Posts by madcap

Benefits of Online Personal Training

I wanted to highlight some of the benefits of online training: 24/7 access to your personalized website Programs designed based upon equipment you have available Programs can also be designed using no equipment Customized workout routine Workout log New workouts every 4-6 weeks depending on needs and progress Video demos of all the exercises that…

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Announcing…Online Training

I am excited to announce that within the next couple of weeks, I will start offering Online Training though my website.  There will be 3 different membership options to fit your needs and budget. I will be able to provide you with customized workouts based upon your level of fitness and what equipment you have…

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Exercise at the park

Your local park can be a great place to add some variety to your regular workout.  Some parks have exercise stations set up at intervals, usually in a loop, where between running/jogging or walking, you would stop and perform an exercise.  Each station will give you the name of the exercise, brief description on how…

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Exercising while out of town

You’re going out of town, and think you are going to have to miss out on your workout routine.  That does not have to be the case. When looking for a hotel, check out if they have a fitness center.  More and more hotels are adding that as an amenity.  They may also have a…

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Calories burned through daily activities

Most of us do not consider daily activities when thinking about calories burned during the day. For example, I spent 2 hours this morning cutting trees, raking up leaves, etc in the yard and according to a calculator which I can enter my weight, it calculated that I burned approximately 778 calories.  Of course this…

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Excuses for not eating breakfast

No time Not Hungry Don’t like breakfast Want to lose weight I’m sure you have used at least one of these in the past and I’m sure you have also heard over and over that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  This is very true.  Your body just slept for about 8…

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1 Repetition Max

Last week I was discussing the 1 rep max.  I want to provide additional information as to calculating this. Please perform this test with a certified personal trainer or at least use a spotter. One Repetition Maximum is the weight you can perform an exercise with one time. Using a calculator is usually the best…

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Losing weight at work

Most people work an 8 hour day, which typically has 2 fifteen minute breaks and 1 one hour lunch.  What we do with this time can greatly affect how successful we are in meeting our fitness goals. How far do you live from your job?  Are you within walking or biking distance? Most people may…

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Tracking your cardio workouts

In order to continue to make progress and improvements, it is important to track your workouts. There are many great training assistants on the market to track your biking, walking, hiking, running, etc.  I use a Garmin Forerunner 301. It is an old model, but still records the information I want to capture.  The device…

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Sets and Reps

Determining the correct number of sets and reps to be completed during a routine will depend on your training goals. First let’s review what sets and reps are.  Reps are the number of times a movement of an exercise is completed. Sets are a group of repetitions that are performed consecutively. The following is a…

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