Tagged with Muscle

Does genetics limit our fitness potential?

Does genetics limit our fitness potential?

Can someone blame their lack of athletic ability to poor genetics? Are there really “super genes” which determine a person’s athletic success? Surely there is a reason why the Kenyan Olympic runner is almost always the fastest, or why are the white Europeans are always so good at the weightlifting competitions right? While it may … Continue reading

10 Reasons you may not be losing the weight!

10 Reasons you may not be losing the weight!

We all know that eating too much and not exercising only leads to weight gain, but sometimes our good intentioned weight loss efforts can really be sabotaging our plan. Here are 10 reasons you may not be seeing that scale budge:     1. Underestimating your calorie intake: If keeping a food journal for the rest … Continue reading

Forget skinny- GET STRONG!

Forget skinny- GET STRONG!

When I saw the phrase “strong is the new skinny” on a t-shirt I knew I had to get it. The best way to feel good about your body is to make it healthy and strong –  not overly-skinny. It is pretty well-known now that a strong woman doesn’t look like a guy; it’s about … Continue reading

Reap the IMMEDIATE benefits of exercise!

Reap the IMMEDIATE benefits of exercise!

Are you beginning a weight loss/fitness journey that seems long and daunting? Sometimes our ultimate goals can seem far away, but today let’s focus on the IMMEDIATE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE! Look at what just 30 minutes of exercise can do: Anyone who exercises regularly can attest to the “high” they experience after exercise. This rush … Continue reading

My first video! Variations of the basic plank

My first video! Variations of the basic plank

.    Here is a video to demonstrate a few variations of the plank exercise to help build a stronger core The plank is a popular and very effective ab exercise. It is effective b/c you are resisting movement instead of creating it thus isolating the muscles. The plank also engages the stabilizing muscles, which often get overlooked. Since … Continue reading

The 4 most effective exercises!

The 4 most effective exercises!

People are always wanting to know what exercises give the most results. Right off I can tell you that any exercise that allows you to make it more challenging as you go is a winner. Once an exercise seems easy I can guarantee you the results will stop coming. Here are a few exercises that … Continue reading