Switching up your workouts from time to time is a good idea for a couple of reasons. First, it keeps you from getting bored. Second, it gives your body a “shock.” When you repeat the same exercises over and over, your muscles get used to the movement, and you don’t get the same benefits. One way to add variety is to take advantage of the many gadgets available today.
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It’s no secret that countless people are fighting a long-term battle against body fat. But there’s an equally big struggle the masses deal with on a daily basis: slaying down those numbers on the scale.
I’ve come across so many people who start a workout regimen and then constantly check the scale to see if the numbers have changed. Often, it doesn’t happen fast enough. This can be discouraging. But it can also be deceiving.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it is. But your post-workout meal is a close second. After a grueling workout, your body needs fuel fast to avoid succumbing to a catabolic state. When you’re exercising or when you haven’t eaten for an extended period of time, your body goes into a catabolic state. This means it begins to break down muscle – not exactly ideal when you’re trying to build that hard-earned definition. Instead, you want to keep your body in an anabolic state, or in “repair mode.”
“Abs are made in the kitchen.” This is one of my favorite quotes, because it emphasizes how important proper nutrition and supplementation are to achieving that firm and toned body. But not only is it important to eat right but to eat at the right times. To simplify things, I’ve broken down the when and why of nutrition for optimum fat burning. Read more →
As Labor Day approaches, we’re faced again with a holiday of social festivities – barbecues, football and fun in the sun. You certainly deserve to spend time with friends and family. But since you work hard year-round to eat healthy and exercise regularly, don’t sacrifice all of that in one day of indulgence. Even though you may be excused from the office, you’ll have no excuse not to keep up the good (fitness) work with these healthy tips. Read more →
“I’m working so hard, but the scale just won’t budge! What gives?”
The scale can be your best friend or worst enemy. That’s why I recommend you use the mirror as your scale. The mirror doesn’t lie. In fact, it can be a great motivator to get you focused and fitter. When you look in the mirror, take note of your body’s curves, definitions and overall shape. Check back daily, weekly or just once a month – however often you would step on a scale. Use each face-to-face check-in as a measurement of your progress. Do you see more definition in your biceps? Is your waistline curving in just a little bit more? Read more →
Have you breathed today? Then you need water. Have you eaten today? You’re probably thirsty now. Have you gotten in a good workout? Then it’s time to drink up. The body is approximately 60% water. Your cells, organs and tissues all use water to regulate basic functions. Even when you breathe, you lose water through exhaling. If you’re still not convinced of how important drinking water really is, I can help make it crystal clear.
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