Saturday, August 18, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
I personally have been using interval training. What I do is measure my low zone and high zone heart rate for each exercise. I then warm up for 5 minutes until I reach atleast the low zone of my heart rate. I then do two minutes on the machine trying to reach my high zone. I then reduce the level all the way down on the machine for a minute or minute and a half trying to reach the low zone of my hear rate. I keep repeating this process 3 to 5 times depending how in shape the client is. I will then cooldown for atleast 5 minutes to reach resting heart rate or as close to it as I can. I then stretch for 10 minutes. Stretching all major muscle groups. I then do muscle endurance and muscle strength exercises. I also stretch after the total workout. I then make sure I eat a balance meal after working out also drink a slightly sugary drink to help my metabolism and muscle lactate removal. I lost 15 lbs along with eating foods low in the glycemic index. Note: The views are solely of the author and is not endorsed or are the views of any company or employer associated to the author.
Friday, July 27, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
Celsogarcia@mail.com for personal training in NYC. Today I did a total body workout knowing I will take two days of rest. I thought I could not pull it off but I did. I focused on weight training and hit every muscle. I did a cardio warm up. Stretched then did legs, then biceps, then chest then triceps. I then did abdominals and lower back. I ate well and rested well. I did what people call circuit training which is controversial but I do once a week. I do this to balance my body out and make sure I take care of any inbalances. Also making sure I train every muscle equally. I feel great so far. Try it but so not go too heavy and before and after the workout. To ensure good energy before and after the workout. Recovery is key to prevent overtraining or to prevent injuries.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
I met a chinesse tutor that told me that the key to life was moderation. She explained to me that in China most people lived longer because they believed in moderation. I have recently analyzed this view on life and I said this applies perfectly to working out. There has to be a balance. Too heavy weights everytime you workout will lead to injury in the long run. Working out everyday will get your body fighting you and instead of progressing you will regress. The same thing with diet. Starvation diets make your body believe it is starving and it goes on emergency mode thus eating muscles and storing fat which takes more energy to burn. Another issue with moderation is that when working out you use one side more then another or some muscles more then others. These inbalances lead to injuries. Consuming too much protein can cause a decrease in testosterone. Working out too much can cause a catabolic effect on your body thus breaking down muscle. There has to be balance to workout and be in shape.For personal training in NYC email me at email@example.com
Thursday, July 19, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
Don't you all love getting unsolicited advise from others working out. For example somebody will say wow your trying to lose weight drink green tea ten times a day. The best part is tha the advise is unsolicited and not based on science or research. Often people watch the news and see a 10 second clip on what people should do. They take these words as gospel instead or reading the study itself. I have seen studies with a sample population of 20 or conducted on mice or other specimens but untested on humans. They key is that every human body is different and react different to stimulus. There are some people that can handle 2 a days or split routines others need more rest. That is why as personal trainer we write individualized exercise prescriptions according to the clients needs and goals based on scientific facts and data. Also we use time proven methods that are necessary for a person to achieve their goals. We all do not have the same goals or needs. So when reading a book abou working out take it as you know your body best and should modify it accordingly. In NYC there is even a trend to run 3 times a day for each week daily. I said wow how long can a person do that before overtraining or injuring themselves. Please use common sense before deciding how much or little to work out and in what mode.For personal training services in NYC email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 15, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
Yoou should eat a balanced diet. Carbs should abou 65 percent of an adults diet. However eating the right carbs is what will maintain you at an ideal weight or even help you lose weight. Eating items that are easier to digest thus keeps your blood sugar low or moderate is key. Here I read one of many great article on carbs http://www.runningplanet.com/training/glycemic-index.html
Thursday, July 12, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
These are natural ways to boost testosterone without using supplements. Great article. http://www.runforyourlife.com.au/downloads/issue6/Testosterone.pdf
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
All you have to do is go in craigslist or any other posting sites and you notice many personal trainers seeking clients. Some lower their prices dramatically other's promise super fast results. Many such as myself will train you at home. In NYC I notice that there are many gym personal training jobs being offered. But many trainers want to work without the constraints of corporations. They push you to sell more than what is sellable. Some trainers complain of feeling like used car salesmen instead of trained and highly sought out professionals. This is just a thought I know it is a business where the gym keeps most of what a personal trainer charges. Some people such as myself choose to work independently but then it's more work but more freedom.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
There is always disagreement as to the best personal trainer certification. However to set the record straight the nationally accredited ones are the best. The certification that makes personal trainers bad are the ones that just make the person take the test over the mail or without much preparation. The golden standard is ACSM because from a quick search there are only about 200 Certified Personal Trainers through ACSM in New York State as opposedtot the other certificates that are a breeze. Having too many cetifying bodies has watered down the Personal Training field. Those people that have bad experiences with personal Trainers are reluctant to use them again. There should be minimum requirements for certification This causes competition thus making personal training a commission based job. As opposed to a stable career.
Sunday, July 01, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
The competition is fierce for personal training jobs in NYC. However this interview was demeaning they never asked about my qualifications or about my background. Instead they asked me to demonstrate a proper squat, deadlift and a lunge in dress pants and tie. Not using any equipment in a small tiny cramped office. I appreciate the interview at Bally's Total Fitness in Yonkers. They then called me for a second interview this time to demonstrate my form in front of another personal trainer. I took the metronorth wasted 14 dollars twice plus 4.50 on a metrocard twice. To be treated as a piece of meat as opposed to a valued professional with unique knowledge. Their focus was also being able to sell 3000 dollar personal training packages to as many clients as possible. I did not want to rip anyone off so I was not interested. I am a honest personal trainer. I give my clients what they need based on their need not just based on my personal interest. I do not mind selling something that clients need at quantities that are reasonable to clients. How else would I sleep at night?
Saturday, June 30, 2012 • New York, NY 10019
Pump up the music and dance fast music for 30 minutes or more. You could also dance for 10 minutes and try to use your whole body. Exxagerate the dance moves make sure o warm up, stretch and cool down and stretch again. Also you can do push ups, pull ups, crunches, jumping jacks. Reduce your calories moderately and stay hydrated. Do not sit after eating. Wash those dishes or clean your house. You can also walk around the house ten minutes at a time atleast. Also accumulate atleast 60 minutes of activity per day if you want to lose weight. Also reduced your calorie intake by 500 a day.