Is it just us or is the craziness for fitness at an all time high? Everywhere you look there are posts of people committing to a healthier lifestyle all centered around fitness. However, most people do not realize conditioning is a huge part of being fit. By that we mean metabolic conditioning, referring to structured patterns of work and rest periods to elicit a desired response from the body. Pretty much this is how your standard workout class goes, utilizing intense exercises with small breaks in between.
Atlanta Sports Complex’s Keon Black is a true master of conditioning! This amazing actor and trainer believes wholeheartedly a fit life is a better life, motivating his clients through spirituality and compelling them to be better people in and out of the gym. “It’s all about doing your absolute best in whatever you do. Your sole competition is yourself…you can’t worry about what everyone else is saying, or doing, or how they looking, at the end of the day it’s all about you wanna accomplish!”
Keon’s exercises are beyond intense, but he allows you to work at your own pace and take breaks as you need to. This definitely allows you to work out longer, harder, and most importantly maintain your form as you do the different exercises. It also reiterates his notion of self-competition. Keon does multiple classes at Atlanta Sports Complex, but his 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM evening classes are the most popular. On Saturdays at 11:30 AM he hosts a free boot camp open to the public that is literally breathtaking!
Check out a few types of push ups he recommends with conditioning and building your upper body! Happy “Fitness Friday!”