A Fitness Trainer tells what he has learned about health and fitness
A health and fitness trainer lists the things he has learned over the years about getting and staying fit and healthy. Its a very good list with some unique points.By netchicken: posted on 18-3-2010
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Pushups are the best upper body workout designed….no machine can replace that…you don’t need any equipment and you can do them anywhere.
Diet is 85% of where results come from…..for muscle and fat loss. Many don’t focus here enough.
Working out too much doesn’t lead to good results….hence most people are still struggling after years of hard effort and little return.
Most people do not lift heavy enough to make stronger muscles.
It’s never too late to build muscle….and is more important as we grow older.
Sugar is not our friend
High Fructose Corn Syrup is making people fat and sick
If I had to pick one sport for a child to start with it would be gymnastics, the strength/speed/balance/body control they will learn can be applied to any sport down the road.
I hate to jog….I love to run
Never listen to any advertising telling you what is healthy….as they are just trying to sell you something
There is no such thing as spot reduction…but there is a great business in selling that concept (Ab-reclining chair anyone?)
The fittest people I know keep active daily doing what they enjoy
Fitness and Muscle magazines never got me any real results
Supplements were are waste of a lot of money for me
To build muscle, throw away your Whey protein and eat more steak and eggs
The best way to lose weight for most is lower carbohydrate eating/cycling
Meat and Fat are my friends
Muscle size does not tell a person’s real strength
Muscle size is mostly glycogen and water
Whole foods can never be replaced by a multi-vitamin
Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day
Eating 6x a day provides no metabolic advantage for losing weight than 2-3x a day…it’s still about calories and blood sugar/insulin control
The eat low-fat advice was the biggest health disaster in the last 30 years
The smartest trainer I know does not have a website or best selling ebook….as he is too busy training real clients
Apple Cider Vinegar is the only medicine I take if I feel sick
I can go up and down up to 10lbs in a week depending on glycogen and water balance
The first big amount of lbs you lose in the first week dieting is mostly water
80/20 rule is so true…..80% of your results come from just 20% of the exercises, 20% of the food in supermarkets, and spending 20% of your time working out.
Results are just the simple yet important things done on a consistent basis
Losing more than 2lbs a week is probably not all fat
Gaining more than 2lbs a week is probably not all muscle
All diets fail over the long run….but lifestyle changes last
All diets books are saying the same thing in general…they just make a new way to present it
Fads are created to sell more specialized equipment/gear, lifting/throwing something heavy and running fast has been around for 100s of years and still works
There should be a law against selling any dumbbells less than 5lbs….or ones in neon colors
Squatting to parallel will only give you weak hamstrings and lead to more knee issues….you should be able to go down like you were going to pick something off the ground….as that is the reason our bodies were designed to squat
The best thing anyone can do for their health/results is to just try new things…see how their body adapts and responds…and learn how to take total control no matter life may throw at them in the future
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