Blogs about Weight Training

How to find the right diet?

Human genome is extremely complex and so unique that each persons blue print on dieting along with psychological perception of stress, emotions and food can NOT be summed up in a meal plan or a diet. What may seem to be an "optimal " diet approach that works for most is not looking into the outliers (we all have our own unique outliers) and what's worse the prevalence of obesity in US (36% obese adults and 17% obese youth - CDC 2015 statistics).

The Principle of Specificity: Unstable surface training with Swiss/Stability/Bosu Ball and what is the point?

Swiss ball which is also called the Stability ball was originally created in 1960's as a means to provide instability and resistance by challenging and engaging "CORE" muscles, therefore, improving balance, strength and flexibility. The use of stability balls started out in a clinical setting as a tool to rehab patients from injuries. Unstable surface training merged its way into gym settings and quickly gained popularity in the fitness world, as a means to build strength, flexibility, improve posture along with the excitement of exercise selection.

End the YO-YO Diet Effect by looking at the LONG Term Goal

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. Learning to distinguish the need to eat to nourish your body vs. the need to comfort, reward, and provide therapy for your body will allow you to live and experience the world in a whole new dimension. Dieting is a short term solution for a long term problem. More than 90% of dieters will regain their weight back within 2 years. The problem that is NOT being addressed is the underlying reason why you are overfat and the deprivation/binge/purge/repeat mindset.

Sustainable Training

 Sustainable Training

The importance of WEIGHT TRAINING by Amanda Abdelrahman

"High intensity resistance training (above 60% of the 1 repetition maximum) causes large increases in strength in the elderly, and resistance training significantly increases muscle size. Resistance training also significantly increases energy requirements and insulin action of the elderly.

Forget About Calories

Recently a spin instructor told me how a couple mentioned to her that they burn the most calories during her class compared to the other instructors.

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