How Exercise Reprograms the Brain

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We all know that exercise is good for us.  It can make us feel happier.  It can help with weight loss.  It is good for your muscles and bones.  It increases energy levels and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It can help with relaxation and sleep quality.  It can also help with brain health and memory.  Here is a great article that explains the affect of exercise on the brain for those of you who want to know more about it: This is your brain on exercise.

Now make sure you come to class and feed your brain some BDNF!

Here is the work for Wednesday, March 26:

Strength Focus

Complete 3 sets of each exercise:

A) 1/2 get up  5 reps each side
B) Rope Pulls
C) Negative Pull-ups

Conditioning Workout

Every 2 minutes for 30 minutes (3 sets each)

10 Calorie row
15 Wall balls
10 step overs
15 KB Swings
40 sec Dead bug hold

Please adjust the repetitions to provide a sufficient challenge to your current ability level. If you find yourself finishing stations with less than 20 seconds to rest, please reduce your repetitions; if you find yourself with more than 50 – 60 seconds of rest, please increase the number of repetitions. If you’re not sure what you’re capable of, use the first set as an assessment; go hard for 90 seconds on each station, then try to achieve that number of reps within the two-minute intervals throughout the next two sets.

 

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