Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Certified Personal Trainer, Jarrod Wise from the ABC Fit Friday TV segment, called KettleWorx a new Fitness Phenomenon !!

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Kettlebells: a new way to tone up
April 17th, 2009
Kettlebells are becoming a trend in gyms across the country, but some may be too intimidated to use them. KVUE photojournalist and certified personal trainer Jarrod Wise spoke with a nation fitness trainer who created a new kettlebell workout that's an easy way to tone you up.

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Continuing research shows that pregnant women can benefit from safe exercise if they follow certain guidelines. A doctor's checkups and authorization is required and can help determine what exercise program is right for both the mother as well as the baby. Safety is of paramount importance.

Strength Training Workouts

The participant should always maintain control of the body. Movements should be made slowly. Throughout your entire pregnancy maintain a neutral spine position. Exercising during pregnancy will make the workload harder.

The participant should not try to maintain the same performance as before. As the pregnancy advances, it will become increasingly difficult to maintain the same workload.

Allow the workload to decrease in intensity and duration. The participant should listen to their body and be aware. During pregnancy, the center of gravity, body alignment and balance decreases, joints loosen and may become unstable. Keep moves limited to low impact, basic moves avoiding fast directional changes.

Aerobics Training Workouts

Warm up duration should last for 10 to 15 minutes while maintaining good posture, body alignment and a neutral spine position. Heart rate checks should start at 5-minute intervals for the beginner to 10-minute intervals for the more experienced exerciser.

Intensity should be limited to 60% of the maximum heart rate for beginners and to 75% for the experienced exerciser. Range of motion should be kept to shorter rather than full range movements followed by static stretches. Pay particular attention to areas such as the shoulders, neck, calves, and hip flexors. Emphasize relaxation more than extension and flexibility for the lower back.

Overhead arm stretches assist in breathing and allow the entry of more oxygen into the lungs opening up the thoracic cavity. Be careful not to over stretch. Concentrate on slow, sustained stretching.

Avoid Adductor stretches as these place undue stress on the pelvic bone area. Target heart rates and ratings of perceived exertion are reached more quickly than non-pregnant women. This is not the time to challenge the cardiovascular system. Challenge the system before pregnancy to get into shape for the pregnancy.

Post Pregnancy

Give your body time to heal after the birth regardless of whether the birth was vaginal or caesarean. Some doctors say you can resume exercise after four to six weeks other say when bleeding stops.

Make sure you receive clearance from your own doctor before returning.
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Okay so we are on the brink of a full blown epidemic, according to the media around the world. I guess that is their way of scaring the public into a panic.

But no doubt there are people dying from this flu. In fact there are thousands of people yearly that die from the seasonal influenza.

How do we keep our bodies ready for the fight? Wake up our immune system. The best way to fight flu’s, diseases, constant tiredness, body shutdown and hundreds of other ailments is to make sure that our immune system is strong.

We can do this by feeding our body with the proper nutrients and antioxidants it needs on a daily basis.

Antioxidants are essential to good health and Scientists have learned that phytochemicals, including antioxidants, increase our resistance to disease and boost immunity.

ORAC is the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of food. ORAC provides us with a method of measuring the overall antioxidant power of foods and supplements. Simply put, the higher the ORAC value of food the more antioxidant power it contains.

3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units per day are required. Studies show that the average person gets only about 1200 ORAC units per day from 3 servings of fruits and vegetables. Hence, the recommendation of 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Now how many of us can eat that many servings per day? Not even me.

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Swine flu, a virus that normally infects pigs, has been detected in people in Mexico, the U.S., New Zealand, Canada, and the U.K. Health officials around the world are checking to see whether infections have occurred in their countries, and readying measures to prevent its spread.

What is swine flu? A: Influenza is a virus that infects people, birds, pigs and other animals such as ferrets. Swine flu, or swine influenza, is a form of the virus that normally infects pigs. There are many forms of flu, and the different varieties have the ability to exchange genes with one another.

The form of flu that originated in Mexico is a genetic mixture of viruses that have been seen in pigs, birds and people. It’s being called a swine flu because the overall structure of the virus is of the type that affects pigs, said Keiji Fukuda, a WHO official.

By John Lauerman

Monday, April 27, 2009

Want To Inject New Life Into Your Workout?

Take a break! Yes that’s right. Give yourself a one-week holiday from your workout routine. It’ll make you enjoy your workouts that much more when you return to your routine. While you’re off for the week, think of a new activity that you can incorporate into your schedule.

It will give you a new goal to work toward. When I give myself the one-week-workout-holiday, it reinvigorates my workouts and allows me to work harder when I return. Try the one-week workout break every 3 to 4 months.

Davelle Morrison

Karmic Fitness facilitates yoga where you live, work & play.

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We’ll come to your workplace, condominium or gathering space for 8 week sessions to teach yoga.

Davelle Morrison is the owner of Karmic Fitness and has been an avid fitness enthusiast for her entire life



With the focus being to do whatever we can to help sustain the planet, you can incorporate a few green practices into your fitness plan that can increase the benefits to the environment.

The best way to make your exercise an environmental act is to shift your workout to the out-of-doors. Exercises outdoors get you in shape but bring you closer to the natural world and your community.

You can workout at the beach, on trails, playgrounds, in the yard. You can purchase fitness products that allow you to use outside like kettlebells, resistance bands, and dumbbells; almost anything.

Here are 10 tips to help you Green your Routine

1. Commute to work as much as you can by riding your bike. It’s better for the environment as well as the whole body. Biking is also nice and easy on the joints.

2. Walking outside is much better exercise than running on a treadmill or going to a Gym, which utilizes power and damages the environment in turn. Brisk walks are a great way to remain slim, trim, and healthy.

3. Eat organic energy bars, fresh fruit, and juices to fuel up before, during and after your workouts.

4. Start a garden. Planting, weeding, pruning trees and pulling weeds can have as much benefit as a dumbbell routine. This will also allow you to grow vegetables of your choice

5. Go for a hike at a fitness trail, national park, forest, countryside, or local farm instead of going to the gym.

6. DRINK WATER. Water is not your enemy! Drink lots of it and keep yourself hydrated.

7. Always use reusable water bottle for carrying drinking water. Try the Kleen Canteen

8. Avoid synthetic foods and junk foods as they perform functions, which are not suited to our bodies system and produce junk for our atmosphere. Eat an oil and fat free diet, which has rich portions of green vegetables and fruits. Fruits and organic nuts are a good option for eating at the breakfast time. This will help to provide you a day full of energy.

9. Make bodyweight exercises your friend. Bodyweight exercises are a green fitness experts’ favorite. These build muscle, strength and muscle endurance.

10. Make green fitness your life. Eat, drink and live green. Love the earth, love yourself and take care of your temple. It’s the only body you’re going to have.

The above are only a few ways by which we can reduce the burden on us and our planet earth. Yes we have to follow all the rules and guidelines of green fitness if we want our next generations to live safely on this earth. With the present crises of Global warming, environmental pollution, energy hazards etc., the only way out to save our planet is to go “GREEN”.

Funk Roberts

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Periodization is a concept where you use cycles to break up your training. Regardless of your ultimate goal you should have a plan, and this plan needs to be broken up into your daily, weekly, and monthly workouts.

So, you may have a week of heavy intense training, then a maintenance week of lighter training, the light week allows the muscles to recuperate, yet because they’re still being trained atrophy will not occur from disuse. In order to avoid a state of over training, and continue to grow, we need to recover.
Remember your muscles do not grow in the gym, they grow when at rest. Many factors contribute to over training, including inadequate rest, continued heavy training, and deficiencies in diet & nutrition.

By using periodization to map out your training you will avoid over training and keep your muscles in a state of continued adaption.

Principles that can be used when planning your training cycles:

Cycle Training: this is where you break up your training into bulk cycles, strength cycles and cutting cycles; which will help keep your muscles in a responsive state.

Split Training: this is breaking up your training into separate body parts each work-out which allows for shorter and more intense sessions.

Muscle Confusion: your muscles adapt to stress, and ultimately you can reach a plateau. By constantly varying the exercises, weights, sets and reps you can ensure continued adaption.

Progressive Overload: continue to increase different parameters in your training, whether it be more weight, increasing sets and reps, etc.

Eclectic Training: using a variety of methods in your training, combining numerous techniques such as compound and isolation exercises.

Paul Dillet

Principles that can assist you in arranging each workout:

Supersets: alternating two opposing muscle groups with little rest in between sets.

Giant Sets: performing several exercises for a single muscle group with little rest in between sets.

Muscle Priority: training a weaker body part first in your work out.

Pre-Exhaustion: this is where you perform an isolation exercise preceding a compound exercise, e.g. leg extensions before squats.

Pyramiding: beginning with a lighter weight, gradually increasing weight and lowering reps, then work backwards, decreasing weight and increasing reps.

Stripping: going from a heavy weight, and stripping off weight each set as fatigue sets in.

Principles that can be used with each exercise:

Forced reps: once failure has been reached on a set, your partner assists you in performing additional reps that could not be performed alone.

Continuous tension: maintaining slow continuous tension thru out the rep, which will maximize red muscle fiber recruitment.

Cheating: once failure is reached the weight is swung past your sticking point to complete the movement. (useful when you do not have a spotter)

Partial reps: as the name implies only part of the full movement is performed, e.g. only curling a barbell half way up, which can be effective due to the varying points of leverage.

Peak contraction: at the completion of a set holding the weight fully contracted for a few seconds.

Super speed: using a lighter weight, reps are performed explosively yet controlled, called “compensatory acceleration”, which can help with white fiber recruitment.

Funk Roberts
Don't Rush the Beat

Monday, April 20, 2009


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Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Front Lunge to Back Lunge

As far as I'm concerned, the front lunge to back/reverse lunge is one of the all-time best exercises for the lower body.

Why do you ask?

Well, the front lunge is great for the glutes, hamstrings and adductors. Reversing the lunge helps to develop the quadriceps and hamstrings.

Adding these two movements together will give you the ultimate movement to help sculpt shapely quads, hams and firm, lift and strengthen your glutes. Beneficial for both women and men, you can preform this exercise anywhere, anytime.

My fitness prescription is to add this essential exercise to your weekly leg workouts. It may take time to master the movement, but you'll start to develop better balance and agility.

Front Lunge to Back Lunge
3 sets of 10 reps per leg - 2X per week

Funk Roberts
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