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Monday, December 22, 2014

Nutrients Help Build Stronger Muscles

Posted by William on September 28, 2012

Many so-called muscle-building supplements are not based on science at all. Those that are, merely hint at possible muscle growth in lab rats or monkeys. Other manufacturers boast that their products show results on burn victims or hospital patients. Let’s face it: most are just a scam to get your money. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Perceiving Your Workout Intensity, Part 2

Posted by William on September 19, 2012

The tricky part of using the scale is that it asks you to subjectively rate the amount of effort you are expending by estimating how hard you are working overall. That means that you do not concentrate on how out of breath you are, how much your legs hurt, how much you are sweating or any other indicator of effort — you concentrate on all of them together. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Perceiving Your Workout Intensity, Part 1

Posted by William on

Increasing the intensity of your aerobic workout improves your body’s ability to process oxygen, gives you greater endurance, improves sports performance, makes you healthier and prolongs your life. Seems worth the effort, doesn’t it? WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

The Lighter Side of Running, Part 2

Posted by William on September 10, 2012

For those of you who have your spring break right now, you are likely wondering as I did why schools plan their “spring” breaks weeks before it is actually spring, and why one strangely finds themselves cut out of friends’ travel plans to Cancun and Cozumel when they want to take advantage of the numerous tours of Mayan ruins. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

The Lighter Side of Running, Part 1

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The end of March is almost here, so it is safe once more to think of spring without becoming so incredibly depressed and banging one’s head into the cold, hard walls of one’s house. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Viva la Resolution Don’t Let New Year’s Expectations Get You Down

Posted by William on May 3, 2012

The start of a new year is a double-edged piece of military cutlery — a psychological new beginning — a fresh start. It also reminds us of last year when we declared war against our fat — again. Viva la resolution!
I gave up making New Year’s resolutions several years ago. My list seldom grew beyond the perennial entries of losing weight and getting off my big round rosy butt to exercise. Ah, tradition. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Motivation. Part 3

Posted by William on April 19, 2012

The case for fat accumulation goes even further than the simple cosmetic application. Increases in body fat and concurrent decreases in lean tissue are the single most relevant factor in the decrease in metabolic rate. In simple terms, this degeneration “slows down” all body activities. “Slowing down” is absolutely correspondent to the “aging” process. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Motivation. Part 2

Posted by William on

Chronic behaviors, i.e. lifestyle practices dictate the body’s condition more than any other factor in the normally healthy adult. The human body responds consistently to the influences of diet, exercise, rest, relaxation and response to stress. That constant response continues well into the seventh and eighth decades of life. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Motivation. Part 1

Posted by William on

At times it is difficult to assess the specific motivation for various activities. In the case of the magnified interest in fitness, there is an apparent obsession with youth. If one were to be objective, this fascination could be categorized as is either naturally dictated or socially influenced or some combination of the two. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Some Allied Benefits

Posted by William on January 19, 2012

A well-managed boot camp program can provide valuable new revenue, increased participation and variety to your group exercise program, potential new members and a unique esprit de corps among participants. There are other benefits as well, such as increasing exposure to other profit centers in your club. Gold’s offers an initial consultation with a dietitian and free sessions with a personal trainer as incentives for people to sign up for boot camp. The team spirit can also result in merchandising opportunities for items such as T-shirts, water bottles and other pro shop supplies with distinctive boot camp logos. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »