Catalyst 4 Fitness

Fitness

Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors – Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment. Commitment to fitness means that you are in it for the long haul.  Fitness commitment rises above bad[…]

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The Best Type of Squat for Fitness Buffs

Is the best type of squat for fitness buffs a squat in a squat rack or using the Smith Machine?     A barbell squat challenges your body in a more natural way.  It requires you to engage your core to maintain your posture and balance, which mimics real life[…]

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DOMS

If you exercise, you most probably have experienced it. DOMS is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.  It usually occurs 24 – 48 hours after you begin a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or dramatically increase the duration or intensity of your exercise routine.  Most times, DOMS begins to lessen[…]

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Alcohol and Fitness

How bad is alcohol for me? How many beers can I have if I only drink on the weekends? What if it’s light-colored beer? Wine is better than beer, right? But vodka is clear – isn’t that better for you? If I had a dollar for each time I’m asked[…]

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Best Time to Exercise

If you exercise, you want to see the most results in the shortest amount of time. So, when is the best time to exercise to reach your goals quicker – to get stronger, leaner, more flexible, have more mobility? Is it in the morning before work? Could it be at[…]

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Rest and Recovery For Optimum Health

Vacation season is about to go into full swing.  Whether you are traveling to the mountains or the beach, it’s the time of year when many of us start planning for a much needed break from the daily grind. When you think of getting fit, resting is probably not the[…]

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Alzheimer’s – Feared Worse Than Death

Surveys have shown that there is something that Americans fear more than death. It is Alzheimer’s disease. For most of us, losing our personhood – those characteristics which make us who we are – is a fate worse than death. What is Alzheimer’s? Named after Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the[…]

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Do It Anyway

Look at the calendar. It’s the end of September. Stores are already tempting you with Halloween candy, and very soon it will be the season filled with company parties, happy hours, and family gatherings – all of which you are expected to or at least feel compelled to attend. How[…]

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Should You Use a Personal Trainer?

There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people have coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.  And this is why so many people have chosen to use a personal trainer to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The Reality More[…]

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