Thursday, 31 January 2013

Proper Form

Do you rush through your sets? Ever swing your weights? If so, you're using incorrect form — and not only are you lessening your workout's effectiveness but you could potentially be causing your body harm.

To get the most out of your workouts, you've got to use proper form — period. I can't stress this enough. How well you lift is way more important than how much you lift.

So what constitutes proper form and technique? Precision, concentration, control, and breathing.

Precision. Use very light weights when trying an exercise for the first time, and go through the motions slowly. Once you understand how the exercise is performed and commit the movement to muscle memory, then you can progress to heavier weights and faster completion. Always make sure to slow down during the eccentric movement which is where you lower down your weight.  That is where your power is.

Concentration. To achieve maximum results, you must focus on the specific muscles you are training, really feel the work you are doing, and make every rep count.

Control. From the beginning of the exercise to the end, you must perform the movements in a deliberate, steady manner. As well as increasing your flexibility, this will ensure that you are stimulating the entire muscle, not just a portion of it.

Breathing. It's very important to breathe properly during each repetition that you complete. When you are exercising, as a general rule, exhale during the lift, and inhale as you lower the weights.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Why are Fewer Physicians Offering Weight Counseling to Overweight Patients?

It is so true. I personally asked more than a dozen of physicians about whether they have ever given weight loss counseling to their patients who have weight related health problems. NOBODY said yes! How alarming! Worse yet, some have weight control issues themselves!

There is such a big disconnect in our society and it really is up to YOU to take care of yourself. I have experienced so many success in my clients to not only lose weight but also keep it!

We, as certified personal trainers, have the knowledge and experience to help you lead a healthy life and leave obesity, diabetes and any weight related health problems behind!

So contact us NOW to start to feel light, healthy and strong!

Why are Fewer Physicians Offering Weight Counseling to Overweight Patients?
"We make our fortunes and call them fate."
– Benjamin Disreali

Saturday, 5 January 2013


Your BMR is the number of calories your body burns in a day when operating at absolute minimum capacity. Basically, your BMR is the number of calories your body burns just to maintain your heartbeat, digestion, respiration, tissue repair and other organ functions. That's it.

BMR is influenced by a number of factors, including age, weight, height, gender, environmental temperature, and diet and exercise habits. Because of these varying factors, it's hard to pin down your BMR to the precise calorie, but we can get pretty close. Here are some formulas for figuring out your BMR. Get out your calculator and plug your numbers into whichever formula applies to you.

MALE: 66 + (6.3 × body weight in pounds) + (12.9 × height in inches) − (6.8 × age in years)

FEMALE: 655 + (4.3 × weight in pounds) + (4.7 × height in inches) − (4.7 × age in years)

Your basal metabolic rate accounts for only about 75 percent of your total daily caloric expenditure. You can also increase your BMR with exercise.

Contact us to add exercise to your routine to vamp up your BMR!