Catalyst 4 Fitness

Fitness

Find Your Motivation

Motivation is different for everyone – for some it is internal, for others it is external. Once you find your motivation, you are on the path to success. Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners[…]

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Get Fit For Spring

Have you ever told yourself that you are going to lose weight and get fit for spring, only to be frustrated when warm weather rolls around? It’s easy to hide behind heavy winter clothes, but when the mercury starts climbing, the clothes get lighter and we can’t hide any more. […]

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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 can begin as early as 8 hours after you exercise but usually occurs 24 – 72 hours after you begin a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or dramatically increase the duration or[…]

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Older Adults Staying Active

Getting older is a part of life but we don’t have to surrender to it and give up. There are many older adults staying active and you can too. As we age, we experience the loss of muscle tissue. This is called sarcopenia, and it can result in us losing[…]

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Make Time To Exercise

If you want to do something, you will find a way. Follow these 7 ways to make time to exercise. 1 – Schedule your time spent on facebook, twitter, pinterest and other social media.  For instance, only log in twice a day, and limit it to 20 minutes each. 2[…]

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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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