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How to Keep those Pesky Pounds Off; Advice from Fitness Guru Mark Moon

Friday, January 17, 2014 Stella Quimby

Fitness Guru Mark Moon himself (photo courtesy of markmoonfitness.com)

After the holidays many suffer (such as myself) with the left over pounds that we just can't seem to get rid of!  How does one finally kick these pounds to the curb? Fitness Guru Mark Moon gives us at Half Stack advice on how to achieve this tedious task!

Mark Moon's Tips:
  • Try to be aware of HOW much you are eating (cut back if you are not as active as usual)
  • Keep being active; that doesn't always mean going to the gym! You can take walks with friends, just try moving around
  • Utilize what's around you...you can always do workouts at home, on the go, anywhere if you use what's available!
Half Stack (HS): Looking out the window these days completely discourages many to venture out to the gym due to the cold winds and snowy roads; how does one get inspired to venture out in the cold and workout?

Mark Moon (MM): Make it a social environment!! Invite friends and make it an appointment because people are less likely to miss an appointment! Buddy training systems are important in days like those! One can inspire the other to workout!

H.S: What are some MUST KNOW workout tips we can give to our readers?

MM: Try implementing buddy workouts! They make working out fun and less of a chore. Also try inserting exercises that you can do anywhere into your schedule such as squats, push-ups and sit-ups!! You can also use your own body weight for strength exercises.

Mr Moon also gives us a Sample Workout for those of us who are super busy these days!

  • Push-ups
  • Squats
  • Sit Ups
  • Lunges
  • Superman's (lie face down on your stomach with arms & legs extended; keep neck in neutral position. Keeping arms & legs straight (not locked) simultaneously lift your arms & legs up towards the ceiling to form an elongated 'u' shape with your body.
Superman move (photo courtesy of fitsugar.com)

  • Jumping Jacks (instead of 10 do 30; thus 3 sets of 30)
  • Reverse Bridges (lay on your back with your hands by your sides & your knees bent and feet flat on floor. Tighten your abdominal and buttock muscles. Raise your hips up to create a straight line from knees to shoulders).
Reverse Bridge (Image Courtesy of netfit.co.uk)

Do 3 sets of 10 for a high intensity workout

H.S: Any extra advice for those annoying pounds?

MM: Try always being fit...be always about, on the move! There is no pressure to look a certain way, focus on improving your lifestyle! It is a lifestyle choice! Remember if you feel better about yourself it is easier to maintain!

- Stella Quimby
Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

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