High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great form of cardio exercise that emphasizes the quality not quantity of time.
Your lower back should not experience any pain or discomfort while exercising your core. Your form is very important.
Smoothies can be a great way to pump up your nutrients, but follow the tips below to get the best nutrition bang for your buck.
Success requires you to consistently operate outside of your comfort zone. Progress cannot occur w/out overcoming challenges.
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There is no such thing as targeting one particular area of the body for fat loss. Our fat cell distribution is genetically predetermined, and you cannot minimize the number of fat cells in a particular body area.
But we can reduce the size of those fat cells, and that happens all over the body in...Read More
This is a common question that I hear a lot. You can’t create a “celebrity body” outside the basic limits and truth of your genetics -- and without having a full-time personal chef, a trainer on retainer, and a private nutritionist on staff! But with a lot of hard work, dedication, persistence and...Read More
Wearable activity trackers can potentially aid in weight loss and help improve overall health by making you more conscious of your daily decisions. This is especially true when it comes to taking more steps -- and the more you move, the more calories you burn. You might walk to the corner market...Read More
Weight training on it’s own won’t make a woman appear bulky or overly large. A woman won’t end up with big, oversized muscles unless she trains for it. She would need to significantly increase her calorie, protein and supplement intake and follow an intense training program specifically designed...Read More
There are several benefits of weight lifting and resistance training, both to your health and to your overall quality of life. Weightlifting can:
- Improve your bone density
- Build muscle
- Stimulate your metabolism to burn excess fat
- Improve your immune system’s functioning
- Improve your nervous
They both can play a role in getting bigger muscle mass. It depends on the individual’s physical response to exercise and the workout and diet plan he or she is following. Generally, you build muscle mass by lifting heavier weights with lower repetitions. Read More
If you feel intimidated in a group exercise setting, it's important to remember that you are there for yourself; your needs and goals are paramount. Watch me explain how to stay focused and motivated while exercising. Read More
Tracking your heart rate is a way to gauge how hard your heart is working. When first starting a workout program or getting active, your heart has to work a lot harder to keep up with your body’s demands for blood and oxygen. If you work out on a regular basis, your aerobic system gradually becomes...Read More
The first thing you should do is see your physician for a physical exam. You need to make sure your body is healthy enough and prepared to take on weightlifting as a regular part of your exercise routine.
Next, find a qualified fitness professional in your area. A certified professional can evaluate...Read More
There are many factors that can affect your success of sticking with exercise. Your motivation level, time constraints and energy all play a major role. Your general health is also a factor: Injuries can lead to exercise setbacks, and anxiety about going to the gym can make working out a challenge. It comes...Read More
Here are some of the common myths I hear about exercise:
- You can out-train a bad diet. That is anything but the case. You have to eat a healthy, balanced diet along with working your training plan.
- Lifting heavy weights will make me bulky. Not true. I lift heavy weights to stay lean, strong,
That is absolutely wrong. You do want to challenge your body, and fatigue and some soreness is a normal side effect of that, but your training program should not be painful. Remember, your program is designed to improve your quality of life. Know your limitation and focus on quality, not quantity. Pain...Read More
Our muscle shape is genetically predetermined. The number of muscles in your body and their number of muscle fibers can’t be changed. But you can increase the size of your muscle fibers, which changes your body’s shape and size overall.
An exercise routine that includes resistance training will...Read More