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Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands (S.A.I.D.)

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Exercising | 2 comments

Do you train extensively and eat healthy, but are you still not getting the results you want? I have a solution for you, – Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands (S.A.I.D.). In otherwords, you may be doing too much (yes, you can exercise too much!) or too little physical activity, or eating (not only too much or too little food), but the wrong kinds of food at the least effective time of day. All of this activity (or lack thereof) will only cause you to “spin your wheels” and both extreme exercising and eating (either too much or too little) are both highly counterproductive to helping you achieve your health...

Is High Intensity Training (HIT) Safe For You?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Exercising | 2 comments

Whether or not High Intensity Training (H.I.T.) is safe to practice is one of the most frequently asked questions I hear universally from clients as well as many other fitness enthusiasts. People often wonder if and how they should try and incorporate H.I.T. into their exercise and fitness routines, and if by doing more sessions or more repetitions of each session if they will be able to  achieve faster results. The recent surge in the sudden popularity of H.I.T. is largely due to a result of the increased publicity and hype regarding the “miraculous” and “immediate” results possible by doing H.I.T. reported by both the Fitness and Fashion industry media as well...

“No Pain, No Gain” ?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Exercising, Fitness | 0 comments

The manner of training your child with the mind-set of “NO PAIN, NO GAIN”, just makes no sense for your child and will do far more damage than good!  Since the 1990’s, western countries are deviating from what has become a common refrain to encourage people to endure tough and painful work-outs in order to achieve the best results, but this is just not true!  In fact, one should consider the more positive benefit to one’s body by learning to trainer smarter, and not necessarily harder, and more importantly, with less painful results. Sadly, in many developing countries, trained professionals still adhere to this common practice of training harder, but not smarter,...

Carbs, Proteins & Fat

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Nutrition | 2 comments

Nutrition provides body with energy, builds muscle, bone and organs; this is the key difference in Healthy and Unhealthy individuals. Out of the 6 main nutrients namely Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fat, Water, Vitamins and Minerals this article would discuss on major nutrients (Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat). 1) Carbohydrates Provides stored energy (Glycogen and Fat) Instant energy source and 1 gram provides 4 calories Protein sparing (prevents protein used as source of energy) To burn fat some carbohydrates are needed Ideally 55% of your daily food intake Carbohydrates usage in common activity Waking = least amount les than 50% Medium Jog = around 50% Running = More than 50 % Note: Athletic population...

Fitness Components

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Fitness | 2 comments

6 Components of Good Fitness A good fitness program should include the following components of physical activity; rest; and nutrition: Cardio Vascular & Respiratory (heart, lung and circulatory benefits) Strength Training (musculoskeletal) Flexibility (e.g. increasing range of motion etc.) Functional Training (movement specific) Rest (mental and physical) Nutrition (well-balanced) However, the majority of most people only focuses on one of the above components, and overlooks the other vital benefits that are instrumental to making the difference between an effective fitness program and an unsuccessful one. If you can make a commitment to yourself to modify  your daily diet and approach towards your long term fitness, you are well on...