With all the well-deserved celebration of New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s final season and championship career, he wants you to do this: get in shape/stay in shape and live healthy for life.
And, he has done something to help by opening his new gym, 24 Hour Fitness – Derek Jeter.
Jeter partnered with 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide to establish the national chain’s first New York City health club, a 28,000-square-foot, full-service gym at 225 Fifth Avenue at 26th Street at Madison Square Park.
Most will never play a professional sport but all of us can get in shape and live as healthy as possible.
It doesn’t take marathon workout sessions to reach your fat loss and weight loss goals. With three, 30-minute strength training workouts a week, you can get lean and healthy. Here is a FREE Bodyweight Workout book if you need guidance.
Always focus on full body strength training and fat loss instead short-term quick weight loss programs that will only leave you fatter, frustrated and unhealthy.
And, quick weight loss programs won’t help you develop healthy eating habits that you can maintain long-term. Eating whole foods most of the time is critical for building a lean body. There are no shortcuts so don’t waste time with fad diets.
If You Want to Train Like Derek Jeter
In the April 2008 issue of Men’s Health, Jeter talks about his training regimen. He played one of the most demanding positions in baseball (shortstop) so he had to be in peak condition for the long season. He doesn’t go into a lot of detail about his workouts but he does list some workout principles.
1. Do a thorough, dynamic warmup before each practice or game like jumping jacks, lunges, arm circles, pushups and bodyweight squats. Research has proven that a dynamic warmup will prepare your body best for competition.
2. Jeter does a balanced weight training workout in order to prevent injuries and muscle imbalances. Some examples are deadlifts, pullups, rows, squats, lunges, shoulder presses, bench presses and core training. Rotational core training is critical for baseball players.
3. For his explosive training, Jeter does sprints and jump training (plyometrics) to keep his fast twitch muscle fibers tuned and working at peak performance. Fast twitch muscle fibers are crucial for speed and power and also the ones you lose the quickest as you get older.
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Have a great workout today!