Workout Wednesday: Soreness Equals Strength

No one likes post-workout sore muscles. When you exercise, microscopic tears occur in the muscle. As the muscle begins to rebuild itself (getting tighter, bigger, leaner, and longer) you may feel soreness for anywhere from 24-48 hours after the activity. Muscles need time and proper nutrients to rebuild and recover. Muscles grow at rest. Knowing […]

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Workout Wednesday: Requisite Stretching

Flexibility is the range of motion at a joint. The degree to which we are flexible depends on joint structure–especially within the ball-and-socket joints of the hip and shoulder. Age is also a major factor: the young are generally more flexible than the old. Gender is another huge factor. Women are generally more flexible than […]

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Motivational Monday: Metabolic Blues

You are doing everything perfectly: Counting calories according to your metabolic formula; Working out intensely most days of the week; Getting 8 hours of quality REM sleep every night; Managing stressful circumstances  & people; Keeping your eyes on the prize around holidays, happy hours, and birthday cake… But you only lost 6 pounds this month […]

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Weight Loss Wednesday: Metabolic Formula

This April I meandered into Lululemon Bethesda to buy a new pair of pants. After losing thirty pounds all of my old Lulu pants were sliding all over the place when I was on the treadmill or suffering through box jump burpees. So I’m chatting with a sales girl, telling her how I need new […]

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Motivational Monday: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Beqir and I hear, “I can’t” a lot. When people say they can’t, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. When they say, I can, that also becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Believe you can. Tell yourself you can. You can! If you’re doubled over gasping for breath, you just need an oxygen break!

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Workout Wednesday: Energy Systems

[wpvideo UjIuXY0s]Did you know you can exercise in four different energy systems? The best trainers emphasize each of the four energy systems–even though all four work together–to increase power, endurance, and rate of recovery. The quicker you recover, the more fit you are. What are they called? PHOSPHAGEN:  The most powerful energy system characterized by […]

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Motivational Monday: Attention Seniors! No Biologic Reason to Get Fatter as You Age!

“That’s just what happens as you age,” says my mom referring to various aches, pains, and lack of energy. Well, only if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. For this Monday’s motivational snippet, I’ll summarize a great article by Clarence Bass (see link for full version: Here’s the jist: Inactivity results in loss of muscle. […]

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Workout Wednesday: Endorphins

If it’s not enough that regular exercise reduces: All types of cancers Cholesterol Diabetes High blood pressure Stress & fatigue & anger & vigor Obesity Exercise  also makes you happy. Not just gleeful happy, but on cloud nine-tickled pink-giddy-silly happy! How?  When we exercise, the body releases chemicals called endorphins. They interact with receptors in the […]

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Workout Wednesday: Why is Core Strength Crucial?

Why is the core so crucial? Improves posture & balance; Helps eliminate lower back pain;  Helps avoid a host of common injuries–especially back injuries and general aches usually associated with age; Improves physical performance (power & stabilization); SURPRISE! Prevents muscle soreness and stiffness; With consistent core work, the rest of our bodies can function more efficiently. […]

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