How Much HIIT Is Enough?

HIIT

Is 30 Minutes Of High - Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Once a Week Really Enough? My answer is: YES, if you are working out several times a week, doing HIIT one of those times is a good thing. Is once a week enough? In my opinion, the answer is again YES. Doing HIIT more than once a week regularly is actually unnecessary, in my opinion. One should not need to perform regular HIIT to achieve the benefits. What Is HIIT?...

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What Time Should You Workout?

Workout

What Time Should You Workout Each Day? Consider the pros and cons to a morning, afternoon, and evening workout before determining the best time for you. Lets take a look at those when figuring out what time you should exercise each day. Something to remember is that: as long as you're getting 'it' in its always better than not getting 'it' in. It's important to remember, that the key to getting on the right track to better health and fitness...

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The TB12 Method

TB12 Method

Learning New Techniques: The TB12 Method Sometimes you have to sharpen your skills. I have been a personal trainer now for 16 + Years. Learning New Techniques to sharpen my skills in the past has sometimes left me feeling like I am learning a new gimmick or false fact - or at best something most people are not going to do or need. This past week I had the privilege to go to Foxborough, MA to TB12 Sports and learn...

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Start The Morning Workout Routine

Workout

Start The Morning Workout Routine Start Small Start with just 30 minutes. Don't jump right in with a 90-minute early morning workout. It’s easy to wake up a half hour earlier and go out and do something basic like running, push-ups, and sit-ups and then get ready for work. You can always make your workouts longer down the road, but start with something you can be consistent with. Prep the Night Before If you’re going to need something in the...

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Is Yoga Really Exercise?

Yoga Move

Is Yoga Really Exercise? I get asked this a lot. Usually by someone who doesn't do yoga, or someone who doesn't care for it. Those who love it will tell you all the benefits. They will also be excited to share them with you. So what is the answer? Studies Show Yoga Is Good For You The trend toward high intensity workouts has reinforced the notion held by some that it doesn't really count as exercise because most of its...

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Exercise Boosts Brain Health In Kids

Kids Playing

Exercise Boosts Brain Health In Kids A lack of exercise puts kids at risk for very adult problems, like obesity and diabetes, and those are 2 diseases that nobody wants associated with their kids. But, there's also research that links exercise to their cognitive development and achievement in school. Turns out that physical activity gives the young brain needed boosts, and who wouldn't want their son or daughter to do better in school? So, get your kids moving more and they will be healthier and do better in...

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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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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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