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Please Note: I am not a doctor.
Please consult a physician
prior to attempting any of
the example workout routines
showcased in this blog.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Move of Month: Linear Leg Press

For ultimate lower body strength try linear leg presses. 

Machine: Life Fitness Linear Leg Press

How To:
- Keep those feet hip width apart. 
- Drive through the heels. 
- Keep your back flat against the pad. 
- Pump that iron!



Sunday, August 12, 2012

Negligent Trainers

Negligent trainers are out there. Unfortunately there are more of them than us certified professionals would like to see. All these www.becomeatrainer.com websites are contributing more garbage to the industry.

Make sure the individual you have hired to train you is fully qualified.
Your body is important and valuable. Therefore the individual training your body needs to be qualified, certified and professional.

Negligent trainers are more than a dime a dozen. Being in shape or having a nice body is not what it takes to be a certified fitness professional. It takes science, psychology, anatomy, physiology, professionalism, time, money, education and passion. Just being in shape or having muscles won't measure up to the true certified fitness professional.

People ask me why do you spend thousands of dollars on your certifications?
Part of being a certified/licensed professional is continuing education and ensuring all documentation is up to date. You would be crazy to see a doctor whose medical license was revoked or out of date. You wouldn't hire a lawyer who never passed the bar nor go to a salon whose estheticians licenses were not current.

So why would a trainer be any different? Make sure you have seen the credentials of the trainer and please feel free to ask as many questions as possible prior to hiring them.
Do your research/homework! The more questions you ask, the easier it is to spot the negligent trainers.
What about those self-proclaimed all-in-one trainers that do workouts plus meals. If your trainer is prescribing you a meal plan, they better have a nutrition degree for that, because if they don't IT IS ILLEGAL! They can and should be sued for that.
Check with other clients. If your meal plans are all similar then you have another problem because what works for that client won't work for your body also.


EXAMPLE: I recently overheard a conversation between a client and the personal trainer. It went something like this:
Client - You said drinking muscle milk was bad, why no muscle milk?
Trainer - Well because milk as you have probably heard gives you big strong bones. You aren't trying to bulk up so therefore you shouldn't be drinking it.

Sounds like a legit answer?
A true certified professional would point out the scientific factors behind the reasoning.
First things first, unless the trainer has a nutrition degree/license it is AGAINST THE LAW to tell a client what they should or should not be eating.
Secondly, check the label:

Okay so muscle milk contains no milk, rendering the trainer's entire explanation mute.
Milk is important for the calcium which fortifies strong bones. Your bones are not increasing in size daily, so the idea that drinking milk would make you big & bulky is completely ridiculous.

 EXAMPLE: A group of female clients were in a group being trained. The male trainer had the clients in an isometric quadruped hip abduction exercise.
Problem #1: The trainer refused to let the girls release the position until all the knees were at the same height.
------------> All the girls were different heights, physical fitness levels and weights. Therefore, there is no way to have every knee/leg at the same height for the same length of time. That's like lining up 10 different cars and demanding them to all accelerate to the same speed within the same time. All people are different with different abilities and a negligent trainer would not acknowledge this.

Problem #2: The trainer walked around from female to female correcting their form by grabbing the knee to lift higher.
------------> One of the very first rules of a certified professional is to describe an exercise, demo the exercise and describe again to eliminate as much confusion as possible. Naturally people learn/interpret in very different ways. Therefore, individual correction will be necessary. However, a true certified professional will not put their hands on a client without permission from the client. That means receiving permission EVERY time.
------------>Another major issue is during ANY isometric exercises, forcing the body; ESPECIALLY at the joint (like this trainer was doing) is a huge no-no. That is negligent behavior and unacceptable.

Clients, PLEASE be sure to check the credentials of your trainer. You hired them and have a right to know, ask questions and be treated appropriately. Chances are the cheaper the trainer, the less likely to be fully qualified. If it's too good to be true, it usually is.






Saturday, August 11, 2012

Want Legs that Stop Traffic?



Ladies it's all about the legs. 
Legs make a great pair of heels stop traffic. Long toned legs accentuate any pair of shorts, skirts or dresses. 
Sexy toned legs are the best accessory to have no matter the outfit or season. So how about training them properly?! 

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cardio Training Plan


So you already go to the gym and are diligent with your routine. Great! Some people may not need to be watched or coached through their workout sessions, but they just need guidance from certified professionals.

Let SportsnFitness be your fitness GPS! Get your very own personalized cardio routine that you are responsible for following along. More affordable than training packages and more realistic for those who are already in the habit. Now just some fine tuning and guidance from the professional!

Select your plan below by choosing cardio length and equipment you will be using. It's that simple! Be sure to enter your email address for quick, electronic delivery! 


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Monday, June 4, 2012

UPDATE:

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Monday, March 19, 2012

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

TRX Training on the Beach



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Friday, March 2, 2012

Booty Booster Workout: Part VI

Booty Booster is Back!

Try this move for great uplift and toning of that booty.

This move can be done virtually anywhere. All you need is a resistance band! A heavy to medium resistance band will work best.

- Place a foot in toe first, through the handle so that the handle is underneath the arch of your foot (for those with smaller feet) or underneath the ball of your foot (for those with medium feet).
- Do the same with the other foot.
- Grab the middle of the band so each hand is making a fist and shoulder-width apart.
- Point your toes to keep the handles in place and kneel down into quadriped position (hands & knees).
- Your fists and knees should be shoulder-width apart and hip-width apart respectively.
- Fully extend one leg behind and up while contracting the glutes.
- Aim for 15-20 reps each side.


Make the move even harder by walking both fists farther away from your toes.







This is a great move for those who travel, don't have time for the gym and still want a great looking booty!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Get It Done Right and RIGHT NOW!



Everyone can use some assistance sometimes, especially when it comes to fitness and exercise programs. You wouldn't ask someone who drives a really nice car to fix any mechanical issues with you car would you? NO. You would take it to a licensed professional. It's the same thing with your body! Don't ask the people who "look" in shape or are always working hard in spin class. Ask the certified professional who is trained to assess YOUR body individually for a program that will help YOU get in shape. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Staying FOCUSED

Resolutions were made. Intentions were good. Effort was there, but things start to get in the way. The key to keeping the resolution to stay fit is to STAY FOCUSED! Research shows 80% of those will not follow through with their New Year's Resolutions. Remember it takes approximately 21 days to form a habit (good or bad).


Here are some tips to keep on track and keep being focused on those fitness resolutions:

Be Realistic - Start out slow and have realistic expectations. 1 week at the gym will not eliminate a month's worth of weight gain.

Track Progress - Take measurements, photos and food intake to watch your body progress and improve.

Diversify - Include a variety of fitness activities or lifting techniques to speed up results and avoid boredom.

Buddy Up - Grab a friend who has similar goals and fitness levels to help you along and keep you accountable.

Go Pro - Hire a professional trainer to get you right where you want to be in less time.

Be Positive - Psych yourself out by telling yourself you want to go workout even if you don't. (Mind over Matter!)

Expect Slip-ups - Having a cheat meal or skipping two workouts won't ruin your progress. Plan for road blocks/obstacles and stay focused.


Good Luck and Stay Focused!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Move of the Month: Double MB Pushups

Medicine Ball Pushups are a challenging move to begin with, but there's always room for progression.

Try a double MB pushup to activate that entire core and really challenge those muscles!



Tip: Try to engage the entire core and the lower body to enable the move.

Aim for 10 each side 2-5 rounds. Your enter core will be on fire!