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Tips on losing belly fat and getting hot abs

Tips on losing belly fat and getting hot abs

Health
There’s no doubt about it, having a flat, sexy stomach or rock-hard abs is sexy. The abdominal muscles are also the first to get out of shape with age, through an unhealthy diet, and lack of exercise. Some may not mind having love handles, a pot belly, or a few spare tires around the middle, but most would prefer to have firm abs and burn belly fat away. Here are a few facts and myths when it comes to creating really hot abs and melting stomach fat: There are a lot of foods on the market that purport to be healthy, nonfat, high protein, and so forth. The truth is that many of these foods are just junk foods in disguise. Some companies have a huge advertising budget and they can get the public to believe that their food or product is the only thing that will help them to lose weig...
How to become a certified personal trainer

How to become a certified personal trainer

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There are several paths you can take to become a Personal Fitness Trainer. The first is to seek a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or a related field and, depending on your goals, then pursue a Master's Degree. Personal Trainer Certificate Programs But the quickest, and least expensive, path to becoming a trainer is to earn a Florida personal training certification from one or many of the organizations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA was the first organization to offer accreditation in the fitness industry as a way to ensure the public's health, safety and welfare. It also assures you, as a trainer, that your certification will be nationally recognized by most gyms and fitness centers. The 7 NCCA Accre...
Tips to playing great golf and fitness

Tips to playing great golf and fitness

Sports
Lots of athletes have made the visit to the nearest sporting goods store in search of the latest product promising improved performance in incredible fashion. Even though watching Camilo Villegas play a round of golf is all the proof anyone should need, a recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research has shown the actual answer to better golf performance is a dedication to improved strength, flexibility, and balance. The study researched three areas of golfer fitness: strength, flexibility, and balance. It also divided golfers into three proficiency levels, using the handicap (HCP) index: Zero or less HCP; 1-9 HCP; and 10-20 HCP. Researchers found that the best golfers had greater levels of strength, flexibility, and balance compared to the other two proficiency ...
Ashtanga yoga book, personal trainer for fitness goals

Ashtanga yoga book, personal trainer for fitness goals

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An Ashtanga yoga book or personal trainer is considered when weight gain seems unavoidable or when climbing stairs causes shortness of breath and bending over is distressful. Once the gym membership is ignored and physical activity is painful, personal training is a must. Consider an Ashtanga hot yoga trainer before signing on to the usual training session in the gym or home. Ashtanga Yoga According to Ashtanga yoga book, it is a set pattern or sequence of poses which are repeated, modified, and deepened with progress from level 1-(primary) to level 3 (advanced, A, B, C, D). It is an intense sweaty exercise based on breath synchronization with movement. The practice improves mind, circulation, and body. Ashatanga yoga book has the benefit for the solo practitioner of repetition of po...
Mind-body fitness alternatives and demystified

Mind-body fitness alternatives and demystified

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Hey fitness fanatics: Do you watch TV while running on the treadmill? Do you make small talk while lifting weights? Do you blast house music and hip-hop while spinning? The fitness community in the typical American gym is fun, diverse, and active, but the whole "mind-body" exercise phenomenon that is creeping onto the scene is bewildering to some. What's the difference between a yoga class and an aerobics class? How will Pilates give me a better strength-training workout than weightlifting? What on earth is Tai Chi all about? Perhaps you've let your mind drift off to somewhere else while working out and oops, there goes a ligament. Maybe, more than a few times, you've told yourself to "feel the burn" or "tough it out." Perchance there is an ideal "you" floating around in your head t...
Spring is a Time for Fresh Starts and Renewal of Life

Spring is a Time for Fresh Starts and Renewal of Life

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The changing of the seasons, particularly spring, signifies a new beginning, fresh start or a renewal of life. Plants begin to bud, snow gives way to flowing streams, baby greens begin to bloom, hibernating wildlife awakens to the beginning of a fresh new year. It’s the perfect time to begin a self-revitalization program. With spring comes a fresh perspective, renewed energy, all of which can be channeled into a fitness program aimed at lifestyle alterations. For most beginning or altering lifestyle habits requires a starting point, something of significance to latch on to. Spring is that starting point with all its reference to newness, freshness and beginnings. Your fitness regimen should include a clear plan for implementation, progressions and maintenance. Whether it’s the he...