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.
We all want to feel the burn when working out, but what about the shakes? I'm not talking about feeling dizzy from not eating enough or from coming up too fast after doing a forward bend. When your body is working really hard, either holding a challenging position or toward the end of a set, your muscles start to unintentionally quiver.
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."