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Archive | Working out smart

24 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Are you a Cardioholic – Part 3 – The Very Real Health Risks

In the first part of this three part article, I introduced the concept that too much of a good thing like exercise is not always a good thing.  In part 2, I outlined the signs of the addiction associated with the “runner’s high” – much like a high associated with a drug.  In case you […]

05 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Are you a Cardioholic?

Your friend says:  “I am addicted to cardio” – and you think Wow, that is a good thing to be addicted to, as you think of Belgium chocolate as the something you would normally associate with “addiction” – or worse, alcohol or drugs! First let’s look at the definition of addiction.                          Addiction is doing something […]

16 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The 15-Minute Workout Routine – Part 1

Short on time? Don’t miss your workout, ladies. Take these suggestions for a 15 minute workout.

19 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Women and Personal Trainers – Part 1

Last week, my guest spot topic on Carl Lenore’s Super Human Radio Show was about Women and Personal trainers.  (The link to the show is posted at the end of this blog post.)  The topic is so broad and deep, and on the show we covered a small part, so I have this pent up need […]

25 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Variety is the Spice that Keeps the Motivation

I don’t know about you – but I have been working out with weights for a lo-o-o-o-ng time.   I really notice it when the workout routine comes around to the start of the cycle and I think “man I just did legs….  or so it seems”.   Does no-one else get that feeling?  Is it just mydays […]

21 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Stretching for Boomers

In a recent Tweet I said June would be the month to focus on stretching tips.  Well we are still in June, so this is just in time.   Summer is the time we think about getting to the beach or the BBQ or the County Fair – so we want to work out and get […]

17 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

The Power of Slow

I like the quote from jacket: ”The Slow philosophy is about giving each task the time and focus that it deserves so that you do it better and enjoy it more.” It got me thinking about the power of slow in relation to training/working out.   And as in previous blog entries, I aim my comments […]

04 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Train with your Brain

Sipping my electrolyte infused water between exercises, I glanced around the gym.  Couldn’t help but notice the woman on the adductor machine – staring into space as she rapidly worked her inner thighs – or at least intended to.  However, her mind was definitely elsewhere, likely anywhere but in the gym.  Then there was the guy doing lat […]