Your body is actually always burning calories--> Your body needs calories to function!These calories that are needed add up to your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)-- Knowing your BMR will help you be able to lose weight more effectively, because you will know the amount of calories your body needs each day just to survive, then we'll calculate your needs based on your activity level. To properly calculate your BMR you need to factor in your age, height, weight, & gender.
Through the years that I have been studying, training myself, working in gyms, and teaching others, I have noticed that more and more people tend to think that the only way to train is to train hard. To get our butts kicked or to kick our own butts. We watch shows like the biggest loser and see what people go through to drop weight and get healthy. In many ways, it’s inspiring and emotional to watch. In other ways, it’s completely unrealistic and discouraging.
This morning at yoga class, our insightful instructor took a moment to discuss a few life rules with us. (Never mind that it was while we were holding Utkatasana--chair pose--for an extended period of time.) I can't remember each of the rules, but a few sunk in between breaths. I've added a few of my favorites.
You are just as capable of lifting someone up as is them capable of bringing you down. When you come across someone who is not as positive and upbeat as you are, raise the other person up to your level. Decide to choose the high road, and commit yourself to staying on that high road.
I have been teaching fitness classes for over 25 years and I don't remember a class that did not include "ab exercises." Class participants not only want them, they will demand them! I remember a time when class members would brag to each other about how many crunches they could do - sometimes in the hundreds!
There are so many exercises out there for each body part that it can be hard to figure out which ones will give you the best results. So, Muscle & Fitness for Her asked IFBB figure pro Felicia Romero for the best excercises to help you get stronger, leaner, and fitter. Here is what they came up with: (I thought this was great!) 1. Arms