Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Quote For The Week#8

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. Lowell Thomas

Pre training fuel

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Of all the foods you could have before a training sesh, prioritize ones rich in carbohydrates, especially if you really want to “amp up” your fat burn. This is the body’s preferred energy source during exercise. Here are a couple of pre training ideas: Fruit. Any kind you like works! Blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, or […]

Exercise Challenge#5

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Take a knee!! Circuit: Half kneeling Dumbbell Curl Half kneeling Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Extensions Half kneeling Dumbbell Shrugs Flat bench Dumbbell Pullovers 60 sec. elbow plank Each exercise 10 reps. No rest between sets. Time yourself. Your recovery will be equal to the time it takes you to complete the circuit. Your mission: Complete the […]

Zumba. Is it Effective?

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Zumba fitness may feel like a party, but research suggests that it’s also a highly effective workout. Some of the benefits include: Total-body exercise A good, high-energy aerobic workout Core strengthening and flexibility gains because there are lots of hip and midsection movements And an undeniable fun factor With exercisers burning an average of over […]

To eat or not to eat, pre cardio fueling

Friday, January 18th, 2013

While there is no conclusive evidence that fasted cardio is the best method for maximizing fat loss there is quite a bit of scientific literature that supports the theory that performing cardio exercise prior to breakfast will yield a higher rate of fat oxidation. But is performing cardio in a fasted state the best method […]

Quote For The Week#1

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly. Tony Robbins

Whatcha whatcha want

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

It occurred to me one day, as I was listening to a group of people discussing their group ex classes and personal training sessions, that there seemed to be a common quest for coughing up a hunk of lung, yawning in technicolor or near complete incapacitation! Really!? It seems the phrase, “no pain, no gain” […]

QFTW#52

Monday, December 31st, 2012

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” Andrew Carnegie Have a healthy prosperous and happy 2013!!!

QFTW#51

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.” African Proverb   Merry Christmas to one and all!!!

The Advantages of Rear Drive Elliptical Trainers

Monday, December 17th, 2012

You will notice that all of the Smooth elliptical trainers are rear drive.  That is in comparison to front drive machines.  There are certain ergonomic and mechanical advantages to a rear drive machine.  And in fact, the original elliptical trainers were rear drive.  The front drive machines came into play in order to get around [...]