7 Pieces of Common Fitness Advice that are Completely Wrong

I did another one of these posts a while back, but today I wanted to bring you a different set of Fitness Myths:

  1. Fasted Cardio is Highly Effective:  Numerous studies on this matter are inconclusive on whether or not the benefits to fasted cardio outweigh the risk of glycogen depletion, light headedness, catabolism etc.  Eating the correct nutrients before your workout is what give you energy, contributes to fat loss, and makes for a more effective workout.  Fasted cardio makes you think you’re working harder but its because your rate of perceived exertion is increased due to your body running on fumes.
  2. Anyone can excel at whatever sport they want:  Actually we are all born with specific muscle fibers.  Elite sprinters probably won’t be seen winning a marathon…different fiber type composition.  Baseball pitchers probably won’t be seen winning gold as an olympic lifter.  Get your feet wet in a variety of sports and your body can tell you, which sports it was best meant to play, but not everyone is physically capable of becoming an olympian and don’t beat yourself up over it!
  3. Push through injuries:  The common walk it off mentality is AWFUL.  Sharp shooting pain is how our body signals us something is not right and unless you’re fighting in a career altering match or running in the finals at the olympics, injuries are not something you should just “walk off.”
  4. Avoid Cardio to Make Gains:  While excessive cardio is not good for the gains, we should all be doing some form of cardiovascular as the immunological, improved performance, increased recovery, and sooo many other benefits.
  5. Go 100% Every Single Day:  Our body NEEDS rest, for some it’s in the form of active rest, but it is considered rest nonetheless….if we expect our body to perform at 100 everyday there is no time for your muscles to repair and grow.  Not allowing for proper recovery also increases stress levels in our body which can lead to gut inflammation and illness.
  6. Squats Are Bad For your Knees: Bad form is bad for your knees.  Squats are an incredibly effective compound exercise, I use them often for even my elderly clients.
  7. Ab Exercises are What Give you Abs:  Did you know some people with 6 packs don’t do a single crunch, russian twist, or sit up? Shocking I know.  While those exercises may contribute to enhancing a reduced waistline brought on by clean diet…they are not necessary.  A heavy squat, properly lunge paired with a medicine ball rotation, even a bent over row are highly effective exercises for your abs.  Genetics and diet go a longer way in improving the appearance of your abdomen.

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Small Biz Saturday = Free Fit Princess Tank

Small business saturday has been my favorite day to shop on this crazy sale weekend since before I opened up my own business because I’ve always strongly believed in supporting the hustle.

In my sector of retail the SBA classifies a small business as any business who totals less than $21.5M a year, which seems like a lot, but when you compare it to the billion dollar corporations, it’s nothing.

LetlerFit is DEFINITELY a small business! To celebrate those who are supporting the hustle today, we are giving away a FREE Fit Princess tank to anyone who purchases any of my fitness guides over $19.99 with code “SUPPORTHUSTLE” at checkout.

  • Step one choose your guide (s) over $19.99
  • Step two: Add your Fit Princess to your shopping cart
  • Step three:  Enter code “SUPPORTHUSTLE” and watch how your $24.99 tank becomes free when you make the decision to step up your fitness game

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5 Amazing Apps To Help You Stay Fit

Technology coming in for the fitness journey win.  Here are 5 apps that I would recommend taking a look at.

  1. Fitness is also about mental health, which is why I recommend the Calm medication app.  It is a free app that helps you learn how to meditate.
  2. Runkeeper:  Love running? Track your runs with this free app
  3. My Water Balance:  If you suck at drinking water this app is a great tracker as it also sends periodic reminders to your phone to make sure you get your water in
  4. My Fitness Pal:  I am really tempted to do a post on how to use my fitness pal because it really is such a great tool for tracking goal progress, macronutrients, and micronutrients
  5. Seconds-Interval Timer:  Love HIIT, Tabata, Circuits, etc.?  Keep track of the intervals with this free app.

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5 Fitness Getaways that Can Help You Stay Healthy On Vacation

Vacations don’t always have to be about relaxation or fitting as many calories as you can in during vacation.  You can have vacations that are actually very active!

  • Fiji:  I went almost a year ago for our honeymoon and aside from having serious withdrawals, it was not only a destination for relaxation, but also one that kept us active!  The food was fresh, well portioned, and always healthy!  Activities like snorkeling, hiking, and kayaking kept us active.  I would definitely recommend this destination from personal experience as a fun and active vacation with a hint of relaxation.
  • St. George, Utah:  This destination is on my places to visit as the hiking scenery looks INCREDIBLE!
  • Key West, Florida:  Love kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, all things water activities…key west is the place to go!
  • Big Island, Hawaii: This destination is also on my places to visit as I do enjoy snorkeling, but more so the hiking!
  • Aspen, Colorado:  During the winter time, this destination becomes prime for snowboarding and skiing!

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.

8 Great Gifts for a Healthier Holiday

Are you like me and like to get your holiday shopping out of the way?  Have a fitness enthusiast in your life?  No idea what to give them?  I for one LOVE getting new toys to use during my workouts so maybe your friend does too!  Here are 8 different gift ideas for the health and fitness junkie in your life:

  1. Exercise Bars:  These are great because you can take them anywhere with you to workout or use them in your home to workout.  They are a decent price and come in different weight options to go best with your friends fitness level.  You can shop my favorite ones below:
  2. Battle Rope:  Have a personal trainer in your life?  Battle ropes are great because they can use them for themselves or even their clients.  Easy to store because you can use it indoor or outdoor as long as you have the hook to secure it with.  Click below to shop!
  3. Medicine Balls are another great gift for the fitness junkie in your life because like the bars they can be taken anywhere and are incredibly versatile and easy to store!  They also come in a variety of weights to fit their fitness levels.  Shop Below:
  4. Plyometric Box Jump Set:  What fitness junkie doesn’t love a good plyo session and this box set is a great piece of equipment that comes with 3 different box heights.  They can use them for step ups, jumps, switches, etc.  This is the pricier gift of the list, so definitely for that extra special fitness junkie.
  5. Kettle bells:  Like the medicine balls and exercise bars kettle bells are versatile, easy to store, and come in varied weights.
  6. Does your fitness friend love weightlifting and learning?  The Squat Bible is a great read and gift!
  7. Does your fit friend LOVE their green tea AND giraffes like me?  How adorable is this giraffe mug set?
  8. You weren’t feeling that mug?  here’s another giraffe mug that is absolutely adorable and great for the green tea or coffee lover.  sweet and simple!

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4 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated To Workout

Working out is hard!  Feeling sore, sweaty, and smelly is not in the least bit glamorous.  At the end of the day a workout is typically 60 minutes or less out of your 24 hour day, so there’s really no reason you can’t set aside 3-5x a week where you make yourself and your goals a priority.  Here are 4 ways that I stay motivated, ways that work for ME and hopefully can work for YOU!

  1. I do what I like.  For example I HATE running, I HATE low intensity steady state cardio, I am not a major fan of yoga for myself.  Keep in mind I am not saying none of those have their benefits, because they do.  I just hate doing them for myself so instead I stick to what I love, weight training, interval training, and circuits.  You are more inclined to make what you enjoy a priority.
  2. This next method is a little vane, but it works in the short term. I buy an article of clothing that wearing it would require me to stay consistent in order to make the clothes/outfit look better.  It’s a great tactic to get me through those short term bouts of feeling lazy.  But you do need to hang it somewhere you will be constantly reminded.
  3. I don’t just set weight goals.  Sometimes the scale is not an accurate results provider, so instead I’ll make a goal like “I want to get my waist down to 27in” or “I want to gain 2in on my glutes” or less vane goals like “I want to get my squat back up to double body weight” “I want to be able to hit _____ rounds in this circuit”  This way we aren’t just fixated on the number
  4. Lastly, I am very much motivated by the fact that I am one of the first in my family to really make health and fitness a consistent part of their lifestyle.  I want to continue to do so because many before me let themselves go for a bit and are now scrambling to get it together.  I want to physically set the example for what a consistent health and fitness lifestyle during your 20s, 30s, 40s, and so on will do for you as you age.

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5 Unusual Places You Can Go To Get An Amazing Workout

The gym is not the only place where you can go to get your days workout in!  You can go to…

  1. The Park:  The benches and fences make some great make shift equipment
  2. Living Room:  Grab some dumbbells and/or resistance bands and get going!
  3. Backyard:  Great for a quick body weight workout!  Do you have heavy planters?  Throw them up for some overhead squats.
  4. Bleachers/Stairs:  They can turn into a real life stair master….and just like the stair master it can get real very quickly!
  5. The beach:  Walking, let alone running in the sand can be a major workout!  Even swimming in the ocean.

Would love to know the most interesting places you all have worked out at!

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the best fitness programs available to get your body in gear.