for personal trainers or people who have worked with one!?
I have my first hour with a personal trainer today. I have a couple questions. I have some very pre-conceived notions so maybe someone can help me out!
1- do personal trainers only know their program, or are they open to other programs (diet and exercise)
2- will a personal trainer give the same workout to a fat woman, thin woman, inbetween woman?
3- will they give me the same workout as a man?
4- are they big advocates of weight loss supplements?
5- Any other tid bits would be great!
Just for your info…… I am 29 years old, 5’2, 125 lbs. worked out since a teenager. Fifteen pounds lighter since I have had three children. A little bit of a health nut when it comes to eating…… and very active. I have exercised in every which way since i was 17 years old…. I enjoy getting books fromt the library and gleaning info from them. I just don’t want to go there and be frustrated that this young kid who thinks he know it all… really does not. thanks!
A good personal trainer will tailor the workout to your capabilities and then increse the intensity as you become more fit. They are a very good source of nutrition information and usually recommend dietary supplements over diet supplements. They should find out what you want to do, whether it to lose weight, tone, bulk up, increase stamina or whatever and then tailor the workout to your goals.
Personal trainers love people like you who already understand and appreciate the importance and health benefits of fitness.
Anyone out there know about Usana?
Hi. I just have a quick question about this stuff.My boyfriend’s friend is an associate of Usana. The package is $120 to help with weight loss. He said that the people he’s sold it to have lost from 10 pounds to almost 100 pounds. As an average sized woman (size 11 jeans, medium tshirt, curvy body) i want to try this out, but i know that its hard for women to lose weight. For men its easier, i forget why. but yeah. If i do decide to take this product i’ll be going to the gym (im going to the gym even if i don’t get this stuff), and i’ll see what happens. but my only concern is if it doesn’t work. Many people say it works, and according to the salesperson, he said its the top of the line diet supplement right now. Please let me know what you think, and what is the best choice.
btw: here’s the website(for the United States): http://products.usana.com/en/products/us/
I am from Singapore and I have been using USANA products for a year now. USANA products are of TOP Quality.
Supplementation in current days is getting more and more important as our cells are subject to Free Radical attack every second, due to our lifestyle, the food we eat (over-processed food) and lack of exercise. Even when you exercise, there are more Free Radicals attack and your body needs to have the right nutrients to support it.
To achieve a healthy body with desired weight, you need to do some exercise as well. The product recommended could be the USANA RESET. It is full of nutrients and has a Low Glycemic index and will reduce your craving.
I do not believe in Miracles but believe that with the right supplementation and a healthy lifestyle, we will have a healthy body.
Btw, USANA is the only direct marketing company that received 5-star rating in the 4th edition Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements.
If you need more information, feel free to write to me.
the real training of a true champion?
What has happened in the era of weight training? Everyday supplement after supplement, scam after scam, steroids after steroids. Where is the natural strength of men and natural health habit. We look at these roided out men on the magazines and these drugged out woman with very harsh diets on the magazines and we want that? Please? NATURAL BODYBUILDERS back then had it all. A good physique, a healthy body inside and out, and strength, and most lived up to about 90 yrs old STILL looking good and strong. Can’t you see its all about MONEY. You don’t need 8-10 meals a day, you only need three good HEALTHY meals a day. For weight loss, you don’t need supplements and what not. You NEED TO FAST. The body is always on two states, either your eating or not eating. What happens when you don’t eat you get skinny. Now ofcourse if you fail to eat you’ll look unhealthy and sick…THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT. This is how you do it. You eat your 3 or 4 healthy meals rich in all vitamins. But you only fast 1-2 times per week.
Example. Lets say your going to fast on monday.
Monday morning you have breakfast, nice full meal.
later on you have a good rich lunch
then at dinner you have a good nice dinner.
FROM THERE lets say its 6 or 7 pm you start your fasting
you wont eat anything until the following day(tuesday) at 7pm.
Now you MUST always drink water in this fasting state. If you are just starting off and can’t handle it, you may eat fresh fruits to fight of the stomach emptiness but later on keep it very low. Have a healthy body. This works, it really does, Its a shame these so called helpers of fitness really want to reduce your money and not your belly…Good luck
nathan, fasting is not bad, its actually healthy, look it up. Do you even know whats in your whey….look up “the truth about bodybuilding supplements” on youtube…you’ll see what I am getting at. And I agree with that other comment on milk and squat rack…the basic excercises build the most out of a physique…Then after maybe about 3 to 4 years of dedication on basics, you can move up to isolation excercises…if your goal is both building a physique and strength with weights that is. Im happy your in shape, keep it up….All you need is a good breakfast of some good old fashion EGGS. Thats my protein hehe
Guys want to be huge. You can’t get huge without perfect timing of nutrients. I’m big now all natural too (I use whey protein). I used to be small, 5’8 125 pounds 2% bodyfat, I’m now 5’8 175 pounds 5%. I don’t know why you talk about fasting, that shit’s bad. I never do that and I maintain a low bodyfat by running and lifting weights.
Help on dietary supplements?!?
Im young, and i feel like i am over weight, is it a bad idea to take a dietary supplement? im 12 years old, im 140 pounds, but im 5’6″. is it deadly to take different dietary supplements at the same time? i hear of vitamins in supplements that are healthy like , •Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 helps keep your red blood cells and nerves healthy. As people grow older, some have trouble absorbing vitamin B12 naturally found in food. Instead, they can choose foods, like fortified cereals, that have this vitamin added or use a B12 supplement.
•Calcium. Calcium works with vitamin D to keep bones strong at all ages. Bone loss can lead to fractures in both older women and men. Calcium is found in milk and milk products (fat-free or low-fat is best), canned fish with soft bones, dark-green leafy vegetables like spinach, and foods with calcium added.
•Vitamin D. Some people’s bodies make enough vitamin D if they are in the sun for 10 to 15 minutes at least twice a week. But, if you are older, you may not be able to get enough vitamin D that way. Try adding vitamin D-fortified milk and milk products, vitamin D-fortified cereals, and fatty fish to your diet, and/or use a vitamin D supplement.
•Vitamin B6. This vitamin is needed to form red blood cells. It is found in potatoes, bananas, chicken breasts, and fortified cereals. Would it be bad to take different supplements that benefited me like this? or should i just take the supplement with the vitamin i would normally get least and get the rest out of food.
Lol, don’t worry about supplements, your too young for them (most bottle say 18+ on them). If you want to loose weight, then do it by eating less and exercising more. Your too young for weightlifting, since if you start too early if will screw up your hormones, but don’t be afraid to go out and run or play ball with friends, and try to eat less. Also, try to limit fast food to once a week, although once a month is best. Eating a fairly balanced diet will get you all the nutrients you need anyways, try to eat more fruits and veggies and less fatty foods like soda or candy. You shouldn’t worry too much about your diet though, but make healthier choices and know when your full, and eat when you are really hungry not just bored (I’m guilty of going through a full bag of chips when I’m bored, or watching TV, or playing online, but I usually just chew gum). Again, your too young for weightlifting, but you can always do push ups, pull ups, sit ups, and dips. I had problems with obesity at your age, and I weighted about the same, but I was shorter. Loosing weight is mostly a mental challenge, as actually going out to jog for 20 minutes or eating a salad might make you feel like crap, but you should know its good for you and try your hardest to achieve your goals.
Hope I helped =P
To Answer about 80% of the questions on here?
Here are answers to about 80% of the questions on here, they get very repetitive and people dont take the time to do a search to see if their question has been asked..so here you go………..
You cant spot reduce fat so no you cant just lose fat on your stomach, you lose it all over.
Creatine is for energy. Your body naturally produces it and is used in ATP ( your bodies energy source) The supplement will add a little water weight but will help you work out longer and harder. It does not actually make your muscles bigger
Whey protein can be found cheap at Wal-Mart ( about $13.00 for a 2 lb tun) Your body can only handle about 20-25 grams at a time. Your body does not store protein so overuse will convert into fat.
Carbs are essential to your body and brain function. Cutting carbs will put your body in Ketosis in which you will burn through protein as fuel (which is not recommended). Carbs are not bad and any diet that has you on a low carb diet will ultimately fail.
Yes you can do to much cardio. If you do cardio without resistance training you will burn muscle as well as fat, and that will slow your metabolism down. 1 lb of lean muscle will burn 50 calories a day so 10 lbs of lean muscle will burn 500 calories a day. Resistance training is important.
The Acai Berry is good for antioxidents and some nutrients, it is not a good weight loss system.
BMI=Crap, dont go by your bmi because it doesnt take into account age or muscle mass. Muscle weighs more than fat so if you went by BMI and bodybuilder with a low body fat percentage would be obses by BMI standards, dont worry about BMI
Women – 2000/day
adjust if you need to lose or gain weight.
Bodybuilding routines – go to www.bodybuilding.com and look up the routines there
Lose is L.O.S.E not loose
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Tabata workouts are the latest trend in exercise. They only take four minutes each, so even the busiest person has no excuse for not being able to fit exercise into their day. However, it is an extremely intensive form of interval training, so you may wonder after your first Tabata routine why anybody does it again. Unless you are completely exhausted and on the verge of collapsing, you have not put enough effort into the routine.
A Tabata workout involves twenty seconds of maximum effort exercise, followed by ten seconds of resting. This will then be repeated for the duration of the four minute routine, so in total there will be eight bursts of exercise. You can choose almost any form of exercise, but you should make sure it is something that you are familiar with and can put all of your effort into doing. Running is a popular choice, but you could cycle or choose many different exercises instead.
What are the advantages of doing a Tabata workout? There are many reasons why you might want to start incorporating Tabata style workouts into your normal exercise routine. The high intensity interval training burns fat in your body extremely effectively, giving you the lean, toned figure that you may have been trying to achieve for some time. If your training has reached a plateau and you do not seem to be losing any fat, then Tabata can kickstart this process for you.
It also helps to increase the level of lean muscle within your body. Muscle is denser than fat, so you may find that your weight is not changing much, even if you can see noticeable changes in your body shape. Increasing the amount of lean muscle will not only improve your strength and fitness, shortening your recovery time after any form of physical exertion, but will also lead to an increase in your basal metabolic rate. This means that your body will burn more calories than before, even when you are resting, and this will help you to lose weight faster.
It is usually recommended that you choose a form of cardio exercise for the Tabata workouts, but if you are looking to do strength training, then the same idea will also be effective. However, you need to make sure that you choose your weights carefully, or you will not achieve the maximum benefit. You will need to be able to complete eight cycles with your chosen weight, but it also has to be heavy enough to provide enough of a workout. Once you are able to complete the entire routine with relative ease, then you need to increase the weight that you are using.
If Tabata workouts are something that you are interested in, then you may want to start tracking your exercise and the changes that it results in, such as reduction in body fat, and waist/thigh circumference. Get some baseline measurements before you begin, and then save these on your phone, using an app such as Gorilla Workout. This means that you can record the changes on a regular basis and keep track of the improvements.