Tracie’s Sun Salutation.

Why do Sun Salutation?

This is probably the first question that comes to most of us. Sun Salutation is important for two reasons. One, it can be a great workout for the whole body – stretching, flexing and toning the muscles, an excellent exercise for weight loss. It also offers numerous health benefits beyond the physical level, relaxing the mind, leading it to meditation. Two, Sun Salutation gives us an opportunity to express gratitude to the sun, without which life on earth would be impossible!

Opening Excerpt By:
by senior Sri Sri Yoga teachers: Dinesh Kashikar and Krishan Verma (Yoga Shiromani and Yogacharya).

10 Minute BeFitMethod™ Beach Circuit

If you are on the beach and you only have ten minutes…

That is before you go for a run…

or simply bask in the sun sipping on some lemon and mint infused spring water…

or sipping on…

Well, anyway try this:

Set your timer on your stopwatch or phone for ten minutes and perform the following as many round as
many rounds as possible.

50 jumping jacks
15 body weight squats
15 push-ups or knee push-ups
15 reverse lunges per side
15 cobra or Upward Facing Dog to Downward Facing Dog Transitions

Note: Some research has suggested that a short blast of intense exercise can boost metabolism for the entire day more effectively than a workout that’s slow and steady. And other doctors stress that a regular exercise practice, even if it’s just 10 minutes, can have a lasting impact on heart health and mental acuity, NPR reports.

We Love JC’s Superbands

If anyone has trained with members of our “V art of wellness” team, you probably have experienced some twisting, torquing and a rapid fire flexion of the JC Superbands at work. For years I have been using resistance bands as an integral component of resistance training for the many benefits and rapid results. Over the course of the last year I have found that Superbands™ by JC Santana are without-a-doubt the best. Here is why:

JC Bands & Superbands FAQs

Why are JC’s Band Products superior to other band products on the market?

JC Band Products are made by Lifeline USA. Lifeline uses only dipped rubber tubing, while many of our competitors use extruded rubber. What is the difference between the two processes? Extruded rubber tubing is much cheaper, and is made by forcing rubber through a die, resulting in one thick layer of rubber, similar to how a rubber band is made. If there are any defects in this layer, the band will fail prematurely. Dipped rubber is made similar to how a candle is made, where the tubing is dipped several times in liquid rubber, resulting in several layers. In fact, if you look at the end of our band products under magnification, you will see rings similar to the trunk of a tree. With dipped rubber, if one layer is weak, the other layers will compensate for it and the band will not fail. We know of several customers who have had their bands for 15 to 20 years, and some of the layers of the band are shredded, but they continue to use the band, and it does not break! We must caution you, however, that some bands distributors will tell you that their bands are dipped, and they are not! Armed with the knowledge that you now have, you can look at a cross section of and band product and be able to tell the difference.

Why Bands VS Weights?

There are several advantages to using band training over free weights or machines. First of all, almost all of our products are portable, and most weigh less than 1 lb; therefore, they travel easy. From a functional standpoint, one of the great advantages of band training is that they provide variable resistance. For example, if you are doing a bicep curl with a 50 lb. dumbbell, the exercise actually gets EASIER as your forearm and the dumbbell get further above a parallel line to the floor. This is due to the leverage of your elbow assisting in the exercise. With band training, the resistance increases as the band is stretched, offsetting the leverage of your elbow. Finally, bands provide a much smoother exercise through the entire range of motion. How many times have you been in a gym and seen someone “throw” the weight up and “catch” it on the way down – you can’t do this with a band. Band training kills momentum, making them excellent for strength training and muscle building. Band training also allows you to move explosively without the fear of flying weights, making them an excellent choice for power training. .

How many pounds of resistance does each JC Band represent?

All of our JC Bands are color-coded, with each color representing a different, the following table applies

R1 Teal – 10 lbs
R2 Purple – 20 lbs
R3 Pink – 30 lbs
R4 Magenta – 40 lbs
R5 Orange – 50 lbs
R6 Red – 60 lbs
R7 Yellow – 70 lbs
R8 Green – 80 lbs
R9 Blue – 90 lbs
R10 Black – 100 lbs
These numbers represent a single band. Multiply this number times the number of bands you are pulling on!

Please remember that resistances in the same color may vary slightly, due to natural variations in latex rubber. If you use the same bands for every workout, you will be the best judge of your progress.

How long will JC Bands last?

Many people wonder, “How long the JC Bands last?” Well, we have our JC line of band products made by Lifeline USA and they are simply the best at what they do. I hear from customers who have had the same bands for 10 years or more, but, if you use our products regularly, I recommend that you replace them at least once a year. At IHP we put an absolute beating on all of our bands everyday, so we change our bands out every six months or so – just to be on the save side. You can extend the life of your JC Bands by keeping them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight or other heat, and wiping them down regularly. We know many customers who regularly wipe their JC Bands with Armor-All, claiming it keeps them supple and extend the life of the product.
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The BeFit Method™ Monthly Trainer Challenge

The BeFit MethodT™ Monthly Trainer Challenge is a series of physical fitness events challenging our trainers to maximize their performance in individual tests of “SPEM” Strength, Power, Endurance and Mobility. It is based on the Befit Method™ training principles. The initial physical screening test will be given to anyone who desires to become a Befit Method trainer. Read more