December 21, 2012
Most people dread fitness. Do you know why? They look at it as something they have to do, not something they get to do. This one tiny thought is enough to derail even the best of intentions. It’s All About Perception When you look at anything as being an obligation versus a choice, of course you’re going to have ill feelings against it. It becomes a chore; something that you feel is necessary to reach a certain goal. And, the more you feel it’s a requirement as opposed to a decision you get to make, the more you begin to despise the...
July 05, 2012
1. Breathing Deep and long breathing has always been vital with life and fitness. Good breathing exercises can be beneficial in so many ways, science has shown that people whom breath deeper and fewer breaths per minute are much healthier and tend to live longer than people who breath more rapid and short breathes. Exercises like yoga, Pilates, Qigong and tai chi can help you develop strong patterns of deep healthy breathing with slow movement, this combination can be very beneficial in life and may even increase your chances of living a long fulfilled life. 2. Fitness Fitness can increase serotonin levels...
March 13, 2012
Accu-measure personal body fat measure. Currently their are over 20 different types of this product available on amazon prices range from £5 upwards. I purchased the original accu-measure personal body fat measure, this comes with a complete instructional guide. Make sure you purchase this product with a guide as taking fat readings are not straight forward and sometimes they can be easily taken wrong and miscalculated. As a professional personal trainer I use lots of different tools to measure a clients fat recording. The calipers are normally the best tools for taking an accurate reading. The best calipers on the market...
January 21, 2012
Bent over exercise band lateral raises. Muscles; Traps, delts, lower back & triceps. This is a great exercise for strengthening the lower back whilst working shoulders and upper back at the same time. Directions. 1.Bend over making sure you back are parallel to the floor, hold the handles in both hands, keeping your legs bent. 2. Raise both your arms away laterally from body, until arms is parallel to the floor then return to your start position. A good level of fitness is required before you start this workout. We recommend that you should always consult a doctor before starting...
November 15, 2011
Static stretching is a process of stretching in which you lengthen your muscles before exercise. Most fitness professionals would agree that the practice of static stretching before exercise is not the best way to warm up fitness session. Over the years fitness professionals have conducted plenty of research into the benefits of static stretching before and after exercise finding what benefits and rewards can be gained from stretching. Unfortunately we are still awaiting the answer to this question, nothing has been set in stone to garuantee this form of stretching prevents injury. Static stretching normally allows the muscles to...