Archive for June, 2013

Improving Your Body Image

June 17, 2013

As we get closer and closer to the summer months, more people want to start improving their body image.  Shorts, skirts and tank tops leave little option for covering any ‘flaws’ and many begin setting goals for how they’d like to change their body.

This article was posted a week ago and I was interested to see the response.  Many supported the article and others were very offended.

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I read it and although I agree with some aspects, it does not account for genetic factors and individual differences. It is definitely true that some people have it a lot easier than others. They were born with better genetics, stronger metabolism, less fat cells etc.

Before setting any type of weight loss goal, it’s very important for you to examine your genetics and to understand that fat loss is dependent on your genetic breakdown. 

Many researchers believe that approximately 50% of fatness is genetically determined.   Read more on Improving Your Body Image…

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Run Faster With Track Workouts

June 10, 2013

Sue Vorenberg recently wrote an article on all the fun runs we can look forward to all summer long in ClarkCounty.

And although most participants are just happy to get to the finish line of these events, but there is a number of people that really want to run faster!

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Getting Rid of Stomach Fat

June 3, 2013

SONY DSCSummer is on the way and so, understandably, we get lots of questions from clients wanting to know the best exercise to get rid of stomach fat so they can look their best in their bathing suit.  Unfortunately, and clients never want to hear thisthere is not one specific exercise that will help you get rid of abdominal fat.

You see, this type of localized fat reduction is not possible.  In fact, infomercials or advertisements promising localized fat reduction infuriate fitness professionals who know what is being promised is impossible.  You see, what happens during say, an abdominal crunch, is that as soon as you start crunching, your muscles cry out for energy to perform the movement.  But there is no direct line from the abdominal muscle cells to the abdominal fat cells surrounding them.  So your liver sends some energy, in the form of sugar or fat, to the abdominal muscles.  But that fat could have been sent from your arm, butt or back.  When fat is mobilized from a particular area, it is first sent to the liver to be routed towards its final destination for usage.

So doing abdominal crunches does not mean you are burning stomach fat.  If your abdominal fat is Read more on Getting Rid of Stomach Fat…

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