Compound Fitness Works. Here’s How (Video.)

Coach E here:

Compound fitness works. Often it’s about consistently hitting singles versus swinging for the fence.

Make moves and make magic. Post how you are getting your move on below.

Keep it lit!

Coach E

 

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Why We Fail

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We fail when we say no to a challenge that scares us. We fail when we play small or wait to be picked. We fail when we let fear hold our life hostage. We fail when we hesitate to speak our truth, act in alignment with our core values or say I love you. We fail when we use our old outdated stories as an excuse for why we can’t have what we want in the present. We fail when we don’t get up when life knocks us down. You see the only failure there is failure to act. Failure to lean in, step up and make things happen. Setbacks are opportunities to learn and grow.

Take away: You were born with wings. Sometimes you have to jump off the cliff and know your wings will appear. They will.

Keep it lit!

Coach E

 

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Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com  

 

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Just Show Up

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The secret to success in fitness and in life is consistently showing up. Often we blame out lack of resources for to taking action (the greatest of which is time.) Remember it’s not your resources, but your resourcefulness that determines your destiny. 

Today I invite you to meet yourself where you are and with what you have. Keep in mind it’s progress and not perfection that lights you up and makes you feel the most alive. 

 

Take away: Show up. Get resourceful. Take action. Notice how good this feels. 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com  

 

 

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Unleash Your Inner Superhero

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There is a superhero within all of us we just need to put on the cape. I invite you to be the heroin/ hero of your fitness and wellness story.Remember your old story has no power over you unless you live there. Turn the page. Step up and say yes to a fit and happy life you love!

Keep on rocking!

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com  

 

 

 

 

 

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The Power of Rituals

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When it comes to transforming your body and your life, I offer your rituals become your destiny.

This week I invite you to take a closer look at the fitness/wellness ritual that has best served you (such as starting your day with healthy breakfast routine) and one ritual that has historically stolen from you (such as mindless late night snacking/binging.)

Your assignment: Take a few minutes and write about how you have integrated your empowering ritual into your life. Success leaves clues. How did you move this ritual from a “should” to a must? What was the driving force? How good does it feel to engage in this ritual? Why?

Next write about your limiting ritual. How is this ritual stealing from you? Your health? Relationships? Self-esteem? How would your boy/health/life transform if you replaced this ritual with something that empowers you?

*Key question: What small step can you take today to replace this ritual with a routine that both feels good and keep you aligned with your health/wellness goals /values?

Keep it fun and keep it simple. Notice how good this feels!

 

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Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com  

 

 

 

 

 

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Small Things Great Love

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Coach Erik here:

 We can never heal all of the sadness and pain in other people’s lives. We can’t carry their load and produce miracles overnight. But we can bring a cup of cool water to a thirsty soul or a scoop of laughter to a lonely heart. We can give someone the gift of our full presence and the miracle of unconditional love.

 Take away: Mother Theresa once said, “We cannot do great things only small things with great love.” I invite you to something small with great love today. Notice how good this feels.

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Take The Plunge!

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Boldness has power, genius and magic in it. Begin it now!

These famous words by Johann van Goethe, rung in my ear as I dove head first into the frigid Atlantic Ocean for my 42nd birthday Sunday. While the icey water stung my flesh and shocked my body I felt alive, vital and empowered!

My birthday polar plunge was a symbolic start to a personal challenge this year; be bold, dig deep and take inspired action!

Take away: When it comes to stepping up to a new challenge or an old obstacle this year, I invite you to lean in and take inspired action. When you do people, events and resources you never dreamed of will come your way.

What’s the point of being alive if we don’t at least try to do something remarkable? Be bold, dig deep and take the plunge!

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter, athlete and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

 

 

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4 Amazing Benefits of Interval Training

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Interval training defined as alternating bursts of high intensity activity followed by intervals of lighter activity can have amazing effects on your health and physique. Here’s what it can do for you:

 #1 Burn more calories in less time.

 #2 increases your basal metabolic rate (the rate you burn calories at rest) so you will be a fat burring machine for the next 24 hours after an interval session.

 #3 Strengthens your heart and cardiovascular system.

 #4 You can do interval training using any exercise modality that elevates your heart rate. For example; power walking, biking, jumping rope or swimming. 

 

Give these two workouts a go:

 

Workout 1

Warm-up

10 x 1 min. @ PE 8.5-8.8 each followed by 1 min. recovery

Cool down

 

Workout 2

Warm-up

5 x 2 min. @ PE 8.5-8.8 each followed by 2 min. recovery

Cool down

Notes

1) PE stands for perceived exertion. This is a scale from 1-10 with 1 being lying on the couch and 10 being an all out effort. This is your perception of exercise intensity during your interval.

2) This can be done with ay type of exercise that gets your heart rate up.

 

Let me know how it goes! 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, life coach, presenter and author. Check out his blog/vlog for more secrets to living a fit and happy life you love. http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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