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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Exercise and Injury

If you’re new to exercise, I always say better too little than too much to start. As starting with too much leaves new exercisers more prone to muscle strains, muscle tears, and/or bone fractures.⠀

And if you’ve been exercising for quite some time and find yourself constantly with aches and pains resulting from your exercise. The problem is YOUR TRAINING….it’s poorly programmed…sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But you are not a badass for getting hurt all of the time and pushing through it.

Are you ready to move better and stop getting injured? DM me now!⠀

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Aerobic Exercise and Atherosclerosis

Did you know that by lowering blood pressure (exercise can lower your BP by 6-7 mmHG) and by reducing circulating LDL cholesterol via aerobic exercise you reduce your risk of developing atherosclerosis?Atherosclerosis when combined with hypertension increases your risk of developing coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.⠀

Aerobic exercise helps the liver to produce for HDL (high density lipoproteins), which then translates to being able to pick up circulating LDL for transport to the liver so that it can be metabolized instead of sticking to your arteries.⠀

If you have limitations that keep you from high intensity activity, the good news is you can achieve the same benefits related to HDL productions with moderate intensity (will take a little longer though) as long as you expend 1200-1600 calories per week in total energy expenditure.⠀

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Fitness Fads Driving Me Crazy

Right now if you ask me, Keto and high protein/low carb diet are on my list as number one most annoying trend about my industry, but coming into a close second might just be waist trainers…if you maybe want to tie my hatred for waist trainers with keto, wear it while you exercise.⠀

If your trainer lets you workout with one or recommends you get one…RUN, GET YOUR MONEY BACK, AND DON’T LOOK BACK. THEYRE DUMB. #SorryNotSorry I truly blame marketers for this bullshit, but shame on you if you’re a trainer and let your clients bring harm to themselves. As a trainer you should do your research, and I mean beyond google.⠀

Reasons Why Waist Trainers are DUMB AF:⠀
1. They just relocate your organs and squeeze them together⠀
2. They mess with your breathing by pressing too tightly on your rib cage⠀
3. That “skinny” feeling when you take it off, goes away after you drink water because the change isn’t real.⠀
4. Have you ever thought to yourself your waist is shrinking because you’re choosing to eat right AND exercise? (Hint Hint)⠀
5. If you are working out with them you are basically screwing up your posture by making those muscles weaker! The waist trainer takes the job of the stabilizers by turning those muscles off. YOU WANT TO STRENGTHEN THOSE MUSCLES NOT WEAKEN THEM⠀
6. Your brain is smarter than you and you unknowingly alters the kinetic chain of an exercise to adjust for the lack of range of motion⠀
7. Did I mention they mess with your organs?⠀
8. If you lose weight, while only doing that and not changing anything else…more the likely it’s due to increased sweat which can lead to dehydration⠀
9. They don’t make you lose fat⠀
10. THEY’RE DUMB⠀

Should I keep going? If you have one burn it. Just eat right and exercise correctly. There are no short cuts in this lifestyle…if it seems to good to be true it probably is…

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Fitness Terms Commonly Misused

Let’s define some words that I see getting misused far too often:⠀
Coordination: Being able to harmoniously perform a movement or how well your body parts interact in order to accomplish a movement.⠀
Speed: Ability to move the body OVER A DISTANCE in a given time⠀
Agility: Your ability to change directions quickly or generate a rapid movement⠀
Balance: How well you disrupt the forces that can disrupt stability⠀

This is important because i see people confuse speed with agility or agility with coordination all of the time. Even other personal trainers. When we understand what words mean we can then gain better understanding of the exercises and their purpose

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Aerobic Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease

Aerobic Exercise reduces your risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease by⠀
-Reducing Body Fat
-Lowering Blood Pressure⠀
-Improving your Blood Lipid Profile⠀
-Lowering the risk for myocardial ischemia⠀
-Lowering Risk for Blood Clotting⠀

So even though you might see me joking about how much I hate cardio and try to avoid it on instagram (@letler), it really is important for our health!

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