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?
One of the more annoying, yet common myths in the fitness world is that you can "spot train" muscles. Not only is it not possible, it shows how highly uneducated some people are with exercising, yet these people keep "educating" people on how to train. Under education is a huge problem in our industry, and spot training is the perfect example of that lack of knowledge. Targeting the "Lower" Abs or the "tear drop" in the Quads, are two of my favorite that people will try over and over to spot train.
The grass is greener on the other side; or so they say. Since mycareer in the fitness industry began, more specifically once I became a FitnessManager, I have constantly overheard the rambling chatter of other trainers;"I could get paid more to do this on my own" or "I should openmy own studio; I could make a killing."
Want Sexy Abs? Abs, Circuit Training, NutritionTips Training your core is about more than just developing a six pack or obtaining a flat stomach. A strong core helps us to have good posture, eliminate back pain, improves balance and physical performance in our daily lives. Also, studies show that carrying fat around the midsection is more dangerous than carrying fat in your thighs, by increasing the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Want to be more efficent with the little time you have to exercise? Follow these 3 tips to make the most of your time.
1. RECORD YOUR TRAINING- Use a diary or anything to record sets, reps and weight. Cause if you are not measuring progess, you are regressing.
...attack the plan! Most of the successful events of our lives were born from a simple idea or thought. It is the same for our fitness goals. After deciding on your goal it is helpful to put a plan into place. Doing so will help you achieve a positive outcome. Fitness is no different. It is good to quantify all aspects of your new goal(s). Exercise and nutrition both deserve equal attention when you begin to create your plan for success. How do you create a plan?
Many people do the following. Why don't you give it a try? Pick a date. March 31st. Scratch that. I pick today. Pick a physical activity goal. To break a sweat and then do 10 more minutes. Pick a nutrition modification. Drink a measured amount of water that is way more than I usually drink. Behaviorally, I will stick to this plan for today because the sense of empowerment and energy I will get from it will help me reach my long-term goal. Plan. Do. Learn. Plan. Do. Learn. Plan. Do. Learn.