Vida sana…….Healthy life

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A Personal Trainer Is the Key to Weight Loss

The role of a personal trainer is to serve as a fitness and health expert who has the insight, skills, and capabilities to establish a safe and efficient fitness and exercise program. A fitness instructor must also have the ability to instruct and assist people in regards to reaching their personal health goals.

With that said, it's no wonder these professionals are increasing in demand. Although some people still work to achieve maximum health on their own, there are several reasons why working with a personal trainer can be a more beneficial route.

A Wealth of Knowledge

Contrary to what some may believe, a personal trainer does more than just standing around yelling for someone to do one more push-up. These instructors possess a wealth of background knowledge in their field. According to the National Federation of Personal Trainers, they should possess several important elements. Among them are the following:

– Expertise in the area of ​​the human body and its structure, along with the knowledge of practical fitness and basic exercise techniques
– The ability to create individual and group fitness plans that are custom-made to properly fit the needs of each client
– Capacity to track and assess each client's progress throughout the duration of the program
– The capability to ensure that each fitness program is safe for clients.

This overall knowledge allows trainers to be trustworthy and necessary components in the fitness and health industry.

Meal Planning and Nutrition

Not only can a trainer assist with the fitness component, but he or she also can help in the area of ​​food intake. Because they are required to have at least a basic understanding of the human body and basic nutrition, they can assist their clients in this area as well.

Even though exercising in and of itself is important, the way that a person eats can either help or hinder weight loss progress. Therefore, fitness experts ensure that people adhere to proper eating and nutrition patterns. That way, they will be able to make quicker and more consistent progress.

Objective Motivators

A personal trainer is widely known for possessing the ability to motivate. Their ability to motivate is just as important as the other elements. Even though self-motivation can work sometimes, who will be there to drive the person when they do not feel up to it? Fitness instructors can push their clients past the limitations of their minds, helping them to reach goals they would never have attained on their own.

Fitness experts can also be better motivators than family and friends. Though well-meaning, sometimes loved ones can have an issue with objectivity. An instructor, on the other hand, does not usually have that same bond. Therefore, they will be more inclined to say the things that need to be said without the fear of damaging a personal relationship.

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Prof. Jens Bangsbo: Aerobic & Anaerobic. Part-1 Aerobic high intensity, Goals Galore



Jens Bangsbo ia a Danish published author on physiology and sport science. He is also a former assistant coach to both Juventus FC and the Danish national football team.

Jens Bangsbo: Fitness Training in Soccer: A Scientific Approach
Jens Bangsbo: Aerobic and Anaerobic Training in Soccer

Jens Bangsbo is one of the most respected names in sports science. In this series of video’s Jens demonstrates a number of drills and practices that can be used to improve the aerobic and anaerobic conditioning of soccer players. Traditionally soccer conditioning was carried out by performing running exercises. However, small sided games offer several potential benefits:

The players improve their tactical and technical skills.
Other physical elements are trained. For instance, small sided games produce many accelerations and decelerations. These are high stress actions that occur in real matches and if players have not been sufficiently exposed to this type of work in training there is an elevated risk of injury.
The work is intermittent in small sided games by which we mean they combine periods of moderate intensity with periods of very high intensity. The ability to handle abrupt changes in aerobic demands may be better trained in small sided games than in isolated running exercises.

When Jens talks about moderate intensity aerobic exercise he is referring to intensities around 75-85% of maximum heart rate(MHR). While for high intensity aerobic exercise he is referring to intensities between 85-95%of maximum heart rate. A general rule for calculating maximum heart rate is 220 – your age. Jens differs from many when performing high intensity aerobic training in that he prefers shorter intervals. Most academic research has been performed using work intervals in the 3 – 6 minute range. The recovery period is usually half of the work period. However, Jens prefers short intervals, many times around 2 minutes. His reasoning is that the intensity of work is higher in these very short intervals and that this translates into a better quality of play and can produce superior fitness effects because the higher intensity produces more adaptations in the muscle (which has to be able to utilize oxygen pumped to it) even though average heart rates might be slightly lower throughout the exercise (as it takes a while for heart rates to get up into the desired range).

Recovery between the drills is important and the recovery times should be respected. If the work to recovery is too high in this type of work then in the latter repetitions the players will be exhausted and the intensity and quality of play will be much lower than desired. Recovery between repetitions should be active. Research suggest that If the players are able to keep their heart rate around 70% of maximum heart rate in the recovery then this leads to the optimal removal of waste products from the muscle, which in turn leads to better quality in later repetitions.

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Personal Training in Raleigh

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Steroids – Distorting the Worlds of Muscle and Fitness

Nothing has been more distortive to muscle building information than the low profile prevalence of steroid use. What else can explain the vast amount of lousy and even useless training techniques for natural trainers that have become the prevailing wisdom in the bodybuilding industry? There's an ongoing discord between fantasy and reality in what constitutes an effective natural muscle gaining routine. That discord is most likely attributable to the obvious yet often unaddressed contrast between the physiology of a steroid user and that of a non-user.

This contrast is the only explanation for bodybuilding's longtime miring in misinformation; a muddling that's often resulted in almost humorously contradictory recommendations and advice.

Here's a list of strange observations I've made over the years that I think can be linked, either directly or indirectly, to some of that misinformation:

o In 1988, I attended a bodybuilding seminar put on by one of the top Mr. Olympia contenders of the time. When asked by an audience member about a specific workout routine, the pro bodybuilder answered that the workout schedule in question would be worthless for putting on muscle mass. Within a month, I saw that exact workout / recovery schedule being recommended in a bodybuilding magazine by the then-Mr. Olympia.

o In the '90s, that same Mr. Olympia had a morning workout television program for mainstream fitness. During an episode, I heard him talk to Geraldo Riviera about the evils of "anabolics" (code-word for steroids). He was apparently trying to dissuade youngsters from using them. Yet he admitted within other mediums that he used them regularly (of course he used them; he was a pro bodybuilder).

o During the aforementioned seminar in 1988, that Mr. Olympia contender told the audience that when he began bodybuilding, he was able to put on "ten solid pounds of muscle per year". He went on to reveal that in his advanced stages in the sport, he was lucky to add "two pounds of muscle a year". These words were from an elite professional bodybuilder who admitted to regular steroid use. Yet we're treated to claims of gaining "twenty pounds of muscle in twelve weeks" from average Joe's on the Internet. (No wonder I do not see pictures with these claims).

o In the late eighties, there was a bodybuilding book that claimed you could gain 30 pounds of muscle in six weeks from doing "super squats" and drinking a lot of milk. That book should have been titled 'How to become an over-trained gasbag within a month and a half'.

o I've actually heard a top professional bodybuilder say he did not believe in over-training; only "under eating and under sleeping". So, even though our bodies are designed to burn and renew a finite amount of energy each day, just stuffing them with more food than they can process and sleeping until we're drooling on our pillows will compensate for excessive muscle teardown? A very misleading statement.

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Prof. Jens Bangsbo: Aerobic & Anaerobic: Part – 1 Aerobic moderate intensity practice storage



Jens Bangsbo ia a Danish published author on physiology and sport science. He is also a former assistant coach to both Juventus FC and the Danish national football team.

Jens Bangsbo: Fitness Training in Soccer: A Scientific Approach
Jens Bangsbo: Aerobic and Anaerobic Training in Soccer

Jens Bangsbo is one of the most respected names in sports science. In this series of video’s Jens demonstrates a number of drills and practices that can be used to improve the aerobic and anaerobic conditioning of soccer players. Traditionally soccer conditioning was carried out by performing running exercises. However, small sided games offer several potential benefits:

The players improve their tactical and technical skills.
Other physical elements are trained. For instance, small sided games produce many accelerations and decelerations. These are high stress actions that occur in real matches and if players have not been sufficiently exposed to this type of work in training there is an elevated risk of injury.
The work is intermittent in small sided games by which we mean they combine periods of moderate intensity with periods of very high intensity. The ability to handle abrupt changes in aerobic demands may be better trained in small sided games than in isolated running exercises.

When Jens talks about moderate intensity aerobic exercise he is referring to intensities around 75-85% of maximum heart rate(MHR). While for high intensity aerobic exercise he is referring to intensities between 85-95%of maximum heart rate. A general rule for calculating maximum heart rate is 220 – your age.

Aerobic moderate intensity exercise is perfect for building a base of fitness such as in the early preseason. It is also ideal for training following a more intense session where a modes fitness stimulus can be provided while the body recovers from the prior exertions. Many fitness coaches believe that moderate intensity exercise allows for a better removal of metabolites and waste products and hence a better and faster recovery from higher intensity exercise.

1/ Dave Tenney Fitness in Football

a great review of where we stand in terms of research and our knowledge about how to condition the modern soccer player

2/ Raymond Verheijen The Original Guide To Football Periodization

This is not a conditioning book per se as Raymond now eschews sports science terminology but it is a great presentation of a periodized model to develop soccer fitness and minimize injuries.

3/ Javier Mallo Periodization Fitness Training

Ex Real Madrid fitness coach presents his theories concerning tactical and physical periodization along with a library of suggested exercises.

4/ Jens Bangsbo Fitness Training In Soccer: A Scientific Approach

5/ Jens Bangsbo Aerobic and Anaerobic Training Of Players in Soccer: Special Emphasis on Youth Players

6/ Tony Strudwick: Soccer Science

A great review of the whole fitness landscape by the Manchester United conditioning coach through the glorious Ferguson era.

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Family Fitness Day @ Park 130

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Men’s Fitness is Something All Should Strive For

If you’re reading this, you probably understand that fitness is a goal that should be sought by all, no matter our age or current state of fitness.

Anyone considering a new men’s fitness regimen should take the time to consult with their doctor or health care professional, ensuring they are healthy enough for proper exercise.

Having said that, exercise is the elixir of life, when we achieve a level of men’s fitness, our bodies will respond accordingly, performing better and allowing us to be more productive. Men’s fitness is not necessarily about bodybuilding, running or competing in sports, rather a lifestyle choice that allows us to live life to the max.

Generally speaking when healthy and fit, our overall mood and outlook improves. Medically speaking our cardiovascular system (blood flowing to and from the heart) works more effectively, delivering oxygen rich blood throughout our systems. If we are medically able to do so, we should involve strive to improve our conditioning, increase our aerobic activity and achieve an overall more complete state of men’s fitness.

EXERCISE FACT: Exercising regularly is an important element of maintaining men’s fitness, and I heartily endorse it. It’s a medical fact that people who remain active lead fuller, more enjoyable lives, they simply feel more like living, something we should all strive for.

When we exercise and stay fit, osteoporosis is pushed further into the background as we build and repair our bones and joints. While some men will be motivated to exercise for extended periods, 30 minutes of moderate exercise, i.e., walking, mowing the lawn, dancing, swimming, bicycling, stretching, weight training, can vastly improve a man’s fitness and make your life more vigorous in every area.

EXERCISE FACT: Exercise has proven instrumental in delaying or preventing diabetes, certain cancers, and as mentioned, improving the cardiovascular system.

There are multiple ways to attain fitness, and it’s not so important which exercise you perform, as finding one you can enjoy and strive to make part of your life.

Since I have no idea of your current fitness level, it’s recommended that you begin slowly, gradually increasing your regimen as you become more fit. It’s much better to exercise for 10 minutes every day, then one grueling session, that leaves you drained and you’re unlikely to continue.

Exercising regularly and obtaining fitness has been proven instrumental in stabilizing blood sugar, increasing overall strength, elevating the mood (endorphins are released in the bloodstream), helping maintain flexibility, reducing stress, and of course helping maintain a healthy body weight.

Exercise is not to be dreaded, rather enjoyed, realizing that for every moment you exercise, you’re helping your body achieve fitness and a healthful state of being.

RISK / REWARD: We were born to be active and fit, and unless we have an existing health condition preventing exercise, some exercise is proven to be better than no exercise. Being active is safe for almost everyone and, according to the CDC (Center for disease control), people without diagnosed chronic conditions … Read More