I've long been a stickler for good form when it comes to strength-training exercises, and I've written about it to boot. But I've been a zoned-out runner for as long as I can remember. Now, I'm learning more about what exactly to think about, and the consequences of not doing so.
It's one thing to find a great love and mouth off about it. It's another entirely to be trained to do so. So I'm embarking on the "Let's make it official!" leg of this passion: I'm becoming a certified personal trainer. Which means in a few months, I'll be mouthing off more than ever.
It's easy to write a trainer off as incompetent based on what you can't see behind the scenes. When January rolls around and it's time to get back to the gym, shirk that mentality and listen to your voice of reason.
There's a place for Lycra. Spin class perhaps, or maybe running through the park in winter. At the gym though, no one wants or needs to see the outline of your junk. Cover yourself up. The same goes for board shorts -- they belong at the beach. And sandals: seriously?
When I finished the Testi Maxx promo, Leo helped me celebrate. If it makes $$ in the mail, I'll train 3x/week instead of two. I'm typing softly now like an angel. Leo's snoozing away in my little alcove. So sweet, like a young prince.
With June now upon us, the NBA Draft is suddenly just weeks away. That realization only means one thing for the hundred-some prospects currently vying to be selected by an NBA franchise on June 27: workouts, workouts and more workouts.
I'm not going to call CrossFit a fad -- instead, I'll call it a bubble. I'm predicting its burst. I couldn't give you a timeframe, but I know traditional, proven methods of strength training, power training, and endurance training will last forever.
Never ask a client to do something that you wouldn't do yourself. If you tell a person to drop and do 1000 burpees, you best have done that within the last 72 hours and if not then get ready to drop and do it with them!
I can usually tell how well my clients have slept the night before within about five minutes of starting our session. We all know how important sleep is, and we all know that without adequate sleep, things can go awry fairly quickly.
Balancing your diet with your health, career, social life and fitness regimen is challenging enough without making dining out a misery for you and your dinner companions. Choose wisely, remember less is more, and enjoy your meal!
Perhaps you're starting a new fitness regimen, or maybe you've hit a training plateau. Here are 12 easy-to-follow tips to upgrade your workouts. Try them one at a time or all at once and upgrade your training to the next level.
With the New York City Marathon just around the corner (we hope), many athletes, workout enthusiasts and fitness newbies are looking to the streets or the treadmill for a spot of cardio. There's no doubt that when done properly, running can be great for heart, body and mind.
When it comes to health and fitness, we all have to start somewhere. Hopefully you've already started, but if you haven't it can be a real battle getting into the habit of exercising and even harder taking the first step.
An exercise training program must continually build, constantly offering the body and muscles new challenges so as not to plateau, and to continue to rev up the metabolism and build stamina. But how that is done is truly relative and specific to each client.