Archive for January, 2010

You need variety!

January 31, 2010

The Lifestyles Fitness Center has been doing some remodeling this week. Over the past few weeks we’ve been painting, received all new treadmills, and last week we installed new carpeting. Rather than close the center, we kept the center open and let our members know that some of the equipment would not be available. We […]

Posted in Goals, Intensity No Comments »

How to select a heart rate monitor

January 24, 2010

You’re ready to take your training to a new level and buy a heart rate monitor. So, what should you look for in your new training partner? A basic bare bones heart rate monitor will cost you about $50 and will do just as the name suggests. It will monitor your heart rate. For the […]

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Cycling, Equipment reviews, Running, Triathlon No Comments »

The magic of chocolate milk

January 17, 2010

I came across a 2007 study from McMaster University in Canada regarding milk and fat loss. In the study, they recruited 56 males aged 18-30 and put them through a 5 day a week weighlifting program. Following the workout sessions, they gave the participants one of three drinks: Two cups of skim milk A soy […]

Posted in Nutrition, Weight loss No Comments »

Challenge your core with the Mountain Climber

January 10, 2010

My latest video highlights a great exercise that you probably remember from your high school days.  At the time, you probably thought it was torture.  But it was really a great cardio and functional strength building exercise.  Click here to see a video of the Mountain Climber!

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Bodyweight exercises, Cardio, Core exercises, Video No Comments »