Blogs about Weight Training

7 Steps to Stay on Track During Family and Holiday Functions

1.PLAN AHEAD by setting limits and preparing your mind for portion control and choices 2.EAT BREAKFAST and have a satisfying snack to keep your hunger in check and minimize temptations 3.DRINK WATER to keep you feeling fuller 4.PRACTICE PORTION control and stop eating when you feel full 5.BRING A DISH that is healthy to insure you have something to eat of your choice 6.MOVE AROUND and do not sit at the table to keep you tempted to munch on food.

Top 10 Foods for Optimal Heart and Body Health

1.Salmon-contain omega-3 fatty acids which have an anti-clotting effect to keep your blood flowing. 2. Green #Vegetables- such as Broccoli, Spinach and Kale have a powerful boost in fighting free radicals to help free your body of potentially harmful compounds. They're also high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. 3. #Avocado-is high #antioxidants and potassium. This fruit will provide your #body and #heart with healthy fats that can lower risk of #heartdisease and acts as an #antiinflammatory 4. Flax and #Chia Seeds-high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids 5.

3 Ways to Improve Your Bench Press

The bench press is perhaps the most popular exercise in the weight room. It’s a test of brute strength, will, and power, and it is very often the barometer by which athletes, gymgoers and casual lifters measure their upper body strength. 

Why there is No Such Thing as Targeted Fat Loss

Growth, Pillar to Success

The need to grow is a human instinct. I do not mean just physically, I mean mentally and spiritually as well. As long as there is breath in our bodies, we all feel the need to accomplish more or improve upon something. Some of us even feel the need to chase a dream. That is how we keep evolving. I would like to use my own life as a reference point in this passage.  

How to Change Your Workout Without Changing The Exercises

Changing up your workout occasionally is great for keeping things fresh and preventing you from hitting a plateau. However, some of us have limited equipment or a limited knowledge of different exercises. Here is a list of ways you can change it up without having to figure out a new routine. 

Best Exercise Options To Compliment Regular Yoga

Yoga is known to effectively improve your flexibility while calming your mind and relieving stress.  However, if you’re aiming to lose weight and have an overall healthy body, yoga alone is not enough.  In fact, in one study, participants doing yoga for half an hour burned only about 120 calories while other exercises burned more, such as aerobics, which consumed at least 165 calories. 

Exercise FAQs

With so many of you embarking on a new exercise journey, today I want to answer some frequently asked questions on how to exercise properly so you can make this year your healthiest year ever! Q:  How Long Do I Need To Exercise For?Depending on whether you're performing full body or training specific muscle groups, a strength training routine should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  Add another 10 - 60 minutes if your including cardiovascular (aerobic) activity. 

Webinar for Greek fitness professionals

A webinar entitled 'Concurrent training in the fitness industry: Translating science to practice' that will bring more light to one of the most controversial and interesting topics of exercise programming in the global fitness industry at this moment!Thursday, February 23, 2016, 8.00 PM - 10.00 PMhttp://scienceweb.gr/web/?epl_event=web76 

7 tips to prepare for the holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.