Exercise Personal Training: So The Gym is Not Working For You!

This is the time of the year where a lot of individuals have attempted to go the gym, but have already failed at their resolution. We are not giving you a hard time, but we are firm believers that you must plan the work and then work the plan. Just because you go the gym and fulfill the times needed to go per week because that was in your resolution, does not count. You really have to make your visits to the gym count! When you are doing your cardiorespiratory fitness exercise are you getting your heart rate up enough that you cannot have a conversation with someone? When you are doing resistance training, are you challenging your muscles so that you can barely get those last few reps. This is what we are talking about, you need to place yourself out of your comfort zone if you really want to get results. Good luck in 2013 and make it happen.
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Exercise Personal Training 

What is A Good Diet? How are you supposed to eat?

I just got back from a health sciences meeting at the University that I teach at and we were talking about diet, diabetes, and just the eating habits of people in United States. Obesity is such a major obstacle that we are trying to get a handle on here, but it seems that food and the message of food is everywhere. We cannot go anywhere without seeing some reference of something to eat, drink, order to go or have it delivered. Food is out of control here in the USA and a lot of us are consuming it.
I was just listening to the news and they were talking about increasing the disabled lift on the public transportation from 600lbs to 800lbs. Come on, if you are weighing 600lbs there has to be a wake up call, and to add 200 more pounds on too that, there has to be some denial going on.
We all need to practice a little moderation on a daily basis. You do not need to drink a pot of coffee, nor do you need to have a six dollar burger, french fries and a diet coke with your meal.
The one thing that you need to consider is to talk with a registered dietitian and then start working with a personal trainer. Seek out the best trainer you can find and then work with them until you get those results.

Personal Trainer Portland: Measuring Body Fat Percentage

Why Bother Measuring Body Fat Percentage?

Whether you are an athlete or an individual on a weight management program, controlling your body fat percentage is an integral component to keep excess weight off for good. No monitoring of body fat increases the risks of reducing lean muscles and gaining back the unwanted fat, without you knowing it.

The truth of the matter is, your trusty weighing scale will not indicate subtle changes but your body fat measurement surely will. If you are starting to notice that you are gradually loosing lean mass, take a measurement and work with your personal trainer Portland to make the necessary adjustments.

According to studies, as a person reaches the age of 20, the body will gradually lose muscle and gain more fat. If you have been comforted with the steady body weight over the years, for all you know, you are losing lean tissue mass and replacing it with body fat.

For athletes, this is definitely an unacceptable possibility since increase in body fat will adversely impact sports performance. In fact, excess body fat is closely associated with injury and reduced athletic performance. Excessive body fat percentage essentially acts as your body’s “dead weight”, which leads to reduced speed as well as efficiency of movement.

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Exercise Personal Training

Choosing the Right Workout

Diet, exercise and rest are the three main components of maintaining health and fitness. These should be the mental mantra of all those who are serious in achieving good health. The diet should be balanced, following the food pyramid. The diet should provide all the needed vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and energy. Rest should be sufficient in terms of recreation and sleep. The exercise should be appropriate and well-defined depending on the needs and capability of the individual. Getting motivated to exercise and choosing the right workout are arguably much harder to do than eating the right food and getting sufficient rest.

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Exercise Personal Training