Posts tagged fitness
I Only Have Fries For You

So, you’re working out now. A little cardio, a little weight training…Sure does build up an appetite. Here’s the thing, and you may have heard this before. In the battle to be fit (and to fit – into your pants) nutrition is 85% of the battle. Nutritious eating habits combined with personal training are critical if you want to get in shape. And by “in shape”, I mean better health, a higher energy level and lower stress through improved cardio fitness, a higher lean muscle to body fat ratio, and muscular development.

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Toes to Nose? That's a Stretch

When a Trainer initially evaluates a client, it should include evaluating mobility and flexibility. Mobility is your active range of motion. If I ask you to raise your arms above your head on your own, mobility is the degree to which you can raise them. Flexibility refers to how high I can raise your relaxed arm. Said another way, the more flexible you are, the more mobile you can be.

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Skinny fat? Is that like jumbo shrimp?

I was recently meeting with a new client (I’ll call her Mary) to discuss her goals and objectives for our training program. Mary knew, at some level, she wanted to be “more fit.” “But” she said, “I’m at a normal weight for my height, so what will our training really accomplish?” Mary was, as it turned out, “skinny fat.” She looked thin, but her body fat percentage was higher than the normal range. She had a high fat mass and a low muscle mass. Metabolically, she had the same health risks as an overweight person might.

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