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Trikke For diet and Fitness – 5 Quick Tips to Get You Moving While Losing Weight & Having Fun

Losing and maintaining weight and keeping fit is a lifetime goal that requires dedication and patience to achieve and maintain. Although the key to accomplishing this goal is solely simple; ie, proper exercise and a well balanced diet, as you know, "simple" does not necessarily mean "easy". Moreover, your real challenge lies in your ability to maintain your newly earned and hard-won fit physique. This is most easily accomplished with increased toning of your muscles, while of course, staying lean.

Fortunately, with the advent of the Trikke cambering vehicle, gaining and maintaining a healthy form has never been easier or more exciting. If you love getting out and enjoying the outdoors, and you've not experienced the Trikke scooter yet, you're in for a treat!

As a human powered vehicle, your Trikke HPV requires your continuous body movement in order to launch it and keep it going. The Trikke is actually easier to learn than mastering a bicycle, which is a really good thing for some of us out-of-shape over 20-somethings 🙂

After your initial lesson to get comfortable on your new Trikke, you can start an outdoor adventure program that serves also as a diet and fitness regimen by following these five steps:

  1. Propel your Trikke scooter and start your workout. Alternately push and pull the handlebars to generate a slow forward movement. To maintain the momentum, you will continue lean and push the handlebars towards the right, then left. For beginners, propelling the Trikke may take time and practice. Regardless of whether you can propel your Trikke scooter on your first try or after several attempts, the continuous arm thrusts required to move your Trikke forward gives your arm and shoulder muscles a great workout. But the benefits are not limited to just your arms and shoulders … read on, my friend!

  2. Start cruising on your Trikke scooter and tone your core muscles. You need to twist your upper body in a series of "S" turns while slowly leaning your weight into the inside of the turn to start cruising. This will cause a continuous and rhythmic contraction of your core muscles, previously your abs, back and hip muscles. Over time, with regular Trikke training, these muscles will appear well-defined and toned.

  3. Accelerate your Trikke, burning fat to lose weight. You will learn to regulate your speed while cruising along on your Trikke by using different groups of muscles.

    To achieve maximum speed, you have to start moving your upper and lower body synchronously by applying a little weight or kick on your right foot when turning left and vice versa upon reaching what many Trikke riders term as the "sweet spot."

    In order to gain speed, more muscles need to contract, hence more energy will be needed causing fats to be burned to supply the needed energy. In fact, studies have estimated that riding the Trikke at a speed of 15 km / hr will burn approximately 500 Kcal per hour. Cruising at a faster rate of 17.5 km / hr will burn up to 700 kcal per hour. And upon reaching the maximum speed, you will end up burning more than 1000 kcal per hour.

    This is an effective, not to mention fun way for you to achieve diet while enjoying the exhilaration of speeding your Trikke around your neighborhood or taking your Trikke on vacation to better see the local sites.

  4. Just like anything, the more you ride your Trikke, the better you will get at it. As they say "Practice Trikke-ing makes perfect Trikke-ing." (Just kidding,: -0 "they" do not really say that.) As you continue Trikke-ing, you will learn to tone specific parts of your body. As you become proficient on your Trikke, you will learn to control the degree of your body movement while cruising along. If you want to work specific muscle groups, you can always increase or decrease the twisting of your body while speeding along on your Trikke.

    Furthermore, changing the height of the handlebars on your Trikke will also help work different muscle groups. Raising the Trikke handlebars will result in greater lower body workouts. The higher you raise your handlebar, the easier it is to perform the right and left rocking motion on the front wheel. This will make your lower body work more in the push off.

    On the other hand, the lower the handlebars on your Trikke are positioned, the more you have to bend and thrust your arms into the handlebars. This will give your upper body more of a workout.

  5. Trikke uphill and enhance your cardiopulmonary workout. One of the hardest things to accomplish in Trikke-ing is propelling your Trikke scooter up a steep incline. Only advanced riders can master this because of its level of difficulty. Riding against gravity will require more power, and the higher the hill you need to climb, the more difficult your progress will become. Since muscle contraction through coordinated body movements is the driving force behind the forward motion of your Trikke scooter, more power translates to more muscles contracting. This in turn requires more blood flow to the working muscles, faster heart contracting to propel the blood and faster respiration to obtain oxygen for the working muscles – a true cardiopulmonary workout all the way around.

Beginning your Trikke training program will strengthen your muscle strength and endurance, strengthen your heart and respiratory muscles, improve your circulation, help reduce your weight and give you a fit body, and improve your overall well-being. All while having great fun!

Source by Jae Winters

Components of Any Sensible diet Program

A day does not go by without someone I run into tells me how they are trying to lose weight and get into better shape. The amazing thing about it is; for every person that has shared this goal with me seems to have a different idea on exactly how to go about losing weight and getting into better shape. Some of them are using Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers or the South Beach diet. Most of them unfortunately are missing some key components from their diet program that would otherwise help them to achieve their goals and realize last results. Here I explain some of those essential components:

  • Stay Hydrated:
    – Vitamins & Minerals:
    – Protein & Carbohydrates:
    – Stretching:
    – Weight Training:
    – Aerobic Exercise:
    – Rest:

    Stay Hydrated: Water is among the top most important bodily needs to live and survive. Many people are walking around in a constant state of dehydration and do not realize it. Yes, your body needs water to survive, but equally as important it needs the water to perform many important functions. As an example; muscles are 90% water and dehydration can diminish their ability to function as designed. It is important that you drink plenty of water each day; about 8 full glasses.

    Vitamins & Minerals: The food we are consuming these days, unfortunately, much of it does not have the vitamins and minerals necessary for the body to function at peak performance. Your body will need supplements if you are to maintain good health. Vitamins C, D & E will be necessary along with niacin and iron to help the body to perform important metabolic functions.

    Protein & carbohydrates: A balance of meats, vegetables, nuts and grains are critical to any long term diet program. The body needs amino-acids to build new cells and muscles as well as the glucose carbohydrates provide for the production of energy. An imbalance of protein and carbohydrates is not a long term diet strategy that anyone can maintain. Sometimes the body will break down from the depletion of one or the other.

    Stretching: Your muscles store a lot of kinetic energy and stretching is one of the most efficient methods for releasing this energy. Stretching provides many other benefits such as more flexible tendons and muscle fibers. The benefits of stretching regularly can enhance performance and help you avoid injury. Daily stretching is a key component to any successful exercise routine or diet program.

    Weight Training: Many people in the past have avoided weight training because they thought they would develop gigantic muscles. But the fact is weight training accelerates the metabolism faster then any other kind of exercise. Working the muscles progressively and consistently will burn a lot of calories in a short period of time. Also stronger muscles are healthier muscles and will reward you with a better looking physique. Start up slower and build up the intensity as you progress.

    Aerobic Exercise: Participating in an exercise program that is aerobic will help you burn fat your body has already stored away. Just 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week and you can lose 2 to 3 pounds of excess body fat. Both the regularity and duration of your aerobic workouts are important if you want to see consistent diet results. Once you begin an aerobic exercise program then stick with it.

    Rest: This is one of the most neglected and overlooked aspect of a diet program. Rest is the time for the body to repair, replace and rejuvenate the bones, muscles and tissues. At least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night is mandatory for each individual. You will have more energy and enthusiasm if you make getting sufficient amounts of rest just as important as the any other component of your diet program.

A more broad perspective regarding your weight and your daily habits can help you to achieve more satisfying and consistent results. Start off both slowly and gradually when it comes to making changes. The body reacts to small changes much better then abrupt ones and small changes are easier to live up to as well. Embrace the 7 components listed above and giving them their rightful place in your diet program will help you achieve the results you desire.

Source by Richard Spillane

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