Fitness and beyond: Exercise routines for everyone
Roger Wolfson is a former physical educator who still teaches and preaches about health and fitness to everyone who’ll listen. He believes that leading a healthy lifestyle is more important today than ever before because of the global health crisis the world is struggling with.
A healthier body translates to a stronger immune system, which is something everyone needs to have a fighting chance against COVID-19. With his series of blogs, Roger Wolfson aims to educate people in preparing their body and immune system for the new normal.
Today, Roger shares his favorite fitness routines, which he has practiced over the years.
Calisthenics: Calisthenics is as basic as it gets, and probably the best form of bodyweight training that Roger Wolfson has tried. It is made up of movements that use large muscle groups. People who often practice calisthenics train with minimal-to-no equipment. Calisthenics training ranges from simple moves like push-ups, sit-ups, and air squats to more complex exercises such as burpees and mountain climbers.
CrossFit: CrossFit training has become quite popular over the past two decades with new-age gyms emerging all over the country. This has become an alternative for people who have grown tired of the typical weights gym. CrossFit training is known to be extremely tough. It takes the principles of High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT and adds elements of weightlifting, powerlifting, and calisthenics.
Roger Wolfson warns people though not to take CrossFit training lightly because even if routines are only 20-25 minutes, they push the body to its limits. This is why recovery is a must.
Boxing and Muay Thai: One of Roger Wolfson’s fondest memories of physical training were inside the boxing gym. Boxing training, especially for beginners, can be quite a rude awakening as trainers work a person’s legs as much as their upper body. However, once the fundamentals are established, boxing can burn as many calories as any other workout known to man, and it’s great fun to boot.
And for people who are already very much into boxing, Roger Wolfson recommends that they take it one step further and try Muay Thai or Thai Kickboxing, which is very much like boxing but also teaches how to use the legs in combat.
Running: One of the simplest fitness routines is also one of the most effective in terms of improving one’s overall health. Roger Wolfson mentions that even with today’s lockdown guidelines prohibiting people from leaving their homes, people can still run in place and still reap the benefits of running.
Running strengthens the bones, boosts heart and lung performance, and improves the overall circulation of blood and oxygen. It is also an incredibly modifiable exercise as one can speed up or slow down to a walk. The important thing is to keep the legs moving.
What about you? What are your favorite fitness routines? Feel free to share them with Roger Wolfson in the comments section below.
Roger Wolfson is a former physical educator who continues to help people change their lifestyles for the better. He is still a consummate guide for everyone who is on their journey to attain their health and fitness goals. Roger’s passion for all things health and wellness has allowed him to lead so many others towards a healthier and fitter life. For more about health and fitness, check out this page.