Archive for the ‘Training Tips’ Category

Strategic meal planning

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Whether you prepare your own food or frequently eat out, there are strategies for making your plate a more mindful and sustainable one. Chief among these is giving fruits and vegetables a starring, rather than supporting, role. Make vegetables the stars of the plate. Treat animal protein as more of a “condiment.” Look to the […]

Lactic acid: Your new friend?

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Everyone who has even thought about exercising has heard the warnings about lactic acid. It builds up in your muscles. It is what makes your muscles burn. Its buildup is what makes your muscles tire and give out. Coaches and personal trainers tell athletes and exercisers that they have to learn to work out at […]

How to Skip the Gym and Still Lose Weight: the Beauty of the At-Home Workout

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Whether you’re trying to lose a few inches off your waistline or you just want to keep your heart healthy, you’ve probably never been encouraged to skip the gym in order to achieve your goals. But here at Smooth Fitness, we’d like to suggest that a gym membership isn’t always all it’s cracked up to […]

The Importance of Stretching

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

How many times have you seen someone not stretch before they work out? Maybe you’ve jumped on the treadmill yourself once or twice without loosening your muscles first. There are many benefits of stretching you might want to consider before skipping and hopping directly in to your exercise routine. The first and most important benefit […]

80/20

Monday, August 20th, 2012

How important is diet and nutrition when it comes to losing weight and sculpting the physique you’re dreaming of? If you train harder, do a few extra reps or spend more time on your cardio, is that enough to make a change in your waistline or get into that dream dress size? Not likely. Any […]

Body Comp

Monday, June 25th, 2012

But coach. I am working so hard. I’m down 2 sizes. Why is my weight going up? Sound familiar? If you are not monitoring your body composition ie fat percentage, lean muscle percentage, water etc., you are not getting a complete assessment of what is or is not changing as a result of your training. […]

Tips for Marathon Training

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Beginners Start out with Walk/Runs. Set a distance and start the workout by walking twice as long as your running sets. Gradually increase the running distance and the ratio of running to walking as you get more comfortable. Prior to training for your marathon, you have to be in decent shape. Get comfortable with running […]

Make Your Diet Easier In 5 Easy Steps

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

While dieting is a very rewarding process, it can be a difficult one. Many individuals struggle with staying on track, weight loss plateaus, and resisting temptation. Sometimes it may seem as if you need to make a major dietary change, but in many cases small changes over time almost always lead to healthier and longer […]

Abs Outside The Box

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The quest for rock hard abs isn’t as straightforward as you think. The most common myths around building abs assumes that everything is about being on a straight line. If you eat right (whatever that is supposed to mean), work out properly (again, very vague), and really just think about all of the supplements that […]

Make A Diet Plan

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Starting a diet is easy. Sustaining a diet is trickier, especially if you aren’t used to it. People don’t like diets. The truth is, we like the idea of dieting more than dieting itself. We need to turn that idea into an action. The good thing is there are plenty of tips to kick-start your […]