With summer travel and summer vacation, there’s a tendency to overindulge in treats and skip workouts to enjoy time with family and friends. We aren’t saying you shouldn’t have any downtime or shouldn’t enjoy your favorite food fresh off the grill—at TB12, we believe you should maintain balance and moderation in all things, and that includes taking some time to enjoy yourselves this summer!
Implementing your healthy daily habits is a sure way to set yourself up for success. Here are 3 simple ways to stay healthy and on track this summer.
Stay Active & Accountable
If you are traveling, don’t leave your gear behind. Resistance bands easily pack away in your luggage so you can get a quick workout in anywhere, anytime — no gym required.
Schedule in Rest & Recovery
Rest and recovery are critical to your training at all times of the year. Remember to always prioritize sleep, and work pliability into your day whenever possible! We love our TB12 Vibrating Pliability Mini Sphere for rolling out on vacation!
Rehydrate & Refuel
We recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every day! Hydration and nutrition are key to a healthy lifestyle and feeling your best. Add some electrolytes to make drinking water more enjoyable--and to maximize the impact of the hydration!
LET’S GO! When you’re busy with family, friends, barbecues, etc, we know it won’t always be easy to make time for your healthy habits. To ensure that you are getting your workouts in but aren’t stressed about having to work out five days a week, we’ve created a workout playlist to help you navigate the summer season while having fun and staying fit.
This plan is designed for you to do each exercise two to three times per week, with a hard and fast intensity — your summer workouts are about the quality of the exercise, not the frequency.
01 Band Resisted Squat
02 Single Leg Glute Bridge
03 Band Deadlifts
04 Front Plank With Shoulder Press
05 Squat to Chest Press
06 Reverse Core Angel
07 Band Pull Aparts
08 Band Core Rotation
Don’t Be Afraid to Train Outside
Working out in an outdoor setting is usually more visually stimulating than an indoor one – it may not sound like much, but it’s easier to dig deep and push for longer during a tough workout when you’re breathing in fresh air than when you’re staring at the white wall of a smelly gym.
The research backs it up, too, with two separate studies indicating that working out outdoors makes people more likely to exercise in the first place, and more willing to exercise for longer durations.
Although everyone’s ideal workout space is a little bit different, it’s important to challenge yourself and try something new. If you work out in your basement every day, try taking your bands into the yard or a nearby park so that you can reap the healthy benefits of outdoor exercise.
Every day you have a chance to make choices that can help you live a healthier and better life. The TB12 Method is founded on these gradual changes, habits, and smart choices, which will ultimately help you stay in balance and live pain-free!