Every weight-loss client I meet will almost inevitably grab the excess skin around their midsection and say, “I want to get rid of this and have abs.” Even men and women who are already in relatively good shape will bemoan the appearance of their stomach. And I’m no exception to this. We are bombarded by images of male fitness models with ripped washboard abs like stones bulging from their stomachs or by women will flat, fat-free cores or even separated abdominal muscles. All of this is well and good but it sends an unrealistic message – this is what you should look like and here’s a fast-track program to get there... Get real! Those people are fitness models and competitors – their whole life is spent around building and maintaining an appearance. It’s how they make a living.
As a fitness professional I’ve trained hundreds of people and written dozens of articles about exercise, health and wellness. I’ve changed my tune – every day I hear a lot of reasons and excuses to not train. I’ve been doing this for two decades now and I guess I’m just tired of trying to convince you so here are the top ten Reasons to not exercise!
Although it’s been an unusually warm Fall we are still wearing long sleeve shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts. Let’s make sure we fill out these clothes in all the right places! Below is an upper body workout specifically targeting biceps, triceps and shoulders. To reduce the risk of injury we are going to start at the most complicated/hardest exercise and finish with the least challenging. But believe me by the end of this the “easiest” lift will still be a challenge. This workout is geared for both men and women and can be used to get lean out and tone or to increase muscle and bulk up!
As fall begins we will are inundated with more family gatherings, sweets, and tough choices. I decided to ask nutrition coach, trainer, and registered nurse Elyse Buchbinder (who happens to be my wife) what the best choices and methods are to stay healthy, lean, and fit as the weather shift.
Now that we have shed our excuses for why we shouldn’t workout on the road it’s time to get to work! Some of the exercises listed in the workout from the previous two issues are relatively self-explanatory while others need some clarification! So, to continue...
Now that we have shed our excuses for why we shouldn’t workout on the road it’s time to get to work! Some of the exercises listed in the workout from the previous week are relatively self-explanatory while others need some clarification!
When we travel it becomes easy to find excuses to not exercise, “There’s no gym, there’s no space, my kids are here, etc.” These are just excuses… fitness isn’t about time, space or gyms it’s about choices! Here is an easy workout you can do anywhere!
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