The value of a dollar was instilled in me at a young age by my Parents. "Money doesn't grow on trees" is a phrase I often heard when I wanted something. I've yet to find a money tree; however, what I've realized in adulthood is...people spend time and money on what's important to them. Whether it's travel, dining, entertainment, fashion, automotive, or a plethora of other options, we tend to make things we enjoy a priority and use our two most valuable resources (time & money) engaging in these activities. Everything else usually gets an excuse.
With the New Year having just passed, the January rush at gyms and fitness centers has commenced. It’s always a wonder why, come February, these new gymgoers empty back out even though their credit cards are still being charged $19.99 per month, month after month after month…
Today I would like to talk about a fairly controversial yet necessary topic in the exercise world: pattern overload. We have all seen people that go to the gym and perform the same exercises, over and over again. Whether it’s the result of “old school” mentality, lack of knowledge, or someone steering them in the wrong direction, consistently doing the same exact exercises (just with increasingly higher weight) will lead to dysfunction.
Are you a catalyst for community-wide fitness promotion?Would you consider helping me to reach out to the sedentary population to reintegrate physical activity into their daily routine? Sharing her perspective in the preface of her book Instant Recess the late Dr. Antronette Yancey, MD, MPH wrote
Good morning! I hope that you all had a great summer. I am very excited to be starting up my weekly blog again! For any new readers, each week throughout the fall, winter, and spring I will write an article on a different fitness-related topic. As the weeks go on, feel free to let me know of any topics you would like covered. I am even willing to research your particular topic so that I can write about it for you as comprehensively as possible! Enjoy.
So the other day I ran through the basics of a solid resistance training plan to include in your training arsenal IF your goal is to lose weight and gain lean body mass. If you read my last blog then you learned about phases 1 and 2; Stabilization Endurance and Strength Endurance. Today, we’ll take a look at Phase 3 (Hypertrophy) and Phase 4 (Maximal Strength)