Tag Archives: cardio

4 Slim Down Tips for any Special Event.

9 Oct

TIP 1.  Eat for fuel not for fun.  Watch the eating out.  If you do, sauce on the side, go for a lean meat with steamed veggies, always ask “no butter, no oil, as healthy as can be please”. You would be shocked at what junk a restaurant will put in your food for flavoring.  DO NOT skip your breakfast! Food before coffee.  Split your lunch into two portions, separate the feedings by 2 hours.  Cut the carbs in the evening. Eating 6 small meals a day will increase your metaboic rate and burn more calories throughout the day.  This is a good start.

TIP 2.  Workout to intensity.  Find your workout intensity, push through the discomfort.  If you are feeling the burn then you are doing it right. 40 mins weight resistance program, 20 mins interval cardio. 1 hour at the gym max!

TIP 3.  Add morning cardio.  After breakfast hit the  streets for a morning jog, or attack the stairs at your house.  Up quickly, down slowly, this is ideal interval cardio.

TIP 4.  Lemon your water.  There are so many benefits to putting lemon in your water.  Most important it burns more calories. Also relieves many digestion problems. Great for the skin with it’s anti-aging properties.  It can remove wrinkles and blackheads, Toothache or bad breath – Lemon water will help.  Tonsil issues, gargle lemon water frequently.  With it’s high potassium content, lemon water can help control high blood pressure.  It has been known to cure respiratory problems, breathing problems and helps someone suffering from asthma.  Lemons can treat rheumatism and arthritis as it’s a diuretic and flushes out bacteria and toxins.

Crunches & Sit-ups DO NOT burn stomach fat

6 Sep

CRUNCHES AND SIT-UPS DO NOT BURN STOMACH FAT!!! I don’t care how many you do, the sit-ups and crunches will never work! Your Abs are there,  they are just covered by a layer of fat.  Let’s attack the Fat with proper cardio. The two best forms of cardio for this are: 1) Running, running requires motion from your entire body, every muscle is activated.  Running burns calories faster than any exercise out there. 2) Stairs, walking up stairs not only gets our heart rate elevated and burning fat, it also is a killer resistance training workout for our legs.  Which will boost your natural testosterone guys, giving you more muscle building, fat burning potential, and as a bonus boosting your libido.  It’s a win, win, win situation.

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Today’s Tip: “THE WORLD IS YOUR GYM” – Clean House and Shape Up!

7 Aug

OK, let’s put a BOUNCE IN OUR STEP.  Get excited!  Just motivating your day with energy and enthusiasm will start you on your fitness path.

Do you have chores around the house?  Let’s try lunges and squats in between picking up those toys.  How about a dirty kitchen?  Let’s see how quickly we can clean up that mess.  Let’s do some calf raises while folding laundry.  We can play with the kids outside, like doing some jumping jacks.  How about walking your kids to school and jogging or speed walking back home listening to some of your favorite tunes?  Do you have stairs?  Climb them.  What about while watching some evening T.V.? Try stretching, or doing some couch sitting squats.  Turn your regular day into a fitness day.

Too many people, especially women, try and control their weight (size) by under eating.  This NEVER works. You may have a skinny body, but it will be an unhealthy one that is not capable of sustaining vital activity or longevity.  Eat your small portioned breakfast, divide your lunch into two small portions, and separate them by 3 hours. Eat your carb free dinner, and have 2 protein small snacks in the day.  This totals 6 times during the day you should be consuming food.  It works. Keep the portions down, but eat them often.

LUFTPAUSE

13 Dec

Do you listen to music when you workout?

Then listen to this tip!

Pay attention to when the singer takes a deep big breath in their musical phrasing.  Perform that with the singer and coordinate your exercise with the music.  All too often we forget to breath or restrict our breathing. Relax the jaw slightly (1/8th of an inch), this will relax the back of the neck muscles (watch your shoulders instantly relax), which will allow your diaphragm to work properly.  Now you are oxygenating your body providing you with the internal power for a dynamic workout.

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MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!

12 Dec

What do Craig Ramsay, Shape.com and Beyonce have in common? We all want you to MOVE YOUR BODY!

Move Your Body

Research shows that people who perform even the most basic movements (walking just 3 to 5 days a week) live longer than those who don’t, especially the older you get—stop moving, stop living. If you stay active and keep your weight in a healthy range for your gender, age, and height, it certainly keeps your organs healthy, there’s less need for medication, and it will enable you to maintain a healthy lifestyle! Most health problems in America can be correlated to lifestyle. The healthier you are, the better you feel. The better you feel, the longer you live.

—Nichelle Hines, fitness guru of Cycle House

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

3 Dec

What inspires you to burn calories?!?!

Fitness and Stretching For The Dancer – Part 2 of 2

4 Sep

Continued from Part 1

The dancer must go lighter on certain body parts,  biceps, front delt, lower back, calves, and hamstrings. This is due to some dancers performing on what’s called a “raked stage”,  these muscles are usually sore due to the angle of the stage which they perform on.

The dancer must go lighter on certain body parts,  biceps, front delt, lower back, calves, and hamstrings. This is due to some dancers performing on what’s called a “raked stage”,  these muscles are usually sore due to the angle of the stage which they perform on.

Dancers do not have to work the core when bodybuilding.  Lifting heavier (properly)  than they usually do will engage their core enough.  Excessive development of the abs and obliques will leave the dancer with a possible protruding stomach, especially if they are singers as well as dancers, as the diaphram will be working at pushing out the stomach.

Dancers do not have to work the core when bodybuilding.  Lifting heavier (properly)  than they usually do will engage their core enough.  Excessive development of the abs and obliques will leave the dancer with a possible protruding stomach, especially if they are singers as well as dancers, as the diaphram will be working at pushing out the stomach.

Watch your turnout!  Concentrate on parallel feet, knees slightly bent. Do not hyperextend knees, or sway back.  If the exercise calls for turnout and turn in, such as with squats, do not aim for ballet positions,  a slight turnout (barely noticeable) is sufficient.

Dancers tend to need to concentrate on chest, lats, and shoulders when starting a body building exercise.  They will have a fear of building bulky leg muscles.

Dancers usually don’t eat nearly enough when they start a bodybuilding program.  They skip breakfast and they drink way too much coffee,  anymore than 2 cups a day will lower testosterone levels.  They tend to binge eat and are used to getting away with terrible “cheat meals”.  focus on adding a great deal of snacks through out the day. and make sure they are not using protein shakes as replacements for food.  They should be eating organic, well balanced foods.