Welcome to Getting Fit at Fifty

My name is Art Davis and I started running in 2007 to lose weight. Check out my before and after photos at the bottom of the page. I ran my first 5K and 10K in 2007 I went on to run my first half Marathon and full Marathon in 2008.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Six Tips To Get The Most Out of Your Workout

I saw an this article on MSN's website and here are the six tips:
  • Workout between 4 and 6pm because that is when yhour body temperature is highest, that will make your workout more productive.
  • Warm up 15 minutes before the main event. This will improve your range of motion and enhance your anaerobic performance.
  • Wear cross-trainers when you're walking the dog, lifting at the gym or hanging out on weekends.
  • Listen to your MP3 player when you're on the treadmill.
  • Replace your running shoes before you log 500 miles.
  • Clean your watchband before you can smell it.
Today  I ran 3.6 miles in 33 minutes on the treadmill and that is one of my better runs.


  1. Hey, Arthur. Congrats on running 18 mi on Saturday. That's no easy feat! Good luck at the Chicago M.
    My tip for a workout is to do it on an empty stomach. This will prevent cramps or heartburn and avoid that feeling of sluggishness after a meal.

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