Wendy Batts

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • Roswell, GA

Activity

  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is it normal to have knee pain during squats?

    Any type of pain is not a normal thing and shouldn’t be ignored or “worked through” while training. If you have pain in the knees during training, be sure to check with your physician first before engaging in increased physical activity. Knee discomfort can often result from restriction in the motion above and below...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Should I stretch as part of my warm-up?

    Yes! Stretching is a great addition to any warm-up plan. Static stretching is one of the most common flexibility techniques and it serves to lengthen muscle tissues that are found to be too short or tight based on a movement assessment. Static stretching involves passively moving a joint into position...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a bent over dumbbell row with two arms?

    The first thing to do when performing a 2-arm, bent-over dumbbell row is to choose a weight that you want to use. Next, stand with your feet pointed straight and be sure to keep your belly in tight. Bend at your waist until your chest is at 45-degree angle to ground and hang both arms in front of...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?

    Just like you might think, both are vital to healthy weight loss. With that being said, you can lose weight with diet alone if needed. Exercise alone, while possible, would be much more of a challenge. To lose weight, we need to create a gap between the calories we burn and the calories we eat so...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is BMI a good way to track muscle mass?

    The BMI formula uses height and weight in its calculation, but it can’t tell whether the weight comes from muscle, fat or other body tissues. For that reason, Body Mass Index is not the best way to track muscle mass.

    Usually body composition tests are a better way to track changes in muscle versus fat tissue....Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I begin stretching?

    While stretching commonly tight areas like the shoulders, calves and hips are great places to start, using the results from a movement assessment such as the Overhead Squat is ideal. A movement assessment can point to specific muscle groups that are overactive. Overactive muscle groups feel tight...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is it normal to have knee pain after running?

    While it is common for runners to experience knee pain during and/or after running, it is not normal. Knee pain or discomfort associated with running can come from many culprits such as overactive muscles and poor posture. Often issues specifically at the knee and/or ankle can contribute. Common overactive and tight areas...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What attitude do healthy people take toward fitness?

    Let’s discuss this answer within the context of our attitudes toward exercise. I think often we look at workouts as just that: ”work”. Find any way to put some fun or meaning into your workouts. Folks that are fit will often see the immediate and long-term health benefits that come from exercise. This keeps...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    Why should I track my sleep?

    The most important reason to track your sleep is that sleep is good for your health, so you need to be sure you're getting enough of it. Research has shown that getting the recommended 7-9 hours per night can:
    • Decrease your chance of motor vehicle accidents
    • Lessen your likelihood of obesity,
    ...Read More
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
    Wendy Batts answered:

    Why should I track my sleep?

    The most important reason to track your sleep is that sleep is good for your health, so you need to be sure you're getting enough of it. Research has shown that getting the recommended 7-9 hours per night can:
    • Decrease your chance of motor vehicle accidents
    • Lessen your likelihood of obesity,
    ...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a single leg dumbbell row single arm?

    When performing a single arm, single leg bent over dumbbell row, you want to first choose a weight that you want to use. Next, stand on one leg making sure that your foot is pointed forward, your glutes are squeezed and your abs are drawn-in. Be sure that your other foot that is off the ground remains...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Can weight lifting be considered cardio training?

    Absolutely! Cardio training is anything that makes the heart and lungs work harder. Weight training definitely taxes your cardiorespiratory system. Remember, you’re breathing a little harder after a set of resistance training exercises after all. To increase the cardio-like feel of your weight tr...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I do a bench dumbbell triceps extension with alternating arms?

    Begin by lying with your head and shoulders on a bench. Make sure that your feet are pointed straight and are shoulder-width apart. Next, hold a dumbbell in each hand and begin by bending your elbows until they are pointed up toward the ceiling and your weights are by your ears. Extend one elbow...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a kneeling hip flexor stretch?

    When performing a kneeling hip flexor stretch, start by kneeling down on your back leg and bending your front leg at a 90-degree angle. Next, squeeze your glutes on the back leg and draw your abs in tight. Once in this position, slightly shift body your body forward and hold this position. If you want...Read More
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is body mass index (BMI) accurate?

    There is a strong correlation between BMI and the amount of fat that someone carries on their frame. The strength of that reliability can vary by a few factors such as age and gender. For example: at the same BMI women tend to have more body fat than men, and at the same BMI older people tend to

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