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Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Fitness Tip #1: From a 32-Year Fitness Novice

A healthy body makes a heathy voice - a healthy head for business!

When you begin your workout routine, after you stretch and warm up a bit… you are stretching and warming up, aren’t you? … keep something in mind as you do your stomach or mid section 
exercises. Whether you’re doing crunches, old fashioned sit-ups or working on the ab machine (my preference) make sure that you hold in your stomach muscles as you move from the positive direction to the negative direction and back and forth. Think about how those muscles support your diaphragm and chest as you breathe normally but purposefully. Inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. 

Training in this way will teach your muscles to support your diaphragm and chest when your body is at rest. If you are pushing outward as you do your stomach exercises you’re training your muscles to extend outward from your belly. You don’t really want that, now… do ya’? 
See you again for the next Friday Fitness Tip!

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a fitness expert in any way. I’m not a certified trainer, dietician, or medical doctor… nor do I hold a degree in physical education, dietary science, sports medicine or any other field related to today’s fitness. I am just a normal guy who’s been working out regularly at a gym, 3 - 4 days per week for the last 32 years. I take my health seriously. I figure, I do no service to my profession as a Voice Actor/Voiceover Talent (sometimes on camera) nor to anyone else if I don’t try and maintain good health. And I’ve learned a few things along the way that I’d like to share with you. These ideas work for me and just might work for you. Stay tuned for many more tips!

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