Living in an age that provides the ability to have information at our fingertips comes with many benefits. However, a drawback from a health and fitness standpoint is that we're often overwhelmed with conflicting ideas.
Why condition for golf? The very simple reason is that golf is a highly athletic event! However, the average golfer tends to pick up the game in their later years. Around the age where he or she is no longer engaging in other energetic, competitive, or physically demanding sports.Read More
Consider the number: 1.
Reported by National Weight Control Registry, people who get in 1-hour of fitness per day were able to lose at least 30 pounds and keep it off for 5 plus years!
No such thing as "quick fixes", "miracle diets" or "weight loss crystals".Read More
Over the years sports continue to evolve, yet one thing stays the same...speed kills! Whatever the sport may be - football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, etc. - speed is an advantage.
We're all born with certain strengths, however; proper strength training can and will increase speed. If you want to get faster, you need to be able to apply a lot of force into the ground while running - and you have to do it quickly!Read More
When embarking on a weight loss journey, deciding to team up with a personal trainer is well worth the investment. Using a personal trainer is a great decision because it allows the focus to be on you!Read More
The following is a balanced, highly effective workout that will have you on the road to better abdominals. This routine will build your #1 vanity muscle and - combined with proper nutrition - have you looking good naked in no time!Read More
Summer is here! However; it's still not too late for you to crack down and make getting shredded and healthy a priority! This is the best time of the year to start a program -personal training- motivation is high, fresh food is abundant, and the beach is calling your name!Read More
Traditionally, steady-state aerobic exercise has been the front "runner" when it comes to dropping pounds. There is no denying that running, cycling or using the elliptical will move the scale. But, is it the best method for improving body composition (fat mass:muscle mass)? The following list contains a few science backed reasons of why resistance training will get you bathing suit ready!Read More
With shorts and bathing suit season here, our clients all seem to ask the same question! Grabbing their legs, they askhow do I get rid of cellulite!?
Magazines and television programs promote creams and magical formulas to smooth away the fat and cellulite, but after dealing with these troubles myself I have developed a routine that with a little, time, dedication and proper dieting, has delivered results.Read More
1. CONSISTENCY IS KING:
One of the biggest roadblocks that stand between trainees and their goals is consistency! The importance of being consistent is what makes building muscle and losing fat one of the hardest things around. You're pretty much working towards your goal 24/7 and if you're not doing something positive, then you're most likely doing something negative!Read More
1. Sit Taller: like with most activities, posture is very important while rowing. Proper spine alignment not only protects your back from a strain, it can also help you burn more calories! Avoid rounding your back, lift your chest and gaze straight ahead, this position will fire up your core!Read More
Believe it or not - for fat loss - cardio training is not your best option if you have limited time in the gym!
If you only have around 2 to 3 times per week to get to the gym, intense weight training will always reign supreme. You will get the most calorie expenditure in andout of the gym by lifting weights!Read More
Will performing countless sit-ups help you reduce stomach fat?
The short answer is...no, doing sit-ups can't significantly decrease the size of your stomach. Obviously, any activity can contribute to a degree of weight loss, through the increase of energy expenditure (calories burned). However - for the goal of fat/weight lossRead More
A study at Harvard University revealed that a 185-pound male can burn close to 400 calories over the course of a 30-minute row! This averages out to around 13 calories per minute, thats some efficient work right there!
Indoor rowing is a great total body trainer because you need to utilize the arms, legs and back for efficient strokes. Want to burn even more calories while rowing? Check out The Gym of Avon's blog; 6 Hacks To Burn More Calories While Rowing.Read More
The plan remains the same - start moving and eat better- is still the best way to shed belly fat! However, there are also ways to expedite the process through strength training and high intensity intervals!
Compelling research has revealed that the bestmethod for shedding belly fat is to perform short bursts of intense exercise. The bright side is that this style of training does not require you to spend hours a day killing yourself in the gym. If done correctly, you can achieve dramatic fat loss through less than an hour in the gym, 3-days per week!Read More
More than 2 out of every 3 U.S. adults are either considered overweight or obese! So, how do we lose body fat and keep it off? Because, the problem that plagues most individuals is not losing the extra fat as much as it is gaining it back! Countless studies show that the majority of people who drop fat, tend to regain it (and some) within a few years.
Here are 5 strategies that can help prevent rebound fat gain so that all your hard work doesn't go down the drain.Read More
If only the process of lifting weights was that simple, there would be a lot of happy men around the world! In reality, for an individual to gain significantmuscularity, proper nutrition and resistance training has to be in place. Now, in order to gain extraordinary amounts of bulk muscle tissue, unique genetics must be present and - in most cases - the use of anabolic steroids.Read More
Few people can argue the benefits that cardiovascular exercise and strength training has on the body, particularly in the way of heart health and weight management. However, many individuals put all their effort into lifting and cardio, while completely neglecting stretching.Read More
Many weight-loss failures result from only seeing the end result and trying to drop pounds immediately. With our daily lives becoming busier by the second, it is extremely difficult to completely change your whole routine overnight!Read More
Travel, long hours, high stress and under rested are not phrases you usually hear to describe a healthy lifestyle. However; they do go hand-in-hand with most busy executives in this day and age! In fact, many feel that getting into shape while leading a demanding career is close to impossible.Read More