10 tips for goal setting for 2017
It’s that time of the year again to start with a clean slate. We all have different hopes and aspirations for the new year. Many of these in the form of resolutions. We all have made them in the past. Some of us with a better success rate than others. Some of the most popular are: getting in shape, making more money and spending more time with family. It’s great to have a goal, but why do so many fail when it comes to resolutions? When setting goals the real question to ask oneself is “why”? What are the real motivating factors? Are you getting in shape because you are at risk for a heart attack? Are you saving money to buy your first home?
Many that fail already have the excuses preloaded in their mind and as soon as things become a bit challenging. The word “but” becomes more prominent than the word “why”. We’ve all heard “I want to work out but I don’t have enough time.” This is the type of statement from the person who told everyone about their goal but did not have a real plan on how to obtain it. There are 10 basic tips that one should write down when setting a goal. If you draw out a plan and have a checklist to keep you accountable you drastically improve your odds. Benjamin Franklin said it best “If you fail to plan, plan to fail”
Here are some great articles and tips on goal setting and staying on track. Click on the link below for more information.
Good luck in all your endeavors this year and Have a Happy and Healthy 2016!
5 Tips for buying fitness equipment online
If you’re considering buying fitness equipment online for home or for your commercial setting, make sure to exercise good judgment and common sense when evaluating advertising claims and the company that is providing these products.
Get the total cost of the product before you buy. Total cost includes sales tax, shipping and handling, and potential financing fees. Make sure to get the details on warranties, and return policies. The company should have a policy page where you can easily access this information. Check out the company’s customer service and support as well, in case you need replacement parts down the road.
Read Reviews It is extremely important to know who you are dealing with online. Seek out reviews for the company you are dealing with and use good judgement.
12 signs that you're over training
Anyone who has been a competitive athlete or has a competitive mindset has been here before. The problem is by the time you realize it, your too late. Some may think, to improve results, just train harder right? Not necessarily the case. At what point does your training become counter productive? Repetitive program over training suggests that repetition of the same movement such as weight lifting, swinging a golf club or a bat can cause performance plateau or injury due to an adaption of the central nervous system.
Another example of over training is chronic overwork type training with high intensity or high volume and not giving the body adequate time for recovery. There is a fine line between pushing your body to it's maximum potential and over training without sufficient recovery time. Over training can lead to other negative side effects such as depression, insomnia and personality changes. Here are some signs that you or your client may be pushing it a bit to hard and you may want to make some adjustments in order to break through training plateaus.
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12 Signs you're over training
The demographic of the personal training client is shifting.
Trainers who have a clear understanding of the senior client, their needs and limitations, are able to safely implement programming through age-appropriate exercises tailored for the clients capabilities. Outside of the senior clients needs, goals and current physical condition there are additional risk factors to take into account. Some risks for the trainer to consider are: arthritis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, back pain, osteoporosis, motor control and hearing/sight deficits.