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The holidays are over and so are all the temptations that go along with them. By now, if you are the average American, you’ve gained an honest 3.4 pounds throughout these festive times. Fat doesn’t have to be a bad word. There are good fats and there are bad fats. But before we talk about the dietary fats that we’ve over consumed throughout the last two months, let’s understand what we need to do with the extra baggage we’ve added to our bodies. The fat that is helping to make your belt skip a notch needs to come off quickly and soon. By ignoring it your body will begin to accept it and build all the support and connective tissues to hold onto it.
Here’s How To Lose It
Start by increasing your cardio and, of course, combine that with weight resistance training. Cardio will use more oxidative energy stores (fat) for energy while weight resistance will build more muscle, keeping your metabolic rate high. Remember, nutrition is just as important as working out. In fact, your efforts can be squandered if you don’t get nutrition right. Now, clean up your diet. Most folks try starving themselves; don’t fall into this trap. Never skip meals. Eat 5-6 meals each and every day. Start with breakfast and eat every 2-3 hours from there. Do not increase or decrease your calories at this point, just divide them up throughout the day into equal meals. One of the most important meals is your Post Workout Meal. This meal should be a liquid meal comprised of fast digesting carbs and proteins. Remember, it should be consumed within 30-45 minutes of your workout.
-By Darrell W. Butler, ACE, NFPT, ISCA Certified Personal Trainer
The unfortunate problem with most fitness related New Year resolutions is that they tend to be unrealistic. That’s not to say that they’re impossible; but they’re typically goals that would take a very long time to achieve. And when people don’t see results right away, they tend to give up and fall back into bad habits. This is the reason that hoards of people rush into fitness centers around the world each January, only to disappear before the end of the month.
Instead of merely focusing on lofty long term goals this year; here are 3 simple fitness goals that will provide immediate benefits and will set you along the path towards a healthy and successful 2011.
Get a physical and fitness assessment – Generally speaking, the frequency of your physical exam depends upon your age and medical history. Most doctors recommend yearly physical exams for those over the age of 40 and every two or three years for everyone else.
Recent studies have actually proven the annual physical to be somewhat unnecessary in generally healthy people. These medical researchers have stated that exercising, maintaining a healthy body weight, and not smoking are enough to keep most of us in good health.
The counterpart to this argument is that many of us don’t know if we are truly at a healthy body weight or if we are exercising enough to begin with! Most medical researchers also still applaud the usage of a physical exam for prevention and determining risk factors as our bodies begin to age.
The fitness assessments offered by most gyms provide similar benefits as they help determine flexibility, strength, body composition and cardio/muscular endurance levels. Many fitness centers even take things a step further by offering balance and postural assessments in additional to muscular imbalance and gait assessments. These are all useful tools that will help prevent injuries and determine areas that need improvement.
With that said, this is arguably the most important resolution that you can make since it sets the stage for every other goal that’s likely to appear on your list. Knowing where you’re starting from will make it a whole lot easier to reach your final destination so try and get this one taken care of as early as possible.
Start stretching after working out – Remember grade school gym class when we stretched for a few minutes at the beginning and then ran around like maniacs until the bell rang and we rushed off to our next subject? Well many of us have never broken these habits as adults, but we need to.
Leaving the gym without stretching could lead to muscle cramping, increased soreness and at a heightened risk for injuries.
Instead of simply stretching at the very beginning of your routine, warm your muscles up through activity such as walking, riding a bike or any other simple motions that will elevate your muscle temperature and blood flow. After a few minutes, you’ll be ready to work out, however before you head home; your last step should be to relax those tense muscles by stretching.
Hold each stretch for 10-30 seconds. You can also massage the areas that are particularly sore or head to the sauna for additional relief.
Your post-workout routine is just as important as your warm-up so start finding time to stretch in 2011!
Stop wasting your workouts with poor nutrition: If your goal is to look like an athlete, you’re can’t simply train like an athlete, you have to eat like one too!
Nutrition is arguably 80% of the fitness equation whether you’re looking to gain or lose weight and it’s not simply a matter of which foods you select; it’s also a matter of timing and frequency of those meals.
Educate yourself on the basics of nutrition. Learn how the foods that you eat affect your body and resolve to rid yourself of bad habits that might be inhibiting your progress.
For example, the old days of “3-square meals” went out with Z.Cavaricci pants (please tell me none of you are still wearing those!). Instead, aim to have 5-6 meals with an emphasis on breakfast and even more importantly, on your post workout meal.
A high quality protein shake within 30 minutes of working out, followed by a balanced meal containing whole foods within 90 minutes is ideal for optimum recovery. Familiarize yourself with the complete line of PFC recovery shakes and make sure to incorporate them into your daily routine if you are truly serious about reaching your goals this year.
Darrell W. Butler has trained, managed and consulted for fitness centers and media outlets around the world. When he’s not training a client or sharing his words of wisdom, you can catch him drinking a PFC Berries and More Recovery Shake at his local gym’s juice bar! For more information visit the Darrell Butler Personal Training website at www.dbptonline.com.
As the New Year begins so, too, does a new budget. For health club owners this means possibly updating your equipment, introducing the hottest new group classes, looking at personnel changes, etc; in general, trying to stay on the cutting edge while improving your bottom line. Once these decisions are in place, the only thing you can do is cross your fingers and hope that the new members pour in.
But what if you added a natural Profit Center that has been proven to retain new members, while helping them achieve their performance goals?
Here’s are a few reasons why a Juice Bar is a great choice for 2011:
- A health juice bar can strengthen the bottom line. There are only a few ways to bring new revenue into your health club and a Juice Bar is the only way that doesn’t require hard-selling to your members.
- Juice bars help members reach fitness goals. Total fitness requires good nutrition, so members with fitness goals need healthy smoothies, juice drinks, snacks and supplements to achieve those goals.
- Juice Bars create a relaxed environment and cultivate relationships the improve member retention.
- Happy, healthy members will stick around!
Be proactive in 2011 and set yourself up for a good year from the start by adding a juice bar to your club. Your members and your bottom line will thank you!