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Isolating Abdominal Muscles

Isolating Abdominal Muscles

If you are my client or have taken my classes before- you know how picky I am about how to properly train your abdominal muscles. You may have heard me say- “stay out of your hip flexors…”. What does that mean? And how can you do it? First of all, the hip flexors are a group of muscles that bring the thigh and your torso closer together. You use your hip flexors in many daily...

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Training for Health

Just want to say congratulations to my client, Susan Beebe: Since we started training in Sept, her good cholesterol (HDL) increased from 39mg to 66mg, her bad cholesterol (LDL) dropped from 99mg to 73mg, and her triglycerides went from 107mg to 65mg. She is now in the “ideal” range for all 3 categories! Way to keep up the good work Susan!

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Dedication….

My coaching client is holding herself accountable while she is in Disneyland. Sending me pictures of her healthy food choices.  She bypassed the buffet for this egg white omelette with dry toast, then found a chicken salad for lunch. She’s snacking on carrots and protein bars she brought from home. When you want it bad enough…you’ll find a...

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Don’t believe machines

All too often I hear people explaining to me that they burned a certain number of calories on a piece of cardio equipment at the gym. Usually I respond by asking the person “..how do you know that’s how many calories you burned?” The typical response is “that’s what the machine said”. Now this frustrates me!! Sure, the machine will prompt you to enter your age, height and weight; but...

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Do you know the difference between static stretching and dynamic stretching?

DYNAMIC STRETCHING consists of functional based exercises which use sport specific movements to prepare the body for movement. Dynamic Flexibility increases core temperature, elongates the muscles, stimulates the nervous system, and helps decrease the chance of injury while improving explosivity and reaction time during performance. It’s best to do dynamic stretching before you start your...

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The SKINNY on FATS: 10 reasons and facts not to deprive yourself of this valuable nutrient.

The SKINNY on FATS: 10 reasons and facts not to deprive yourself of this valuable nutrient.

1. Fats provide VALUABLE, concentrated energy. 2. Fats slow the absorption of nutrients into your system, so you can go longer periods of time without getting hungry. 3. Fats aid in the metabolism of sugar and insulin, which helps you lose weight. 4. Fats help aid the transporting of vital vitamins and minerals. 5. Unsaturated fats (which come from plants) can help raise your good cholesterol...

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