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Fitness Tip#85 - April 2, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Eat In a Distraction-Free Area

Designate a table in your house where you will eat all of your meals
and snacks without the television, newspaper, computer or smartphone
around to distract you. By simply cutting out the extra noise that often
accompanies eating, you will automatically become more mindful of
what you are putting in your mouth – and therefore more likely to make
better food choices or eat less.


"BRING IT"
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Fitness Tip#84 - March 30, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Maximize Muscle Tension

There are two ways to make a muscle stronger. One is to make
it bigger; the other is to make it contract harder. Whenever you do
an exercise, be sure to maximize tension from head to toe: Grip the
floor with your toes, flex your quads (pretend you’re pulling your
kneecaps up), squeeze your glutes, and brace your abs like you were
going to take a punch to the stomach. Try to crush the bar (or whatever
implement you’re holding). This ensures maximal tension and thus
maximal strength development. It will also greatly reduce the injury
risk of whatever you are doing.

Have a GREAT weekend SPARKERS!!!!!!!!
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Fitness Tip#83 - March 29, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Make Every Minute Count

One of the biggest myths about fitness is that you need to spend
hours at the gym. Short, intense workouts that are 15 minutes or
less can be highly effective at stimulating muscle, increasing your
metabolism, and building strength. Pick three compound exercises
(for example: deadlifts, pull-ups, and barbell military presses) and
perform five to eight repetitions of each. Move quickly between
exercises with minimal rest. Repeat this cycle for 15 minutes. Trust me,
it’ll feel longer than that.


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TRAINER_T 3/29/2012 9:39AM

    Great post!!!


And may I add...........body weighted moves such as,
mountain climbers, burpees or decline pushups

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JENSTRESS 3/29/2012 9:29AM

    Great tip!

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Fitness Tip#82 - March 28, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Avoid Exercising to Failure

Never do slow grinding reps. Instead, finish your sets strong,
while you have at least another one to three solid reps in the tank.
If you keep your lower back, joints and central nervous system
fresh and uninjured, you will recover faster and be able to train
more often. Even if you only have time for three workouts per week,
you should keep this principle in mind because it’ll allow you to train
each muscle group three times, instead of just once.

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CAT609 3/28/2012 9:54AM

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Fitness Tip#81 - March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pay Attention to your Rest

Most people know how many sets and reps they plan to do in a workout,
but not many know how much time they’ll spend resting between sets.
This is a mistake. Taking “1 or 2 minutes rest” is like performing “10 or 20 reps”
it’s vague and unhelpful. To supercharge your workout, you need to keep track
of how much rest you take between sets - and know whether or not that’s the
right amount of rest for your goals. With all of the given gadgets people have
in the gym these days, there’s no excuse not to track you rest interval.

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COCHESE321 3/27/2012 5:11PM

    Thanks. I didn't realize this was important. How do I find out how much rest between is appropriate? emoticon emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 3/27/2012 5:07PM

    Great!

Hey congrats on your 10K!


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