Saturday, June 5, 2010

Collected Fitness Wisdom #21

Personal trainers and other fitness pretenders who promote the idea of toning muscles through the use of low-weight/high-repetition training have little – if any – understanding of basic physiology. With muscles only two things can happen – they get bigger and stronger or the get smaller and weaker. That’s it. Diet, exercise and genetics are responsible for what your muscles look like.

~Sal Marinello

Fitness isn't just how much you exercise. Fitness comes from consistently making healthy choices and integrating those healthy choices into your life every day: getting regular exercise, eating well, getting the proper amount of sleep, and choosing activities that increase flexibility, coordination, endurance, and strength. Fitness is an ongoing, lifetime process—there are no shortcuts.

~Susan Kalish

Stop kidding yourself. Your workout routine is a joke. You’ve been sleep-walking from machine to machine at your health club for years with little or nothing to show for your investment. Or worse yet, you’ve cooked up a million excuses as to why you can’t work out. Your back is stiff, you’re too busy, and you’re too old—Come on now, are we that pathetic?

~Michael Rutherford

Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed. The mind and body work together. Your body needs to be a good support system for the mind and spirit. If you take good care of it, your body can take you wherever you want to go, with the power and strength and energy and vitality you will need to get there.

~Jim Rohn

Watermelon has one of the highest measured GI's of all foods (much higher than even cake and ice cream). However, a normal serving of cake and ice cream may give you a whopping 700 or 800 calories, whereas a typical serving of watermelon may give you 50 or 60 calories max!

Trust me... watermelon isn't making anyone fat!

The lesson... GI is almost useless when you're not considering "Glycemic Load", which also factors in the quantity of carbohydrates ingested in a typical serving.

~Mike Geary


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