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Personal Trainer Health Website Recommendation

As a Fitness Trainer, I am always looking for resources that provide valuable and accurate information on diet and health. One such website is:

www.FrankComstockmd.com

Dr. Comstock is a physician board certified in emergency medicine as well as antiaging medicine. He worked for over twenty-five years in emergency medicine, and for the past ten years has practiced antiaging medicine at Lifestyle Spectrum in Tucson, Arizona.

His website promotes better health through lifestyle changes. Dr. Comstock’s blog posts include important topics such as: “Anti-Aging Exercise”, “Fat Burning Metabolism: FAQs”, “14 Reasons You Should Eat More Fat” and “Why You Shouldn’t Count Calories To Lose Fat”.

Check it out and bookmark the blog page! Better yet – apply Dr. Comstock’s exercise and diet tips. Knowledge is useless without action.

Sharon of Sharon’s Personal Training

Female Fitness Trainer of Tucson

 

Personal Trainer Tip: Build Muscle and Lose Fat Through Weight Training

Lose weight and that pesky belly fat through weight training. Here’s how. Perform supersets of lower body and upper body exercises with a short rest period of only 30 seconds. Here is a sample workout.

Perform Squats and go right into an Overhead Press. Rest 30 seconds. Repeat two more times.

Slow Step Ups with an Upright Row.

Superset Planks with Reverse Sit Ups

Superset Biceps Curls with Triceps Pulldowns

Start with 3 sets each, 30 seconds rest between each superset, use a weight in which you could perform 10 to 15 reps.

If you’re already in good condition, increase the loads to accommodate a rep range of 8 to 10, and perform 4 sets.

This is a great way to build muscle and lose fat at the same time. And an added bonus, if you do it at the correct intensity; it will be a cardio workout as well!

Sharon of Sharon’s Personal Training

Female Fitness Trainer of Tucson

Weight Loss Tip of the Day

If you have reached a plateau with your weight-loss or muscle building goals, try this. Instead of working out once a day for a long duration, break that down into two short workouts. For example, do a 30 minute workout in the morning and a 30 minute workout in the evening. Currently, I perform a high-intensity, 30 minute weightlifting workout in the morning; and in the evening I do 30 minutes of sprint intervals.

Changing your routine in such a manner as this should successfully break your plateau.

Sharon Powell

Personal Trainer of Tucson

Fitness Trainer Tip of the Day: Stop Counting Calories!

All calories are not created equal. Counting calories is ineffective because different foods metabolize differently in the body. Some food sets your body up for fat storage regardless of the amount of calories consumed. Click on the link below to learn nine simple rules for easy fat loss.

The Calorie Lie: Nine Simple Rules For Fat Loss

How To Lose Belly Fat? Part One

The number one question I get as a Personal Trainer is, “how do I lose belly fat?”. And thanks to many infomercials, it is portrayed as easy to attain and is a marker of health and success. Our society is obsessed with being skinny;  skinny is sexy – thin is healthy. But is it really? What is the truth about fat?

“Why do we even need fat cells? The flippant answer is that without them, girls would look like boys. The evolutionary answer is that fat cells are repositories of energy and are necessary for survival of the species, especially in times of famine. Fat cells are protective; they provide cushioning of vital organs. In addition, specialized fat cells provide heat after you’re born, to keep you from succumbing to the elements. Fat cells are not just storage devices. They are active participants in, and are necessary for, your metabolic health.” Excerpt from “Fat Chance” by Dr. Robert Lustig.

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Fat cells have a purpose. Unless you are an elite athlete or professional bodybuilder (actively competing), it is actually unhealthy to have extremely low body fat percentage. There are two kinds of fat in the human body; subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat is the fat just below the skin. It’s the fat you can pinch. Visceral fat is internal around and in your organs. It’s the visceral fat that is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Visceral fat is the one that you want to lose. Research shows that individuals with some subcutaneous fat are healthier and live longer.

Watch for future blogs on the facts about fat and the elusive question – how do I get flat abs?

Sharon Powell

Female Fitness Trainer

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