Monday, March 25, 2019

Remember this...

When you feel that you are low on motivation or are simply in a bad mood, remember this…

Music has the power to redirect your focus in a positive fashion…away from negative thoughts.

Music has the power to activate your motivation and put a smile on your face in the process!

Did You Know?

Did you know that the use of weight lifting belts for healthy adults, engaging in moderately intense exercise programs is not recommended; this is because weight belts have the potential to increase an individual's heart rate and systolic blood pressure.

Additionally, weight belts often give people a false sense of security, and the misconception they can lift more weight, and this can result in over working muscles and injury...which decreases motivation, hindering goal attainment. In essence, the utilization of weight belts is quite often counterproductive to the task-at-hand.

The alternative to weight belts is about utilizing appropriate exercise technique and especially proper activation of your core muscles, which are essentially your body's natural weight lifting belt!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Book Recommendation

“Doing What Must Be Done,” by Chad Hymas

This book is very inspirational and motivational…consider it a “must read.”

I strongly recommend this book, as it is a great example of the resiliency of our motivational spirit, which I talk about in my book.

Remember books provide information and insight, which leads to wisdom!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What is pattern overload?

The simple answer is, pattern overload is consistently repeating the same pattern of motion, for example baseball pitching or cycling. With time, such repetitive activities place excessive stress on the body. Gym members who train with the same routines repetitively are engaging in pattern overload.

Also, pattern overload is not always related to exercise, as there are many occupations that involve repetitive patterns of motion, throughout an eight- hour work day. Individuals who engage in lifting and loading of heavy boxes/packages, or even sitting for long periods of time are especially susceptible to the stressful effect of pattern overload.

Very often we cannot avoid pattern overload…so what can we do to limit the it’s negative impact, as much as possible?

The answer is flexibility training! It is an essential component to all fitness training programs as well as improving the daily functioning of our bodies.

Pattern overload leads to dysfunctions in connective tissue, thus facilitating an injury cycle, which includes inflammation; this can cause micro muscle spasms, decreasing normal elasticity of muscle tissue, resulting in limited functioning and varying degrees of pain.

Flexibility training will:

1)      Correct muscle imbalances
2)      Relieve joint stress
3)      Maintain normal functional length of all muscles
4)      Decrease excessive muscle tension
5)      Improve overall muscle synergistic function