SET COMPATIBLE GOALS—Conflicting values may sabotage your success.

You want to run a marathon, but also build more strength in the weight room. You’d like to spend more time with your partner and land that traveling consultant job. Setting more than one goal is usually a good thing. But if they don’t sync up, they can get in the way of your happiness (and lead to an action crisis). “Conflicting goals can make you feel like you’re not making progress, because every step toward one is a step back from the other,” says Shefali Raina, a New York City-based executive coach. You may…

THE BEST MOVES FOR STRONGER HAMSTRINGS—You’re probably neglecting these muscles.

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The hamstrings (made up of the biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus), move the hips, flex the knees, and help stabilize joints. Yet research suggests that they’re often 50 to 80 percent weaker relative to the quads, limiting the muscle group’s power and its ability to support the hips and knees. Athletes tend to train the front sides of their bodies, so it’s not surprising that this back-of-the-leg muscle falls behind. Prone leg curls are the gold standard of hamstring strengtheners, but two machine-free moves work just as well: the kettlebell swing and single-leg deadlift. Add one (or both) to…

The difference between good posture and bad posture

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1) Lumbar Lordosis 2) Thoracic Kyphosis or Hunched back 3) Sway Back 4) Forward Head   BAD POSTURE When our spine is positioned in an unnatural alignment, the curves are exaggerated, which can be due to tight or weak muscles, resulting in bad posture. Uncorrected posture, overtime can lead to chronic pains. GOOD POSTURE A good posture is when you hold your body upright where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement. It is extremely important to have a good posture! When you have proper…

How Injuries Occur and the Rehab Triangle

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The human body is a complex machine that consists of multiple parts engineered to work and function synergistically. At the helm is the central and peripheral nervous system, which directs traffic in a sense, choreographing gross and precise movements of the musculoskeletal system. The degree of injury that someone sustains is dependent upon the magnitude, duration, and velocity of force-applied force to the body and underlying tissues involved. During an examination of a physical therapy patient, the mechanism of injury (MOI) is one of the most important pieces of information that a…

Paleo, vegan, intermittent fasting… Here’s how to choose the absolute best diet for you.

By John Berardi, Ph.D. People always ask me which “nutrition camp” I fall into. Is it paleo? Vegan? Low carb? Intermittent fasting? Or something else? In essence, they’re asking: “What’s The Best Diet?”  When considering making improvements to the way you eat, it’s so easy to set out in search of The Best Diet. You know, the one that’ll finally… … help you drop the pounds (and body fat) you’ve been unable to lose, in some cases, for years. … make you feel physically strong and mentally sharp. … help you rock…

Forever Fat Loss for Women

Your jeans feel tighter, your doctor’s scoldings are becoming increasingly stern and your self-image has slowly retired to the basement. Your role as a mother, daughter, employee, boss and more has siphoned your time and energy away from your own health. As a result, your imbalances of stress/recovery, eating/exercise and yourself/others has manifested in an unwanted layer of body fat. An analysis of large population medical-assessment data comparing body mass index and percentage of body fat suggests the average American female now has about 40% body fat. Female body-fat percentages…

Forever Fat Loss for Men

Who is that guy in the mirror? If a blanket of body fat now hides your once lean, chiseled physique, you’re not alone. An analysis of large population medical-assessment data comparing body mass index and percentage of body fat suggests the average American male is now about 28% body fat. Male body-fat percentages over about 20% start to carry with them increased risks for morbidity and mortality. But before you hop on the diet and exercise trend roller coaster, it’s important to understand some of the physiological and even cultural…

Great 5 video presentation to help you become a Nutrition Coach

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I am becoming a Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. Here are 5 videos and several helpful forms that will help you and your client to achieve success. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrition-coaching-day-1 http://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrition-coaching-day-2 http://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrition-coaching-day-3 http://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrition-coaching-day-4 http://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrition-coaching-day-5      

John Zakharia top Personal Trainer in Yaletown

John Zakharia is from Vancouver  and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.  Plus he has a BA in Psychology which gives you a professional who will help you change your behavior–leading to success.  In addition. I have completed all the courses required for BCRPA Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and  CanFitPro Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor CFES Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Certified Keiser Indoor Cycling Instructor Certified Real Ryder Indoor Cycling Instructor Have taught at Bental Athletic Center, YMCA and Golds Gym In addition…