Knowing the Basics

The Basics You Need to Know

Nutrition – Four sources of calories – carbohydrates, protein, fat and alcohol.

Calories per Gram – carbohydrates and protein have 4 calories per gram, alcohol has 7 calories per gram and fat has 9 calories per gram.

Minimal Needs – women need at least 1200 calories per day and men need a minimum of 1500 calories per day.

Water – your body is approximately 70% water. You need at least 64 ounces of water a day.

Basics of Balance

Strong bones and muscles are not the only things that help with balancing. Flexible tendons and ligaments help control joint movement and prevent injuries.

Exercise Improvements – when a person starts an exercise program, most improvements made during the first four to ten weeks are neuromuscular in nature.

Changing Control – many people exercise in a stable position. Try changing your body’s position when exercising. (e.g.) Doing a push up using a physio ball or doing a lunge with the front foot on a half cylinder.

Flexibility – spend more overall time stretching and hold your stretches longer. This will help improve your range of motion.

Info Commercials

Every year we spend hundred of millions of dollars for quick fix devices and supplements. You don’t need special nutritional supplements and fancy exercise equipment to get into shape……you only need time and commitment.

You Get What You Pay For –  I once had a client tell me they found a great treadmill for five hundred dollars.  I told them there was no such thing.  Certain products are going to cost more, and you should get more in return.

Results Not Typical – ever notice that all info commercials have one thing in common? They all have the disclaimer (in small print) “RESULTS NOT TYPICAL”, so why would you want to buy a product where success is NOT the norm?

How Did They Get Those Great Bodies? – you see those fitness models with their perfect bodies demonstrating the latest and greatest in exercise equipment every time you turn on your television. Well, if this product just came on the market you know those fitness models did not use that product to get those great abs or arm muscles. Find out what they do for exercise and I’ll promise you it wasn’t the machine they’re demonstrating.

There are No Quick Fixes – if you are out of shape it did not happen overnight, so it is safe to assume that to get back into shape will not happen overnight.  The best results are found with steady work.

Contact Chicago Personal Training to get started on your fitness program;

Call 847-772-3487 or click on the link below for more information.

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