Today I wanted to take some time and talk about a topic that is often misunderstood, or sometimes completely ignored. As the title says, skipping the gym and taking a break from working out, is actually an important factor for the overall success of any training program.
Effective Ways to Break a Workout Plateau
Haven’t seen a weight loss lately? Are you truly watching your diet and portions but the scale is not budging? Are you spending hours on the treadmill or outside completing miles and miles of cardio and all you see is the same weight?
10 Easy rules to help you lose weight and keep it off. Free poster included!
Are you looking to start exercising, but feel short on time? Do you dread the thought of spending hours on the treadmill? Are you looking for an exercise that is fun and easy on the joints? Are you looking for an exercise that’s suitable for a beginner, but can also be challenging to a seasoned pro?
Looking to start exercising but not sure what activity is best for your goals? There are 3 types of exercises that provide different benefits. Check out the below illustration for activity and benefits:
Is It Calisthenics or Plyometrics?
Learn about Different Exercise Routines and How They Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals
Ever wonder when you go to the gym what kind of exercise are you doing? Would you know if the group exercise class you have just completed was a cardio class or a circuit class? Knowing which exercise routine you are doing can help you target your fitness goals more effectively, all while reducing your chances of injuries.
I put together the below list of all different types of training regimens, their benefits and popular examples. I hope you find it helpful with your fitness goals.
Do you suffer from Scale Stagnancy?
It's been 9 weeks in the Total Transformation Challenge and you still didn't see any results. Ask yourself the following (don't answer it right away. Think about your answers. Be true to yourself)
Did you really complete the minimum required miles?
The weekly miles are there to help you create a caloric deficit. If you are counting the miles you do every day while working, then you are counting miles that your body is
During the holiday season, the media reports that most adults gain anywhere between 5-7 pounds in the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to the New England Journal of Medicine*, the average amount is far less - About 1 pound.
Now, 1 pound may not sound that bad, however, it's 1 pound that can go unnoticed. A 40-year old man can wonder why is he 20 pounds heavier than when he was 20 years old. This weight gain, although small, is what causes the weight to "creep" up!
The holiday season is fast approaching, So, I would like to challenge you to reverse this process. Today I will show you one sure way to lose 1 lb of fat a week in 2 simple steps:
Helpful Answers about Exercise & Weight Loss
Dear TTC Participants,
Let me start by congratulating you on a job well done. I know that you are working very hard on building life-long healthy habits that will help you lose weight, get stronger, and enjoy a better-quality life. Today, I wanted to share some really good questions I have heard over the last few weeks. These questions address some of the "common" concerns, obstacles, difficulties that you might have faced, or still facing, in this program. I wanted to share the answers to these questions with everyone so hopefully you will find this beneficial.
Q: I have been working hard (walking more, lifting more..etc) for 3 weeks and I haven't lost any weight! Why?
Hate doing push ups? Then you are missing out on great benefits like building strong upper body muscles, toning your arms and shoulders, building endurance, plus this exercise can be completed anywhere and did I mention FREE?
The below illustration will help you start with simple, easy-to-follow push ups, then progress into more challenging form, and then finally you will be introduced to the standard full-body push ups.
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