Sunday, April 10, 2011

Collected Fitness Wisdom #33

If you continue to search for the magical quick fix in lieu of those beneficial long term habits, you WILL fail to change. If you continue to resist even attempting the habits that allow for optimal health, then your stubbornness will halt all progress toward any sort of beneficial health change.

~Kim Ball

This switch from pointing all of the blame at fat, to now pointing all of the blame at carbohydrates is happening all over the place. In my mind people need to stop pointing their finger at carbohydrates in general, and definitely stop lumping in real food sources with sugar and refined flour. They are not one and the same. A Puegot and a Maserati are both cars, but no one would classify them as equal.

~Brian St. Pierre, CSCS, CISSN

On High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)...

If you can successfully interval train for more than 20 minutes and you are not an Olympic athlete, I’d politely suggest you take a look at your method.

~Dr. Kareem F. Samhouri, CSCS

Overall, strength training can boost your metabolism, but it has to be more challenging than activities you do every day. You can’t expect 3lb dumbbells to make much difference to your metabolic rate if your children (that you carry around) weigh more, or your grocery bags are heavier. Your body needs to remember that strength training requires "strength" so you have to load your exercises accordingly. Otherwise your body won’t get the challenge it needs to build muscle, lose fat and look better in your clothes – and that’s what we’re all looking for, right?

~Cassandra Forsythe-Pribanic, PhD, RD, CSCS


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