Tips For Working Fitness Into Your Life

Improving your fitness is an admirable goal. It can be intimidating, especially if you are poor shape right now, but fitness is attainable. The techniques presented here will assist you in your quest for fitness. THis will make you feel good and it will also improve your health.

For workout beginners, a personal trainer can be very helpful. The trainer will tell you how to reach your goals and you will be able to focus on areas you need help in. It can be quite intimidating going to the gym if you are new, or haven’t been in a while. A trainer can help give you the confidence you need. This will help you get started on that new fitness program.

Simple pushups can help you tone triceps. If you place your hands at 45 degree angles when doing them, you will directly target these muscles. When you do pushups this way, you’ll have the triceps targeted and strengthened more effectively.

When you are first starting a weight-lifting regimen, begin with lighter weights. Small muscles fatigue more quickly than large muscles, so using barbells before larger machines makes sense. When you move up to the bigger muscles, your smaller and more delicate muscles will have a breather.

Keep a daily record of everything that you do. Include the food you eat, the beverages you drink, the exercise in which you engage — everything. Even make note of the times you exercise and eat, and the temperature each day. Doing this will help you notice patterns in your workout activity. If you couldn’t work out for a couple days, write down why.

If you’re dedicated to getting in shape, consider hiring a personal trainer. Personal trainers have a lot of knowledge that you don’t, and can be extremely motivational. However, some people are very successful when they work out on their own.

Basic bodybuilding workout: To build muscle mass, lift more weight for fewer reps. Select a certain muscle group and begin your routine. Warm up with lighter weights. It is a good idea to do approximately 15-20 reps with the lighter weight. When you move to your next set, choose a weight level at which you are able to do no more than 6-8 repetitions. Increase the weight by 5 pounds and repeat for the third set.

It is very important to have a strong core. Core strength is vital for many exercises. You can build a stronger core by doing sit-ups. Sit ups also stretch the muscles in your abdomen, allowing for a broader range of motion. This exercise provides an intense workout for your ab muscles.

One way to get over a dislike you have for a particular exercise is to force yourself to do it repeatedly. It is thought that people don’t do exercises at which they don’t excel. It’s the same principal as conquering your fears. Do the exercises you hate the most at the beginning and keep adding them to your routine.

Personal fitness can be the most important thing you can do to feel healthier and feel great. If you do not enjoy exercising you might be very exhausted, but you can do it if you have some motivation. The tips here can help you become a fitter person.

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42 years of just "a little longer"

8/10/2009 – PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. Hollywood’s box office hits were, "The Graduate," "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Cool Hand Luke." Gasoline was 33 cents a gallon, movie tickets were .25, the average cost of a new home was ,250 and a new car would cost around ,750. That was 1967–the year Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., attended boot camp at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

"At that time you were either in college or you got drafted," said General Deppe. "I had just dropped out of college, and then came my draft notice in the mail not too long after."

Convinced by a friend that the Air Force was the way to go, the young Thomas Deppe proceeded to the recruiting office to sign on the dotted line, with little knowledge of the positive impact that signature would have on his life.

"I had no plans on staying in the Air Force any longer than I had to," General Deppe said. "But as time went on and I made staff sergeant in less than four years, I thought, ‘Well, why not stay in a little longer?’ I already had a job that I liked, why would I quit it when I might get something on the outside I didn’t like?"

That "little longer" became 42 years of military service. Putting his enlisted career behind him, General Deppe earned his commission in November 1977.

"It was an interesting switch," he said. "I went from having credibility with my job as a technical sergeant, to a brand new lieutenant with no credibility whatsoever."

General Deppe continued in the officer ranks with the intention of retiring as a captain. In fact, when it came time for him to pin on captain, 21 years of service had already passed. Captain Deppe continued on with his career. In March 1987, continuing to prove himself, he was selected for major below-the-zone, squelching, yet again, his intention to retire. He could have turned down the promotion and went ahead with his plans, but instead he chose to extend his commitment to the Air Force just "a little longer".

"It seems like every time I thought about it, I committed more and more to the Air Force," General Deppe said. "Every promotion requires you to stay in that position for a certain amount of time. I kept getting promoted, so I stayed in the Air Force."

The Air Force can only be thankful that General Deppe said "just a little longer", his solid commitment can be seen through his 42 years of service. Airmen can only be inspired by his commitment. It takes loyalty, dedication and determination. A sense of belonging, a family, a family of…Airmen is what General Deppe finds most rewarding.

This is what General Deppe had to say during his retirement interview:

What is your most enjoyable/rewarding part of your military career?
"You, the ‘cream of the crop’…Airmen just like you are the reason I have enjoyed my military career and found it so rewarding, both enlisted and commissioned. I am proud to belong and will always.

What/who was your biggest influence while you served?
I had a boss, Col. Raymond "Hal" Cleveland; he was the director of intercontinental ballistic missile requirements. He mentored me more on officership and life than anyone else. He also is the person who’s responsible for teaching me how to golf. I am forever indebted to him. Unfortunately, Hal passed away in the late 90’s. I am sure where he is he can see me and what I’m doing…

What made you decide to be an officer?
You have to want to be an officer … I wanted to be one. You have to be up to greater challenges in life. There are two kinds of prior enlisted officers: the really good and the really bad. I’ve known a few in the really bad category. In my case, I was not a very good first-term Airman; in fact, I was probably pretty lousy. I enlisted in the Air Force to avoid the draft, to get the education benefits and to get marketable skills.

Along the way, I realized all the fun you could have and that’s why I re-enlisted. After the fun wore off, I realized I had to get serious about this, and I got sent to NCO prep school, which is now Airman Leadership School. It was the turning point in my career, because it made me realize just how important everything is. I don’t care if you are a public affairs officer or a personnel Airman, or a security forces team member, or even the two-star general in charge of 20th Air Force, everyone of us has a very important role. I had an eye-opening experience. When I realized just how important this business is and just how much I liked it. As a result of this I became a prep school instructor part-time, and then I volunteered to be a recruiter and then attended Officer Training School.

While being stationed around the United States and beyond, what assignment was your favorite and why?
That’s a really hard question, I never really had a bad one. Ironically both of my shortest tours were my favorite, not because of the location but because of the mission. I was a ground launch cruise missile flight commander in Belgium. Back then we were like pioneers, we wrote the rules as we went along and it was really exciting. The second was vice commander at the 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla., where we were launching rockets and putting people in space. It was a very busy year, one of the busiest on record. I can’t complain…

Upon your departure, what would you like to pass on to fellow Airmen?
If I’m nothing else to anyone in the Air Force, let me be an inspiration for the opportunities that are available in the Air Force. I don’t think I passed up on any of them; be it education benefits, promotion opportunities, fitness centers, auto hobby shops, golf course, or the club systems. The opportunities that I took advantage of to become a two-star general are the same opportunities that are available to you.

Do you have any plans for your retirement?
Well first I’m going to take some time off…I have been going to work every day for 42 years, one month, and two days. My wife and I are going to take a couple trips. After about a few months I will see what is available work-wise. Before the end of the baseball season I want to get back to St. Louis, and catch a couple games.

What do you think you are going to miss the most?
That is easy, the people. It’s always the people. I have such a great love for my Air Force family, the people I have met along the way. I plan to keep them as family for the rest of my life.

Do you have any farewell comments?
It’s been an extremely fast 42 years, I can still remember the day I got on the train and left St. Louis for basic training in San Antonio, Texas. It seems like it was just yesterday and it goes by so fast, but I can remember people at every place I have been stationed that made a difference. I hope that in my 42 years I have been able to make a difference to some people as they have made a difference to me.

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