Fitness plateaus–guest article

From time to time, I will be posting guest articles.    The following is by Paige Johnson, a personal trainer which wrote to me some time ago, requesting a spot on my blog.  If you have hit this proverbial wall, as many of us do & have, this may help.    So you’ve committed to changing your unhealthy habits…

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Are you doing this?

“What am I doing wrong?  Will this bulge ever budge?  I’m on the treadmill/trail for almost 45 minutes 3x a week!” Or “I exercise 4x week.  Why am I not seeing results I want?” Does any of this sound familiar?  If so consider this:  Is your workout ramping up your appetite?  The answer is a…

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Let’s take the guesswork out of this..

This is a re-blog which was originally published in November of 2013.  Many of my readers found this helpful at the time.  If you are struggling with “the numbers” including the scale, this may help. Here is something you may have heard about, but never used. TRAINING HEART RATE Training heart rate is something you…

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Inventory Control

Inventory Control.  It’s a term I normally associate with retail.  However, it does speak to, as well as hold value for those of us outside this world.  But what does this have to do with health & fitness? A scale, as much as we may despise it, does have merit.  I do not advocate it…

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Focus on what you can, not what you can’t..

I’ve often wondered how people choose a form of exercise.   Are they reminiscing, wishing to recapture their glory days?  Perhaps they ran in high school.  Maybe they played college and/or pro ball.   Maybe it was 2am, and that term paper with annotated bibliography was beginning to ramble.  And those size “small” yoga pants? They have…

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True or false-the maybe of plateaus

We’ve all heard of them–even stated “I’ve hit a plateau.”  Stagnate, nothing is working.  I’m doing everything right.  Well–maybe. When someone says this, I can empathize, but not actualize.  Let me explain.  Cue in one of the rules of physics.  “For every action, there is an equal & opposite reaction.”  That doesn’t mean positive or…

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Be like…

  Chiseled cheeks, bulging pecks, core to die for.  Who doesn’t want that?  For women, a slender and small waist is what most want. Definition is on everyone’s wish list.  Many of us differ, and I would most definitely decline the newest rage; big bass.  Never desired the apple bottom–but to each her own.  Getting…

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