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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

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

Strength Training….Failure = Success

Strength Training….Failure = Success

When it comes to exercise, no one likes to use the word fail unless we are talking about strengthening our muscles. Working a muscle to failure in a strength training session gives great results in strength and in muscle growth or “hypertrophy”. Our muscles are forced to their max and must adapt to their full potential, … Continue reading

Tracking your resting heart rate

Ever thought about tracking your resting heart rate? RHR is a great way to track how your fitness level is improving. An average heart rate for a healthy person can range from 60-100 beats/min. An athlete can have a heart rate in the 40’s. In fact, Miguel Indurain, a cyclist, had a RHR of 28! … Continue reading