I feel that for any person in an educational or coaching type of work should practice what they preach. I'm sure that we've all heard someone who had been a mentor to us (in the fitness profession) or have read this in a book. How many of you actually do it though? What I mean by that is if you're coaching a marathon runner, how many of you fitness professionals have actually been through a training program specific to a running race? What about training a powerlifter?
Plug these tips/tricks in next time your training.
1.Pair lower body exercises with an upper body exercises, resting as little as possible. You’ll get more done in less time and burn more calories.
2.Always do exercises that work multiple muscles. E.g., squats, push-ups and lunges. No bicep curls allowed. Again you’ll burn more calories and build more lean muscle.
3.Use the same piece of equipment when you pair exercises. You’ll cut down on rest time and again you’ll burn more calories.
The Balance guy setting you straight.
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.
A trend that's been picking up some steam in the fitness marketing industry is the theory of three different body types: the mesomorph, ectomorph, and endomorph. As the story goes, we are predisposed to align with one of these body types, which I'll briefly describe: Mesomorph - The 'ideal' body type, the mesomorph is an athletic build with broad shoulders, a narrow waist, considerable lean mass and low bodyfat. This type of person will be on the covers of fitness magazines.
Good day, friends! In the world of weight lifting, supplements are everywhere. It's impossible to simply go to the gym without being bombarded by advertisements. Many times, gyms are linked up with a local supplement/nutrition store, adding a sense of ulterior motive to the posters on the walls informing one of the correct amount of daily protein. Here's my view on some of the various forms of supplements promoted in the fitness community:
Today I've decided to try out a new routine to blast through some plateaus. After doing some research, I came across an intriguing routine called P.H.A.T Training by Layne Norton (a pretty renowned guy, mostly because he's a bodybuilder with a Ph D)
Core Strengthening is fun and invigorating. Yoga core strengthening poses are varied and produce excellent results. One core strengthening pose which has become popular in the fitness industry over the last decade is called hover or plank (caturanga dandasana). This pose has been practiced by yogins over thousands of years!