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…

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…