Spend much time in the fitness industry and you'll see plenty that's good—and bad, including everything from the fad equipment claiming to help you drop weight and “tone those flabby muscles,” to the diet of the month that contradicts last month’s fad diet.
A lifetime of wear and tear, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle(too much sitting) and other poor lifestyle choices catches up when we reach midlife and accumulate in those later years with chronic health and medical problems, causing dis-function and pain, and eventually loss of independence or early death. Pretty bleak outlook, right?
I saw a video on Men's Health the other day titled "6 Protein Myths:". After watching it I felt like it lacked depth and by not addressing some of the information I was doing a disservice to all who followed that page. The following is my observation.
Misconception #1:"Protein Builds Muscle" The first myth is kind of common sense. Contrary to popular belief protein doesn't build muscle. Protein is what your muscle is made of.
A few weeks ago, a few friends and I went for a hike. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were excited to be on a new trail. We had an idea of where we were going and which trails we needed to follow in order to get us to where we wanted to go. We took a picture of the map so we could have it on our phones and started out. It was about a nine-mile hike, and we were confident of our ability to read a map and follow the trail markers! All was well as we hiked and enjoyed the scenery and the company of each other.
Many of you out there may have thousands of questions pertaining to exercise, diet, nutrition, etc., but aren't sure where to start or who to ask. Well, the best thing I've learned in my experience so far with anything is to take that leap, jump head first into your task at hand, and don't be afraid to ask questions! I'm fairly new in the health and fitness field and today I was actually able to work with my first brand new clients. Fresh into the weight room and even exercising they were probably just as nervous as I was today.
Participation as a Subject Matter Expert in a 3-day meeting by the American Council on Exercise in San Diego, CA regarding the Personal Trainer Job Analysis/Role Delineation Study for the ACE-CPT Certification Exam.https://www.acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/personal-trainer-certification/default.aspx