Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Most people know that what you eat, and how often you eat it, will determine your physical appearance. But, what is really pushing me to write about this is, no matter how often I discuss this with my clients...they still decide to not eat and drink the right foods and beverages. So stop complaining about why you don't lose weight or have a 6-pack! If you truly wanted change, you would change.
I have had this and many other conversations about food with all my clients on numerous occassions. I know we all want to be physically fit, and there is no easy way to a great looking body. Only thru hardwork and a great diet, will this be acheived. Yes, there are alot of claims about a pill or a specific at home work-out/dvd that will help you get ripped in minutes a day. The TRUTH is hardwork and discipline will return the results you crave.
Let's get back to the Nutrition part of this post, food (your diet) will give you the greatest amount of results in the least amount of time. Take a look back at the Subway spokesman Jared. He walked a half hour to work, at lunch he would have a 6 inch sub with a bag of baked potato chips and a drink, then walked home at the end of the shift. It's just that simple! Control your calories consumed and you can create changes very quickly. You must burn more calories per day, than you consume.
I usually ask all my clients for a food list for a whole week. This consists of writing down everything you consume (food and drinks), including the time. So, if you eat at 7am, I don't want them to write the word Breakfast, I just want times. This helps me track the amount of time they haven't had a meal. Which shows why they are not losing the fat they want. Because to long of a break in between meals means they're slowing down their metabolism. A slow metabolism leads to loss of muscle and the retention of fat.
There is no reason a 13 year old client should hand me a list containing Diet Coke as a drink during lunch time, Monday - Friday... Yes, this was an actual list I received! Please do not consume Diet drinks and hope that they are safe or are going to help you lose weight. Water is what we are made of and it needs to be replaced often to keep you hydrated. There is no substitute!
As far as food goes, when you go shopping at a grocery store, stay on the outside walls. They usually contain all the natural foods such as your proteins (meats, fish , poultry), dairy (milk & cheeses), fruits and vegetables. If it's canned or bottled it usually contains preservatives and should not be consumed. You get the picture right, I don't think we have to go much more detailed here.
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Take care, and Get STRONG!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
What is SPEED, and how do you get Faster?
Well let's break this down, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines SPEED:
1) prosperity in an undertaking
2) the act or state of moving swiftly
Hmmm... (Scratching my head)
If we look at the definition, it really doesn't say top end quickness or explosive first step. Isn't that what we really want to acheive in our athletes we train? I know my goal, is to make my clients the best all around athlete on the field, period! So, what are these "Speed Camps" really selling to all these parents, athletes and coaches?
They are selling a "DREAM"... Because, how can running around some cones or tapping your toes in a plastic and nylon ladder on the floor make you Faster? They DON'T!!! They make you better at running around cones and tapping your toes in a plastic and nylon ladder. Don't get me started on freakin' Parachutes and Bungee Cords, WTF!
Top End "SPEED" and an Explosive First Step is increased thru resistance exercises, such as Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans, Snatches and Plyometrics...
Mass x Acceleration = FORCE
Velocity x Force = POWER
Thru a proper weight lifting program coupled with good Coaching, we can help our Athletes develop the Strength and Power that will transfer to "on the field" SPEED and Quickness!
Not only will a proper weight lifting program make Athletes...Bigger, Stronger and Faster...it will also help them from getting injured, and if they are injured it will aide in recovery.
Who wouldn't want to become more Indestructible and Increase their playing time? No hands, well then why focus on running around cones for an hour a day?
If you are in the Southern California area, and you are VERY SERIOUS about getting your Son or Daughter the best Coaching around...call us @ 951 346-6900.
P.S. No half-ass, un-committed Athletes allowed...only the dedicated will be accepted.