Tuesday, March 31, 2009

North Vancouver Personal Trainer Gives You 2 Exercise and Diet Tips to Live By

If you want to get lean and stay lean for life, these 2 exercise and diet tips below ultimately sum up what all of us need to do to accomplish this.

Keep it simple because… simple works!


1. Invest in a Whole Body Workout
This means doing a five-exercise circuit (designed to work your upper body, lower body, and core) at least three times per week with a day of rest between workouts. A good whole body circuit that I like to use in my North Vancouver Boot Camp is alternate between 50 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for each a double-leg (e.g. squat), push (e.g. push-up), single-leg (e.g. lunge), pull (e.g. row), and core (e.g. plank) exercise. Perform up to 4 rounds without rest for a killer 20-minute total body workout.
Check out this post for a great whole body workout that you can do at home: http://tyronpiteau.blogspot.com/2009/03/for-bride-to-be-bridal-fitness-workout.html

2. Harness the Power of Intervals
Interval training is scientifically proven to burn more body fat than ordinary exercise and elevates metabolism for up to 36 hours following your workout (researchers stopped measuring at that time so essentially it could be longer). Perform cardio intervals on non-strength training days three times per week. Selecting your cardio exercise of choice, alternate between 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest and repeat this 30 second interval eight times for four total minutes followed by a one-minute rest. Repeat for up to 20 total minutes. This routine works best on a stationary bike or for body weight cardio exercise that you can do at home like running in place, jumping jacks or burpees (a favourite of clients).


1. Eat Early and Often
Eat immediately upon waking and then every two to four hours to put yourself in fat burning and muscle feeding mode. By continuously fueling your furnace, and eating some protein (meat, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts, etc.) at every feeding, you’ll also keep your metabolism revved up throughout the day and prevent overeating.

2. Think Fiber First When Consuming Carbs
Eat an unlimited amount of fibrous, cruciferous green veggies to fill your belly both during and between meals. For optimal fat-burning, try to limit other carbohydrate consumption (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta) to within 1-3 hours post-workout when your body best tolerates starches and sugars.

Live by these 2 training and nutrition rules CONSISTENTLY and you will have a body that'll please you. Remember: it doesn't have to be hard so keep it simple.

Resurrect your body back to life!


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