GENERAL STRENGTH TRAINING GUIDELINES

GENERAL STRENGTH TRAINING GUIDELINES FREQUENCY Perform your workout 2 or 3 times per week, and on non-consecutive days!! (At least 48 hours between) Begin your workout with 5 – 10 minutes of warm-up (cardiovascular/aerobic...

Balance Training

Strength/Balance Exercises   Each year, U.S. hospitals have 300,000 admissions for broken hips, and falling is often the cause of those fractures. Balance exercises can help you stay independent by helping you avoid the disability - often...

Basic Workout

Basic Workout   Chair Squat: Standing directly in front of a chair, slowly squat down onto the edge of the chair.  From here raise arms in front of body and slowly come to a standing position. Repeat (Gluteus/Quadriceps/Hamstring) Seated Leg...

8 Exercises To Burn 150 Calories In 5 Minutes

(I have tried some of these and even trying ti implement them into my exercise routines for 2016).   Did you eat too many calories today? Some days we are confronted, enticed and bamboozled with extra calories. Melt extra calories before they...

How safe are supplements

Of course all of this is rather subjective, considering the type of supplement, dosage, heck even the name brand can be an effect. Regulations can be an effect too.... on both sides of the coin. Many non-regulated items can be more ffective, much...

Eat This, Not That: How to Avoid the “Holiday Party Pudge”

               By Natalie Boyd, Dietetic Intern at UNC-Greensboro   You’re walking into your first holiday party of the Christmas season. You have gifts in one hand and your assigned dish in the other. The first greeting you receive upon opening...

time to catch up and reflect

I did not realize that it had been 18 months since my last entry. So much has happened since that last post. So with that in mind, I shall update here, and from this point forward simply share my daily or weekly thoughts/opinions/accomlishments and...

8 hours away...

.... until trainer time! I am psyched, but am also a little woried that perhaps I am playing this up a little too much in my head. All the same, 4:30 today I am gonna hit the gym and we'll see what happens. I am also prepared to get home after...

Workout journal for yesterday (5/22/14)

I kicked butt yesterday! heart rate 140 sustained for like 20 minutes (thanks in part to Guns & Roses & Poison! lol). It was friggin awesome! I went to the gym, inspired after a brief chat with one of our clients at work. So I got to the...

Recent Achievements (& observations/ramblings)

I work at a type of fitness club. Front desk, customer service and Exec Admin as well as now dabbling in Admissions.    I used to make an effort to work out (free of charge) at work, during lunch hour, but it became too hectic juggling a 30...

When exercising: iPad versus iPod

For years, it seems, when I see people working out on the elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike, whatever.... many seem to like to have their iPad. My wife is only the latest example of this. Plug/play/sweat. Now I am not a professional and I...

deconstructed egg salad

It hit me the other day as to how to do something different to egg salad. I enjoy egg salad, but the same old same old gets, well, old. So this morning I tried to deconstruct it. Bascially, equal parts mayo (Dukes Mayo, of course) and mustard,...

The magic number of the day

(if the source can be trusted) the magic number for the day is 310! Brought to you by the words "Hot" "Damn", and the letters "O" "M" and "G"! lol

My Butt hurts! lol

25 minutes yesterday and 10 minutes this morning... on the stationary bike.... level 3. Now my butt hurts not from the pedling as much as the seat. I gotta remember to put something more cushy on the seat in the future. lolol LMAAO (Laughing my...

Cottage Cheese

In recent years I have tried to experience "old" foods for the first time as an adult and where it is optional versus Mother or Father threatening me with bodily harm or solitude at the nearest corner if I did not eat all my brussel sprouts. My...

Seaweed Snacks

Once upon a time I ventred into this little hole in the wall joint called JAPAN EXPRESS. My wife was a fan and I thought I'd give it a go. Tried the HIbachi Chicken and rice. Not bad. But as I was ordering the food, I saw something unique that...

A state of confusion

Weighed myself yesterday.... back to 312 after a week or two at supposedly 314. Not to mention thst in the last week or so I have not exercised nowhere near as much as I have nor wanted to (due to this or that in which I let get in the way!). So...

The lastest

I got measured this am.... FINALLY. Quite honestly in the last two weeks I have been chomping at the bit to see what (if any) I have lost. To see concrete proof of what advances I've made. This week however, my workout regime has been lax, in...

Recipe: Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops Ingredients •2 teaspoons olive oil •4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick; about 2 1/2 pounds total) •kosher salt and black pepper •1/2 cup apricot preserves •1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Instructions ...

Labelin

Nutrition: Make Friends With Your Food Label Have you ever looked at the food label and wondered how that information has any use to you? Research indicates about half of our population uses the food label when making purchasing decisions at the...