Working Out Tips – 2011 Fitness Guide

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Are you in a rut, slump or just plain down in the dumps and need some working out tips? Whether you’ve lost interest in your exercise regime or never had it to begin with, get ready to get moving because these 20 Working Out Tips are designed to help jump-start your healthy and fit life! Remember that your fitness goal isn’t just met by spending time in the gym, your diet is ahuge factor.

Working Out Tips

1 – Dump the Fitness Slump
Pick 1 fitness/health goal (could be walking the dog or adding vegetables to dinner) this month that you think is reasonable and start doing it! It takes 21 days to make a habit so picking one thing a month is a great way to make lifestyle changes…  Read Full Article: Working Out Tips Article

2 – Selective Eating
You’ve heard of selective hearing but selective eating is the new trend! You know there is going to be a million pitch-ins to attend in the next year and so many foods that are delicious and several that are not so fabulous. This is not the time to spare feelings! Survey the table and then select what you REALLY want to eat. Feel free to taste a couple of other things but don’t feel obligated to fit everything on your plate or lick the plate clean… Read Full Article Working Out Tips

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3 – Junk Food Salads When you think ‘diet food’, you think salads, but this is a myth that can lead to packing on the pounds. Salads can be healthy, you just have to think before you eat (and order)! Salad mistakes can be made at home too so be cautious when adding high calorie items to that bed of lettuce… Read Full Article Working Out Tips.
4 – Spot Training Hate to break it to you but there is no such thing.  You can’t do a million crunches hoping that your abs will be ripped. Your genetics decide where the body will lose weight first (and last) so you have to lose overall body fat to trim an area. The good news is that all those crunches will payoff when the fat is gone because then you’ll see those 6 pack abs!
5 – Be Consistent Chase Squires is the first to admit that he’s no fitness expert. His secret? “I’m not fast, but I’m consistent,” says Squires, who says consistency is his best tip for maintaining a successful fitness regimen. “It all started with 20 minutes on a treadmill,” he says. “The difference between my success and others who have struggled is that I did it every single day. No exercise program in the world works if you don’t do it consistently….” Read Full Article Working Out Tips
6 – Sleep Studies show that those that sleep less have a tendency to weigh more. Sleep loss alters the ability for your body to tell you when it’s full, which can lead to over-eating. Plus, it’s always been my experience that when you’re tired, you’re stressed and are craving junk food too. Taking time to sleep can help you calm down, regroup and attack the day. Even if you only have time for a 20 minute power nap, take one!
7 – Make Your Plan Fit Your Life Make your plan fit your life, advises tennis star Martina Navratilova in an article on the AARP web site. “You don’t need fancy exercise gear and gyms to get fit.” If you’ve got floor space, try simple floor exercises to target areas such as the hips and buttocks, legs and thighs, and chest and arms (like push-ups, squats, and lunges). Aim for 10-12 repetitions of each exercise, adding more reps and intensity as you build strength… Read FullArticle Working Out Tips
8 – Nutrition Labels Understanding the nutrition label will also help you to be able to maximize good nutrients, such as dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.  You should always be looking to get as much of these out of your meals as possible.  To help you estimate this, you can look to the daily value or DV% on the label.   This will tell you how much each serving of this food will contribute to your daily goal… Read Full Article Working Out Tips
9 – Warming Up Think of your body as a machine. You have to get the gears going before you go full throttle. Without a proper warm up, you are straining your heart as well as your muscles so take the time to gear everything up so they can perform properly and avoid injury!
10 – Tone Up on the Treadmill “Save time at the gym with this 10-minute cardio/sculpt session: Hop on a treadmill holding a three- to five-pound dumbbell in each hand, and set the speed to a brisk walk. Do a one-minute set each of shoulder presses, biceps curls, triceps extensions, side laterals, front laterals and standing triceps kickbacks one after another as you walk. I’s an amazing upper-body challenge that also gets your heart pumping. Do this series two or three times each week. As you improve, work up to doing four-minute sets.” Read Full Article Working Out Tips –Michael George, trainer and owner of Integrated Motivational Fitness in Los Angeles
11 – Cardio Zone vs. Fat Zone Generally the Fat Burning Zone does in fact burn a higher ratio of calories from fat than the Cardio Zone does, overall you’ll burn more calories and therefore more fat in the Cardio Zone… Read Full Working Out Tips Article
12 – More Reps or More Weight Lifting weights can be really complicated and intimidating. This is especially true when it comes time to increase the intensity.  Do you add more reps, more weight, if so, how much? Are you increasing the weights you’re lifting correctly? Try these simple guidelines… Read Full Working Out Tips Article
13 – Killer Condiments Are you unknowingly sabotaging your healthy diet by using high-calorie condiments?  Let’s assume that you eat a basic deli sandwich for lunch five days a week.  If you use mayo instead of a lower calorie alternative, such as mustard, you’ll need to spend an extra 40 minutes per week on the elliptical to cancel out the calories… Read Full Working Out Tips Article
14 – Chart Your Progress “Stay motivated using a fitness report card. Jot down these subjects: Cardio, Muscle Conditioning, Flexibility and Attitude. Set goals (for example, doing 10 “boy” push-ups) and grade yourself A through F at least four times a year. When you see how much you improve, you’ll want to stay in great shape.” Read Full Working Out Tips Article –Ken Alan, Los Angeles–based personal trainer
15 – Bulking Up Women are not going to get huge by lifting a few weights. It is not genetically possible to look like a scary body builder without spending your days lifting weights and a ton of supplements. (Not to mention a crazy high protein regimented diet!)
16 – Give Yourself a Break “You don’t have to be a fitness saint to get results. Follow the 80/20 plan: Eighty percent of the year, you’ll exercise regularly and eat well. Know that you’ll slip 20 percent of the time due to holidays and work deadlines. When you accept that fitness isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition, you’re more likely to stick with it for life.” Read Full Working Out Tips Article –Maureen Wilson, owner/personal trainer/instructor, Sweat Co. Studios, Vancouver, B.C.
17 – Go Harder Not Longer Many people waste precious workout time watching the tv or chatting it up with their gym buddies. Getting results from a workout requires hard work and if you’re ever going to see significant gains at the gym, try working out harder, not just longer. The harder versus longer approach can also save you time in the gym. What would normally be a 60 minute light workout can easily be done in 30 minutes with more intensity. Upping the intensity can also help you burn more calories and speed up strength gains… Read Full Working Out Tips Article
You can also find 10 minute workouts at that will kick your butt! There is also a 10 Pound Cut Down program that will have you losing 10 lbs in 30 days working out less than an hour a week!
18 – Abs Just like every muscle group, abs need rest to rebuild. This means that you shouldn’t do ab exercises every day!
19 – Junk Food Pushers Many people feel better eating junk food if they are surrounded by other people who are eating it as well.  While sometimes it is just easier to pick up some donuts before a meeting, you are sabotaging yourself and the other people around you… Read Full Working Out Tips Article
20 – How to Use a Stability Ball Stability balls area a great way to strengthen your core while doing other exercises; plus, they are easier on your back when doing crunches than using the floor or an exercise mat. Picking the right size stability ball and using it correctly are very important…  Read Full Working Out Tips Article
These are just a few working out tips that will transform your workout and weight loss plan.  To get more tips, tricks and videos, just like these delivered to your inbox, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter now!

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