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Exercises for Bloggers

 

Exercises for Bloggers 

So almost 5 weeks in to the new year and you’ve already given up on the exercise regime that you said you were going to stick to on the 1st of January.

I get it…

The girl on reception at your local gym spat her coffee out with shock horror when you pulled your hands out of tracksuit bottoms and revealed the stretchy lycra number you had covering up your knuckles.

Exercising for bloggers is really important!  Especially If you’re taking part in a blog post challenge, (Which I highly recommend you do)

You’ll need to make sure your fingers are in good shape, all warmed up and ready to type.

Because pulling a handstring is no a laughing matter…

…believe me I’ve done it and it makes eating ice cream less enjoyable.

So let me share with you some of my tried and tested exercises for bloggers.  I have to warn you.  Once I share these methods with you, there is a big possibility you could get hand-hunted by a local talent scout for your amazing abilities.

Exercises for Bloggers – Finger Racing.

On Your Marks Get Set….

GO!

Before you even put your fingers on the racetrack, you might want to follow these tips.

1.) Drink 14 to 20 ounces of fluid two to three hours before the race.

2.) Eat something with 0.1 grams of carbs per finger then wait two to three hours.

3) Choose a high-carb, low-fibre food with a little protein that is easy to digest, maybe something from a finger buffet.

4.). Right before the race drink a sports drink through a straw.

Finger Racing alone is more fun, but if you can find someone daft enough you might be able to convince them this is a good idea.

Blogging Exercises

 

Images and Hand Art Courtesy of Amazing Hand Painting Art by Mario Mariotti

Exercises for Bloggers – Finger Football or Soccer if you live the USA

Follow this finger football warm up to make sure the Referee doesnt give you the thumbs down.

The warm up should begin approximately 30 minutes before kick-off:

1.) Start with a slow finger jog (for instructions on how to do this, see finger running above and apply less vigour)

2.) build up to 3/4 pace running so that the heart rate is raised to 160bpm as measured by a heart rate monitor.

3.) Make sure you have worked up a slight sweat before turning on  your computer.

The finger football player should mimic activities that you may have to carry out in a game – i.e side foot passing, high kicks, jumping, heading, squatting and diving.

It’s a good idea to draw the curtains and or not to look at yourself in a mirror.

Once warmed up take a lie down and sleep for 30 minutes before entering your wordpress dashboard.

Finger_Football

 

Exercises for Bloggers – Finger Rowing

Finger rowing is very strenuous and if you find it difficult to open the lids on drink bottles this one might not be for you. But if you up for the challenge here’s what you can do.

1.) It helps if you fill the bath tub up to half way before getting in.  If you don’t have a bath you could try the shower, but it’s not advisable as your oar might smash the glass.  To alleviate this risk, replace life size rowing oars with cotton buds.

2.) Finding your rowing style can be daunting, but most bloggers find reminiscing back to the late 70s and early 80s and remembering the dance moves to oops upside the head works really well.  For those of  you born in the 80’s you might remember your mum embarrassing you at your cousins wedding.  If you were born in the 90’s count yourself lucky you haven’t had to experience this.

Once you have this down you will find your finger naturally flow more easily on the keyboard.  However it’s not advisable to have your computer in the bathroom with you. So towel dry before blogging.

 

Finger Rowing

 

 

Exercises for Bloggers – Finger Conducting

Go to the park and find the best stick you can find.  If you don’t live near a park a pencil will suffice.   Conducting is a really great way to find your creative flair and listening to music generally can get those blogging brain cells pumping.  I recommend  music such as:

I wanna hold your hand – The Beatles

Gold Finger – Shirley Bassey

One Hand in my Pocket  – Alanis Morisette

Next….

…even if you can’t read music look at these notes below and pretend that you do.  Twirl your hands around your head and every now and again pretend you are swatting an imaginary fly.

Music

Finger Conductor

 

So that’s it, now you know all my secret hand and finger exercises to get you supple and ready for a blogging marathon.

And if you’re in the mood why not join us in the evergreen blog post challenge.

Blog Post Challenge

 

Do you have any blogging exercise to share?  I would love to know your thoughts on mine, which of them might try out first?

 

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Beth Hewitt

Blogging since 2009 and passionate about blogging, personal development, marketing and helping others succeed. In 2012 I founded the Simple Blogging Network because I was tired of seeing intelligent, talented bloggers getting disillusioned and frustrated because they never made a dime online. I aim to cut down the learning curve for bloggers new and old, simplifying all aspects of blogging and helping great bloggers get the recognition they deserve.

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38 Comments

  • Kyle Nelson

    Reply Reply January 29, 2014

    Beth that was such a fun blog post to read. I need to get in shape for the big challenge coming up. i like to think of it as the Olympics for February ;)

    In all honesty though i have a list of blog post ideas for February and hope to be in the running for the most posts. Looking forward to another challenge!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply January 30, 2014

      Oh the Olympics!

      Now that would be every 4 years though and not every month!

      Time to get stretching

      Beth

  • Donna Merrill

    Reply Reply January 29, 2014

    Beth,

    This is the best yet! I laughed all the way through. You are so creative and upbeat. That’s what makes you shine above “all the rest”

    See you there,

    -Donna

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply January 30, 2014

      So glad you liked it!

      I have to say I am quite proud of it…now to make it go viral lol.

      Beth

  • Merle

    Reply Reply January 30, 2014

    This is brilliant Beth, love all the finger images. Looking forward to Saturday – 1st Day

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply January 30, 2014

      EEK! It’s nearly challenge time.

      Beth :)

  • Vanessa Terrell

    Reply Reply January 30, 2014

    Great post and I loved the images! I couldn’t stop laughing. Thanks for sharing!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply January 30, 2014

      Hi Vanessa

      Glad to make you laugh :)

      Beth

  • Liliana Marsden

    Reply Reply January 30, 2014

    Hi,

    I loved your post. It may be smile so much on a very busy day. It reminded me of the “exercise” I didn’t do before I’ve decided to get fit and lose weight last year.

    Now I walk, but certainly I will try your exercise to avoid repetitive stress injury :)

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply January 30, 2014

      Hi Liliana,

      Glad you liked it. I like to throw some humour out there every now and again. Thanks for stopping by.

      Beth :)

  • June

    Reply Reply January 30, 2014

    Hi Beth,

    Your blog is fantastic. I like the colours. Very vibrant and modern :-)

    I love this post. You cheered me up over at my blog and I got more laughs here on your blog. You’re a natural for writing humour. :-)

    I think I’ll go for the finger rowing and the finger conducting. Great stuff. I’m always swatting flies in the summer. LOL! But seriously, your post is great.

    I’m going to check out the blog post challenge. Not sure if I’ll have enough time to commit though.

    Thanks for sharing. :-)

    June

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply January 30, 2014

      Hi June,

      Thanks for coming back here :) The blog post challenge is evergreen meaning you can join at any point in the year, so if you have more time in the future, it would be great to add you to the SBN community :)

      Glad to have connected with you. Feel free to find me on Facebook.

      Beth :)

  • Alana(

    Reply Reply January 30, 2014

    So lighthearted, and the athletic pictures made my finger pulse pound and made me want to take my hands and run them up the Rocky Steps in Philadelphia. But I didn’t, because I know the all-time best exercise for your fingers. Simply purchase a vintage manual typewriter. Then use it daily! That’s all. I am showing my age, but I learned to type (in what was then called Junior High School) on one of those vintage typewriters. I’ve never had problems with my fingers. I highly recommend the vintage typewriter.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      Ha Alana,

      I used to type away on my mums typewriter and they do take some pounding. Yes ditch the rowing and buy a typewriter.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

      Beth

  • Nate Leung

    Reply Reply January 31, 2014

    Hi Beth,

    This is the first I’ve heard of the blogging challenge. It sounds very interesting. I will take a deeper look at this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      Hey Nate,

      Thank you for heading back to my site. Yes I started doing the challenge over 12 months and they have proved really popular and helpful for people so I’ve made them evergreen so people can join all year round. Hope to visit your site again soon.

      Beth

  • Brett Jones

    Reply Reply January 31, 2014

    Phew! I’m exhausted reading about all these useful exercises and can only just about lift my fingers to make this comm…

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      ROFL funny Brett

      Beth

  • Adrienne

    Reply Reply January 31, 2014

    What a fun fun fun post Beth! That was very creative and the images were a hoot! Thank you so much for making this one just darn fun.

    I’ve never joined a blogging challenge because I really am already inspired to write on a consistent basis so it was never something I cared to do. I think it’s a great opportunity for many though who would like to be more consistent with their writing and put themselves out there.

    Thanks for this very enjoyable post Beth. Loved it!

    ~Adrienne

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      Hi Adrienne,

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes for those who want to get more consistent challenges sure get people back in the grove :)

      Glad you liked my post.

      Beth :)

  • William Butler

    Reply Reply February 1, 2014

    Hello Beth,

    You’re written a great post. I especially enjoyed the pictures throughout ;)

    I think it is very important to maintain a healthy exercise routine, especially if one tends to spend a lot of time in a sedentary position or long hours on a computer.

    Have an enjoyable weekend!
    Bill

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      Thanks William and thank you for heading back to my site. Hope to see you back here sometime :)

      Beth :)

  • Andy Lockhart

    Reply Reply February 1, 2014

    Very good Beth, Love the graphics as well.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      Hey Andy,

      Glad you love the post :) It was fun to write.

      Beth

  • Sonia

    Reply Reply February 1, 2014

    You are a genius Beth! Love this post! Did you do the modelling yourself?

    Fast paced and vibrant it is no wonder people love to follow your work so much.

    You give blogging a really cool name – especially with your new excercise regime included :)

    Love love your work. I’m looking forward to the ‘Evergreen’ Blog Post Challenge for 2014.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      No I cant take the credit for the finger modelling :) Can you imagine lol!

      I should do more humour posts

      Beth :)

  • Lisa Thompson

    Reply Reply February 1, 2014

    Love it Beth! What a perfect post to start off the Blog Challenge! You have a great sense of humor :-) – Dr. Lisa

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      Hi Lisa,

      so glad you liked it :) Think I should do some more humour posts in the future :)

      Maybe stretches for Solo Ad Users.

      Beth

  • Shalonda Gordon

    Reply Reply February 1, 2014

    Beth!!! Hilarious.. love the pictures..and I even picked up a few new workouts.. thanks so much.. and keep smiling

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 1, 2014

      Hi Shalonda,

      Nice to see you here and glad you have some new exercises :)

      Beth

  • Mikee Lkes IT!

    Reply Reply February 1, 2014

    Hi Beth,

    You Rock!

    Now that I have That out of the Way, Thank you for helping this Blogger spread his wings by providing this Safe Environment because High Achievement is only possible if there is High Expectations and in my case a soft push up form your Amazing and Gifted Posse.

    Mikee Likes IT!

  • Jennifer Akers

    Reply Reply February 2, 2014

    Beth, you are hilarious!! I love this part – “However it’s not advisable to have your computer in the bathroom with you.”

    You know, finger exercises are indeed good for you, especially if you’re blogging. And especially if you’ve entered a daily blogging challenge :)

    I found a great hand exercise with using Chinese musical balls – not an easy thing to do (I watched a lot of YouTube videos lol), but it’s supposed to be helpful to build to build the strength in your fingers, hands and wrists.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 2, 2014

      Hi Jennifer

      I used to love those musical Chinese balls I had forgotten all about them! I should get some.

      Beth :)

  • Michelle

    Reply Reply February 2, 2014

    This is such a cute blog and something I have never read before :)

  • Barrie Evans

    Reply Reply February 3, 2014

    Easier for me to just play the piano Beth. That’s great exercise for fingers, the other stuff is just too much hassle!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 3, 2014

      LOL, I guess playing the piano would be just as good :) Are you sure I can’t convince you to do some of my warm ups lol.

      Beth

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