The Gentlemen’s Curb is lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. We focus on life from the perspective of men of size. We know that we all love to work out, but sometimes the gym can be too crowded. Sometimes because of our size, their are too many weird looks. Some of us are self-conscious about the awkward stares. (I am at the point where I don’t care, but some of my readers are.)
You may decide that the gym isn’t for you after you’ve been attending classes or sessions for a few months. This could be because you’re tired of the same old scene, it’s too busy, or you don’t feel like you are getting value for money. You don’t have to take out a short-term loan to get fit and experience a gym with the finest equipment, a sauna, and a massage facility. All you need is determination, a routine, and knowledge of how to exercise each of your muscle groups in order to get fit. Take a look at this all-encompassing routine that’ll see you shift the pounds and develop your muscle mass.
It’s an exercise as old as the stars, yet jogging is the ideal cardio exercise. You are undertaking a feat of endurance when you embark on a jog so don’t go all out for a sprint – you’ll last all of a minute. You don’t need a treadmill and can utilize the outdoor environment around you. Focus on your breathing and begin slowly, allowing yourself to slip into a rhythm. This is where some heavy bass music can really help so whip out your iPod and download some tunes that’ll get your heart pumping and your respiration rate increases.
If your thighs need toning and you’d like to see some more definition in your lower limbs, there’s no better (and more tortuous) exercise than the squat. Keeping a straight back, you slowly lower your buttocks and bend your knees while looking straight ahead. The lower you can go, the better. Start slowly and keep up the reps. Building muscle mass requires repetition, and you need to feel the stretch.
Afternoon At The Park
Pull out the Ray Bans and head to the park on a balmy Saturday afternoon. With a group of mates, you could be kicking a football about, playing frisbee or simply larking around. Any sort of physical activity will get your heart pumping and help you burn fat. Couple this with a healthy picnic in the park and you will see the pounds melt away.
Although you may not be fortunate enough to have a pal with a swimming pool as part of their humble abode, it is relatively cheap to pop down to your local swimming baths to partake in a few lengths. Swimming is a great way to keep fit, active and healthy. A relaxing exercise, you can swim using whatever stroke you like to tone up your torso and strengthen your core. Gentle on the joints, this is an ideal exercise if you find more active pursuits cause niggles, aches, and pains.
While you may be used to a gym environment, don’t assume that this is the only way to achieve your fitness goals. By thinking outside the box and considering your day to day physical activity a little more, you can still shift the pounds, build up muscle and maintain a strong level of fitness.
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