CrossFit athletes are mimicking training tools used by many of the world’s leading strength and conditioning experts. The use of the KewlFit targeted 58°F/14°C Cooling Vests have begun to pop up in Boxes across the country. These vests are being used similar to how the USA Cycling Team, Alberto Contador and the Dutch National Soccer Team are using them, by keeping the core cooler before, during and after workouts.
LISTEN TO YOUR TRAINER – Sometimes people have the best intentions in hiring a coach BUT they battle and question the coach consistently – know the reasons why you hired a coach in the first place and reflect on your ‘old ways’. Did your old ways work for you in the past?COMMUNICATION – Occasionally clients forget about this part and just want the next phase of workouts or nutrition. How can your coach know what the next phase is for you if the coach doesn’t know your stats or progress?
1. Fat takes more than four times the space as muscle. TRUE – muscle takes up less space so that’s why sometimes inches can come off but the scale doesn’t change.2. You can turn fat into muscle through training. FALSE – Body fat and muscle are two completely different tissues and have different structures and functions. One does not have the capability to turn into the other.
BREAK OUT OF YOUR EXERCISE RUT.By Shane McLean, Certified Personal Trainer. Love exercise but sick and tired of not getting the results you deserve? Making small changes in your current routine could be just what you’re looking for. Implement one or more of the following plateau busters next time you’re getting after it. Your body will thank you for it. 1. Change the tempo
I hear this statement all the time, “heavy weights with low repetitions will bulk you up while light weights with high repetitions will tone you up”. Is there a difference in these two types of training? The answer is yes – but it’s not about the way you look, it’s about the muscle strength vs. muscle endurance.
So many women today are so fearful of “bulking up” and becoming “too muscular” that they oftentimes avoid the weight machines, barbells and dumbbells completely. Women feel more comfortable and less intimidated using the cardiovascular equipment and you can usually find the majority of the females in the gym running on the treadmills, biking on the recumbent bicycle or striding away on the elliptical machine.