Resistance Training or Aerobic Exercise

Now that the weather is getting nice, you may be tempted to forgo your resistance training and head outdoors for some aerobic exercise in the fresh air.  But beware:  if you give up your resistance training, you will be giving up more than you bargained for. Why Resistance Train? Resistance[…]

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Sleep Deprivation

How often do you hear someone say, “I had a great night’s sleep last night!” or “I feel refreshed and energetic!”?  Probably not very often.  Sleep deprivation doesn’t only seem to be the new normal, according to the National Sleep Foundation, it is the new normal:  most Americans are sleep-deprived. […]

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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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How To Lose Weight

One day you look in the mirror and think “ugh” and then you wonder how to lose weight? Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” The general flow of human life tends to be toward ease and comfort.  One day flows into[…]

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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 activities[…]

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

If you exercise at all, you most probably have experienced delayed onset muscle soreness. Also known as DOMS, 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[…]

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Muscle Loss

Age-related muscle loss is real. Getting older is a part of life but we don’t have to surrender to it and give up. As we age, we experience the loss of muscle tissue. This is called sarcopenia, and it can result in us losing up to 20% of our muscle[…]

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7 Ways to 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

One of the most common questions I am asked involves alcohol and fitness. If I had a dollar for each time, I could retire! Common Questions 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?[…]

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