Exercise and Disease Management

Ever wonder what risk factors are actually connected to diseases? Well let’s take a look at obesity, physical inactivity, and low cardiovascular efficiency as they are 3 risk factors that can be avoided through exercise.⠀
-Obesity is linked to heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, stroke, and diabetes⠀
-Physical inactivity is linked to all of the above except for stroke.⠀
-Low cardiovascular efficiency is linked to heart disease, hypertension, and stroke⠀

Get Moving in 2019!

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What the heck is Metabolic Syndrome?

Have you ever heard the doctor tell you that you have metabolic syndrome or you are at risk to developing it, but you have no idea what is means? Well, you get classified as having metabolic syndrome if you meet one or more of the following criteria⠀
1. Males with body fat greater than 25% and Females with body fat greater than 32%⠀
2. a Waist circumference greater than 102CM (men) and greater than 88CM (women)⠀
3. LDL cholesterol greater than 135 mg/dl⠀
4. HDL cholesterol lower than 40 mg/dl (men) and 50 mg/dl (women)⠀
5. A blood glucose level greater than 100 mg/dl⠀
6. Blood Pressure greater than 130/85 mmHG⠀
7. Triglycerides greater than 150 mg/dl⠀

So if any of those sound like your recent trip to the doctors office, you should have been trying to take control of your health. BUT the good news is, it is NOT too late!⠀

Let me help you improve your health in 2019! LetlerFit@gmail.com

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Got Genetics?

We’ve all heard people say “oh it’s genetics” But how much does genetics actually affect us? 25-40% of what happens to us is not in our control. What we can control is our behavior and our environment. Genetics determines our potential capabilities as well as what we are at risk to developing or more susceptible to. It also influences the way our physiology adapts to exercise and our physiological occurrences. ⠀

However, by no means can we use genetics as an excuse for diabetes when all you eat is processed sugar.⠀

 

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Exercise is NOT One Size Fits All

Exercise is NOT one size fits all. Yes, I have my fitness guides, but I advertise them as general guides. I preach that they do not compare to personalized fitness, but I’m also aware that not everyone cares for personalized attention. But it’s important to note that exercise is something that should be done on a personal level. Because while our bodies are the same at their roots, life, genetics, and daily activities make your needs different compared to someone else’s needs.⠀

And please, don’t fall for the fit stars who hire people who don’t know what they’re doing to be your trainer, while they sit back and collect the bucks. Or the trainers that copy and paste programs from body building.com. Or even the ones that use the same “personalized” program for everyone.⠀

Do your HOMEWORK! and know that when you train with me on a personal level online or in person, you’re getting ME and 100% customized programs based on your goals and the results of your needs analysis.

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Overtraining is REAL

Have you ever heard of overtraining? It’s very real and very shitty. It is typically caused by repetitive physical and metabolic stresses such as:⠀
-Environmental Stresses like heat⠀
-poor lifting technique⠀
-excess free radical activity and hypoxia⠀
-inefficiency at buffering byproducts⠀
-poor hydration ⠀
-poor nutrition⠀
-glycogen depletion⠀
-poor recovery⠀
-lack of sleep⠀
-high volume eccentric training⠀
-excess total volume or isolated loading⠀

The last thing you want to do is to over do it. Proper training and rest is KEY!⠀

Let me help you! LetlerFit@gmail.com⠀

Biagioli, Brian Dominick. Advanced Concepts of Personal Training. National Council on Strength and Fitness, 2012.

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Putting Movement First

When I talk about putting movement proficiency first, i mean being able to successfully execute the kinetic chain of an exercise. Did you know any of the following issues can put a damper on your movement execution:⠀
-excess or insufficient motor unit activation (typical offender for performing a movement incorrectly)⠀
-Inefficient fiber recruitment (typically leads to lost force output)⠀
-Lack of motor unit synchronicity (typically leads to a reduction in force output or speed)⠀

The good news is, this is all trainable.⠀
Want to improve your firing rate? Utilize both heavy and fast exercises to activate fast-twitch fibers⠀
Want to have better recruitment? Utilize activities that make the most of time-under-tension⠀
Want to improve synchronicity? Utilize rehearsal rills that replicate patterns and speed during specific plays or for life⠀

Let me help you move better! LetlerFit@gmail.com⠀


Biagioli, Brian Dominick. Advanced Concepts of Personal Training. National Council on Strength and Fitness, 2012.⠀

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Obesity Beyond “Looks”

Obesity leads to ⠀
-Systemic inflammation⠀
-Insulin Resistance⠀
-Disturbances in the secretion and function of adipokines⠀

Not only does it create the aforementioned issues, but it puts you at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (when your body struggles to utilize glucose and produce insulin, and/or it’s inability to act in response to insulin production). Did you know that 90% of all diabetes cases are type 2? Did you also know that this is potentially avoidable with lifestyle modifications?⠀

Risk factors for developing diabetes include:⠀
-Certain Medication⠀
-Race⠀
-Hypertension⠀
-Stress⠀
-Age⠀
-Pregnancy⠀
-Family history (genetics) ⠀
-High Cholesterol⠀

For every 500 kcal of energy expenditure per week that comes from exercise, the risk for type 2 diabetes is reduced by 6%.⠀

Exercise also helps increase ones insulin sensitivity by improving carbohydrate metabolism and glucose tolerance from enhanced cellular uptake.

I challenge you to stop looking at obesity as someone who is “fat” and needs to lose weight to be “skinny” because that’s NOT the issue.   The issue is HEALTH.⠀

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Breaking Down Your Muscle Fibers

Every time I hear someone say an exercise targets fast or slow twitch fibers and have zero idea what they’re talking about, drives me crazy. While science is currently investigating I believe the last number I was told was 16 fiber types, the general teaching consensus is 3. Type 1, Type 2a, and type 2x. Fast and slow twitch in the science community btw is slowly starting to fade away because they realized thats not the best way of describing our muscle fibers. But for now, I put them into the blog explanation below:⠀

Your type 1 fibers are known as the slow twitch muscle fibers because they have the slowest firing rate, least amount of force production, and smallest circumference. They are however most resistant to fatigue and have the greatest aerobic efficiency of the other fibers.⠀

Your type 2a fibers are known as your fast twitch oxidative fibers because they have a fast firing rate, produce moderate force, and have a moderate circumference. As opposed to the type 1 fibers, your type 2 fibers fatigue rapidly because of the high force production and they aid in extended work at lower force output.⠀

Lastly, your type 2x fibers are known as the fast twitch glycolytic fibers and have the fastest firing rate of the 3 muscle fibers, the greatest force production, and largest circumference. They fatigue the fastest, but have the greatest creatine phosphate efficiency.⠀

Biagioli, Brian Dominick. Advanced Concepts of Personal Training. National Council on Strength and Fitness, 2012.⠀

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Stop Looking For Short Cuts

I’m smiling in the featured image, but that smile turns upside down when people ask me about sweat creams to burn fat. BLEH.⠀
People love to pair them with their waist trainers, but really they’re just as a dumb as an invention…but at least sweat creams don’t harm you…they just make you waste your money. Sweat creams, fat burning creams, whatever you want to call them they do just that..they make you sweat….but what happens when you drink water while you’re exercising and after you finish….the sweat you lost gets replenished so you lose NO WEIGHT….if you do…you may be looking at dehydration.⠀

Moral of this Blog: NO SHORTCUTS IN FITNESS…they’re probably going to harm your body or just cause you to waste your money.

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Cardio beyond “leaning out”

People do cardio ALL of the time, but not everyone realizes what is happening within when you do cardio the RIGHT way. What we know as cardio is also known as aerobic exercise. ⠀

Aerobic exercise increases the capillary density within muscle fibers and increases type 1 fiber efficiency. Aerobic exercise can also improve ones ability to buffer lactate and increases oxidative enzyme activity. ⠀

In regards to your cardiopulmonary adaptations cardio stimulates an increase in stroke volume, cardiac output, and VO2 max as well as improved cardiac conduction and metabolic efficiency. Cardio should hypertrophy the left ventricle and reduce systolic blood pressure, which reduces myocardial stress and cardiopulmonary energy sparing. ⠀
Research has also shown cardiovascular exercise to increase life span and boost immune health.⠀

Biagioli, Brian D.Advanced Concepts of Strength & Fitness; Conditioning. National Council on Strength & Fitness, 2015.⠀

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