Every now and then, I come across a little gem of new information though it can take tremendous time digging through redundancy to find it. All the clever titles designed to pique reader interest accompanied by the ensuing time lost clicking link after link only to find the same old information has been regurgitated. I have tons of first-hand experience with this as my daily routine starts with combing the internet for fitness-related pearls of wisdom. I'm often disappointed.
The latest dupe that got me was 'Six Mini Weight-Loss Moves That Lead to Major Results' and here they are (my thoughts in parenthesis):
1. Use the buddy system (Must be a strong, reliable person!)
2. Remodel your food environment (Clean out your pantry/cupboards/refrigerator. Does not mean: Invitation to do a final food fest before embarking on another painful diet!)
3. Stand tall (Standing up straight burns more calories than slouching. Like maybe 3 per hour!)
4. Recover quickly (You ate one cookie, don't eat the ent...
It's time for a long overdue episode of Tales From The Gym. For you movie buffs, yes-I am doing a play on words from the spy thriller 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.' This came to me over the last few weeks of observation of the general gym-going public (between sets, of course...) with my newly heightened critical eye, thanks to intense studying for the CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) certification exam. While I'm no newbie to proper form while training, I am truly astounded by the lack of its use. By others, of course!
Something that is done in the name of fitness deserves to be thoroughly researched. The answers are at our fingertips and can be found within just seconds though the effort to read through and make informed decisions is probably too time-intensive for most. Geesh, that would interfere with our social media agenda and to have to use our brains to determine proper exercise methods seems like such a waste when we can simply copy what everyone else is doing, right?