Fat Burning Zone Myth

Fat Burning Zone

Fat Burning Zone Myth One Of the Biggest Myths Around: Lower intensity exercise puts you in the fat-burning zone, so it’s preferable to higher intensity exercise. So basically working out "less hard" is better than working out "more hard." Think about that for a minute, does that make sense? I was asked a question about the fat burning zone the other day by one of my clients and I was surprised she didn't know this was a myth. I take...

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Achieve A Winning Mindset

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How To Achieve A Winning Mindset: What is this mindset, and how do you get it? How and why do some have it, and some lack it? Lets take a look at how to achieve a winning mindset. Mental Toughness Is Something You Learn Typically people who have it go through something in their life that is a hurdle to what they want so bad where they learn the ability to never give up. Don't accept the place you are...

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Train Properly During Your Workouts

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Is Training The Wrong Way Worse Than No Training At All When you were a kid, someone somewhere along the way told you to sit up straight. No doubt it was irritating but if you’re one of the 130 million Americans who spend most of their jobs sitting in an office chair, you’re probably starting to realize why “bad posture” is so bad. We’re not going to rail on bad posture because we’d be preaching to the choir. In fact, you’re...

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Do I Need Protein Immediately Post-Workout or You Won’t Build Muscle

Protein

Myth or Fact? You Need Protein Immediately Post-Workout or You Won't Build Muscle If you go online and look into this you will find a lot of different answers. Most will tell you that you do need protein immediately after a workout. In fact, some spots on the interned will lead you to believe that if you workout and don't get your protein ASAP after a workout your whole workout is shot, your whole day is shot, and you might...

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Eating Healthy. Trail Mix: Making Me Nuts!!!

Eating Healthy. Trail Mix: Making Me Nuts!!! I see so much information about what healthy food is and what isn't healthy I get confused. Lets Face it, Eating Healthy is difficult. So here's a Question - Is Trail Mix Healthy? Since its inception, trail mix has had a reputation as a healthy snack. But just how healthy is it really? Should this snack be saved for serious hikers, or is it perfectly fine to mindlessly munch on at your desk?...

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Core Training

Core Training

Core Training Since you are not living under a rock, you have heard the terms “core” and “core training” and, you even know the importance of core strength as well as training your core. Buzzwords “core” and “core training” get thrown around more than they should. There is a lot of variation in what most people mean when they use those buzzwords. Unfortunately, there are lots of variations on how to properly train your “core” as well. Questions You Might...

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Burn More Calories Daily By Increasing Your Activity!

Daily Activity

Burn More Calories Daily By Increasing Your Activity! What a crazy idea? Increasing your daily activity!? To burn more calories? Yep - And its not even an idea, its a fact! Below I broke down somewhat complicated technical talk into some basic concepts. Stick to the basics as much as possible, here we go: Your metabolism is always working to burn energy. During periods of higher activity, your body will burn more calories than when you are at rest. Your body...

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Nutrition Nightmare: Starbucks Seasonal Drinks

Lake Country Training

Nutrition Nightmare: Starbucks Seasonal Drinks Black coffee is a relatively healthy, energizing beverage. It enhances memory, improves athletic performance, and helps you get going in the morning or through a sluggish part of your day. Black coffee (or coffee with just a dash of cream and/or sugar) can give you a boost, but not all coffee drinks are created equal. Check out the Starbucks Seasonal Drinks - THEY ARE A NUTRITION NIGHTMARE! Though we are going to focus on the...

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Family Workouts For Fun!!

Lake Country Training

Family Workouts For Fun - 1000 Rep Plate Challenge Lets face it, working out can be a chore from time to time. However, it doesn't  have to be, and when it is a chore that should signal you need a change!! We have been doing some family workouts for fun lately and I did this 1000 Rep Plate Challenge the other day with my son! It was lots of fun - he is 9 and loves working out with dad...

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Brutal Honesty About Results From Your Workouts

Brutal Honesty About Results From Your Workouts, or Why You Are Not Seeing Results. I have some tough love for you today. It's about your workouts, and their results. Can we speak honestly? You go to the gym several times a week, sometimes twice in one day, you attend classes, you get your sweat on, and yet something is missing. You aren't as fit as you should be, something isn't working the way you think it should. Is it really...

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