Good Morning! Most people say that they do not exercise because they are too tired. Would you believe that these people are probably more tired BECAUSE they are not exercising? This is actually a very tough cycle to break, which is part of the reason why 70% of Americans are inactive (do not exercise 20 minutes 3-4 times per week). Exercise has many benefits with which you are probably familiar:
Good Afternoon! There is a workout-related adage that is as old as time: “three sets of ten reps.” You’ve probably heard an old school gym-goer repeat that to a newbie trying to figure out a workout, or maybe you’ve even been that old school gym-goer yourself.
When different fitness trends become popular, it is very easy to get caught up in fitness routines and programming that make no sense or, worse yet, that are harmful for your body. One of the most popular trends in the early 2000s was the “kettlebell” trend. Kettlebells have been around for centuries, since the early 1700s if my memory serves me correctly, but, to this day, they still are not used correctly in certain areas of exercise programming.
Today I want to talk about closed chain versus open chain exercises. You are probably wondering what they are and if they will help you get in better shape, but, believe it or not, you actually cannot perform an exercise without it being termed either a closed or an open chain. Knowing the reasons why you do them is very important to best understand your exercise programming.
The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.
Can you believe that tape worms were once believed to be a healthy and safe weight loss method? I dont know about you but I am glad the health and fitness industry is constantly advancing. Who knows what we will learn in the next few years. Better Body, Better Life!
Good Afternoon! Today I would like to talk about High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT, as it’s called in the fitness world). HIIT, when added to your workout program, is the best way to blast fat away. The top athletes in the world train using HIIT methods in order to maximize oxygen consumption, burn calories, and become as lean as possible. To get a better understanding of what HIIT is, let’s just break down the term:
Being that this is my first ever blog post on the topic of fitness, I figured this topic would be a great place to start. This is particularly applicable for those of you who have hit pleteaus when training. What are plateaus, you ask?