Posts by Evan Zingman

Setting SMART Fitness Goals

One of the simplest steps you can take when you embark on improving your health and wellness is setting your goals. Right? Actually, creating goals should not be taken lightly. To improve your success rate with achieving your objectives, you need to create a specific roadmap. You need to set up SMART goals. They need…

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Resistance Bands

If you think you need an expensive gym membership or a room full of equipment to get a good workout, think again.  A good set of Resistance Bands can give you a great workout provided you use proper form and are following a well written routine.  A major advantage of Resistance Bands is the versatility.…

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Early New Year’s Resolution

Well, here it is the week after Thanksgiving.  Many people start to think about their New Year’s resolution at this point. At the top of most people’s list is to start exercising on Jan 1st.  How about this year putting a twist on that.  Why not start now?  This way, by the time the first…

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Reasons to add more fruits and veggies to your diet

If you are like most people, you prefer to grab a bag of chips instead of an apple or carrot.  I have a list of reasons why it is important to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. It may be hard to do this all at once, so each week, add a couple of new ones to…

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The Elusive Six-Pack- Part 3 of 3

Today, I am going to sum up the discussion on abs we have been having over the past couple of days. The reality is that for the vast majority of us, the ‘six pack’ is already there. Unfortunately for that same vast majority, our body fat levels do not allow it to be seen. Despite…

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The Elusive Six-Pack- Part 2 of 3

In my last blog we started discussing which ab muscles are involved when trying to get that “six-pack”. Today, we will touch on the infomercial machines that claim to target your abs. Please do not waste your money on those infomercial contraptions that promise ‘great abs in just minutes a day’ or ‘great abs without the effort’…

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The Elusive Six-Pack- Part 1 of 3

A common goal among exercisers is to achieve those washboard abs that the models in the fitness magazines all seem to have. Endless crunches, leg raises, side bends, sit ups, strapping into the ab machines at the gym. People continue to search for the secret to the elusive ‘six pack’, often without much success. Turn…

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Tips For Beginning Your Fitness Program

Proper preparation for a fitness program is essential in order to achieve the best results.  The following tips will not only help you when starting a new fitness program, but help you to stay consistent with it over the long term. Following is a list of general principles: Prior to beginning an exercise program, speak…

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Consuming too much sugar when fat loss is the goal

Consuming an excess of simple sugars, as well as overly processed and refined carbohydrates, is a perfect way to train your body to store and retain fat.  You may think that fat free cookie is a good choice, but if the first two ingredients are white flour and sugar, eating that cookie will result in…

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Overtraining or not getting adequate rest

Yesterday, I talked about not providing your muscles enough of a challenge in your workouts.   The other end of the spectrum is when you provide too high a volume of stimulus and challenge to the body, and do not allow it to recover.  The positive adaptations made by your body occur through the rest…

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