Wendy Batts

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • Roswell, GA

Activity

  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What are the concerns with being inflexible?

    Muscles pull on bones, and bones make joints when they meet. If certain muscles are overly tight, then the bones and joints they pull on will be out of optimal position. Optimal here being defined as a balance of forces across a joint. If there is imbalance across the joint then wear-and-tear will...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I lose belly fat?

    To let your inner six pack show, you need to burn fat all over your body! Getting rid of belly fat is achieved through a combination of eating a sensible reduced-calorie diet, and participating in a progressive resistance training and cardio exercise program. However, with this being said, when you do...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Can I exercise in extreme cold weather?

    Your body is amazing and can adjust to weather conditions very quickly. If you are dressed appropriately, well hydrated and know when enough is enough, then yes, you can exercise in extreme cold weather. Your body temperature can adjust to extreme temperatures as long as you can keep your body dry by layering...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What is proper portion control?

    Proper portion control is different for every individual. Because we are all different shapes and sizes, the amount of calories that you eat each day should depend on your overall goal. Determining the recommended calories based on your goal will be extremely important so you know just how many c...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How do calories factor into how much weight I lose?

    There is a direct relationship between the weight we lose and calories. The calorie is the unit we use to measure how much energy is in food (in the form of carb, protein, fat, alcohol) and how much energy we store or use (body fat and body sugar stores).

    So the direct relationship looks like this:

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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How can I lose fat specifically on my thighs?

    There is no such thing as spot reduction. Many believe working leg muscles in the gym will lead to fat reduction in that area. Losing fat in any area is a result of burning more calories than you consume. The best way to achieve this calorie scenario is to incorporate a sensible reduced-calorie diet...Read More
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I improve my balance?

    Balance is always a work in progress. Start slowly by simply trying to stand on one leg. When working to improve your balance, you should focus on standing up nice a tall, drawing in your abs and slightly lifting up the arch of your foot while keeping your entire foot in contact with the ground.

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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How many calories does the brain consume?

    Studies show that the brain is very metabolically active and will actually burn about 109 calories per pound of its mass per day. So an average adult brain being about 3 pounds burns 327 calories per day! In general, vital organs make up only about 5-6% of our total mass but 60% of our total resting

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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What can I do if I am overweight and intimidated by the gym?

    This is a common one that a lot of folks have issues with and is very understandable. The gym can be an intimidating place. The first thing you may want to do is actually realize that not everyone in the gym has the perfect body or knows exactly what they’re doing. It just sometimes seems that way,...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Will doing triceps exercises help my arms get leaner?

    You cannot spot reduce, and getting leaner arms involves more than doing a bunch of tricep extensions!  To achieve arms with that lean look, you need to burn fat everywhere! This is achieved through a combination of eating a sensible reduced-calorie diet, and participating in a progressive resistance...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How can I exercise using a stability ball row?

    To perform a 2-arm dumbbell row on the ball, first choose a weight. Begin by lying face down on the ball with the ball placed close to your hips. Make sure that your feet are pointed straight down against a wall or stable object and your glutes and abs are squeezed. From this position, row the du...Read More
  • 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...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