Friday, January 30, 2015

Take Fitness to the Next Level

For those of you who are looking to get in better shape but are not making progress, here are some tips. If you aren't losing weight you need to switch up what you are doing. You can change your routine, ask a friend to join you, even take a few sessions from a personal trainer. If you are doing cardio for 20 mins, go to 30. If you workout two days a week add a day. The body can get in a rut and just may need a little change. Joe Weider the father of body building came up with the principal of muscle confusion. It has been proven for decades that the muscles respond better when they are given different stimuli. That just means changing your exercises. The problem is that most people have a limited amount of knowledge on how to change a routine. You can actually spend the exact amount of time and energy but make progress just by varying what you do.

The best thing to do is just ask a friend or a trainer to give you a new routine. You may not believe it but most people just need a little change to reap big results. The body loves regularity and small changes disrupts homeostasis. In English this just means but switching it up a little you can get a big pay off.  Personal trainers differ in many ways but we  all agree on this one. Don't take my advise give it a try. you'll be glad you did.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Keep Your Resolution


Is has been statistically proven that the majority of our resolutions are never accomplished. When it comes to fitness the major problem is the wording of the resolution. If your goal is to make progress with your health, longevity and  appearance, the solution may be as simple as the wording of your resolution.
There is acronym KISS. Keep it simple stupid (however I think we can do better than stupid). My experience over the past 20 plus years shows that a narrowly defined objective is easier to achieve that a goal like get more fit or lose weight.
If you are looking to lose weight and get more fit, the answer for most people is exercise routinely and eat better. The problem with that mission statement is: What does routinely and better mean? I would recommend that if you are starting at level 1 (couch potato who eats lots of fast food) , begin by saying you will walk two days a week and stop eating desserts after dinner. Get my drift. Make a strict goal that is clear to understand and easy to accomplish. In the coming weeks I will include a variety of tips that will hopefully include various people at different levels of making fitness a priority in their lives.