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We spend too much time sitting at our jobs, at home and at the gym. Yes, even the gym. Not even the Dallas Personal Trainer Examiner is immune.

Getting after it outdoors is even better
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Sitting is being called the new smoking. The 2010 study by the American Cancer society, published in the American Journal Epidemiology said that women who were inactive for of 6 hours a day were 94% more likely to die. Men who were inactive for 6 hours per day were 48% more likely to die than their standing counterparts.

Furthermore, according to Carrie Schmitz, an ergonomic research manager for Ergotron found that sitting for prolonged periods of time is one of the biggest culprits inhibiting your body's natural calorie-churning engine.

In fact, it takes only 20 minutes in any fixed position to slow down your metabolism.

A new study by Carrie Schmitz reveals that if a person stood instead of sitting for an extra 3 hours a day, they could burn over 30,000 calories in the course of a year (or what amounts to 8 pounds of fat).

Standing, burn calories and looking great compared to sitting, well it’s really a no brainer.

So let’s combine the calorie burning power of standing with the fat burning prowess of resistance training for a routine that will get you strong, healthy and help you live longer.

It’s time to take a stand.

Instructions

1. This is 3 a day a week program. Rest 48 hours between trainings. For example Monday- Wednesday- Friday.

2. Complete the following routine has a circuit and rest when needed between exercises. Rest 90- 120 seconds at the end of each circuit.

3. For single arm/leg exercises do the prescribed repetitions on each side.

4. Use a weight that allow you to complete all the repetitions with good form.

Day 1- 4 circuits – 5 repetitions for each exercise. Heavy weight. Farmers carry 50 yards

Day 2 – 3 circuits – 10 repetitions for each exercise. Heavy- moderate weight. Farmers carry 50 yards.

Day 3- 2 circuits- 15 repetitions for each exercise. Moderate- Light weight. Farmers carry 50 yards.

Click on each exercise for a video demonstration.

STAND UP ROUTINE

1. Goblet squat- Keep chest high and drive your heels into the ground.

2. Single arm row- Keep chest open and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Do both arms

3. Single arm push press- Keep elbows close plus load and explode. Do both arms

4. Goblet side lunge- Keep chest high and push into the hip. Do both legs

5. Farmers carry- Strangle the dumbbells plus squeeze your shoulder blades back and down.

Now sit down, rest and congratulate yourself for a training well done.

Your body and waistline will give you a standing applause.