Is Your Personal Trainer Certified or Qualified?

8 11 2008

Being a personal trainer nationally certified or not, means absolutely dna-123nothing. In 49 out of 50 states all you need is a heart beat to call yourself a personal trainer. In 50 out of 50 states you can become a “nationally certified” personal trainer for less than $400 and one weekend class. Only 2 of the 500+ certification bodies require a college degree to take their exam and the degree doesn’t even need to be in a related field.

At the same time, it takes over 1500 supervised hours, a state board exam, and a state license to cut someone’s hair in California. Electricians must complete 1600 supervised internship hours, a state board exam, and a state license in order to legally wire an electric socket in my house. But, someone responsible for another person’s health and fitness doesn’t even need a high school diploma!

Most certifications don’t even test their graduates on personal training skills. The majority of large certifications are done entirely on the internet or in test taking centers. These trainers get a piece of paper stating they are certified, yet they may have never trained one single person. Hiring a personal trainer has become like playing Russian roulette with your fitness.

Ok, enough with the trainer bashing… how do you find a good, qualified trainer? First of all, if you decide to hire a trainer, please keep in mind that the best they can ever do is guide you, and help you find your own internal motivation. Secondly, you only want to work with someone who will educate, empower and set you free.

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I do crunches everyday, where are my abs?

11 10 2008

Without question, the single most important factor in the appearance of your

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mid-section is the amount of fat and fluid between your abdominal muscles and your skin. You have a 6-pack right now its the natural shape of your muscles. But for most of us the layer of fat over our abs is so thick that you cannot see them.Trying to burn fat with crunches or sit-ups is like trying to dig to China with a spoon its a complete waste of time. There is no such thing as spot reduction. Just because you work on your ab muscles doesnt mean that you will affect the speed at which you lose fat in that area. Fat loss is a lot like scooping water from a bath tub. If you take a cup of water out of the middle of the tub, it doesnt leave you with a one cup dent in the middle of the tub. It leaves you with a cup less water all over. If you lose a pound of fat, you lose it from your entire body, regardless of how many crunches you did.

Solution: Get on a program of functional total body exercise and supportive nutrition. This will help you burn as much fat as you can each day. If you get your body fat percentage low enough, you will see your beautiful abs even if you dont do a single crunch. A very nice looking midsection, for a man, start showing up at around 12 ody fat. For women, it starts at about 18-20 because men store all of their fat on their belly, and women put it on their hips and thighs.

One extra point excessive toxins from conventional plant and animal foods overload your liver and encourage extra fat to form around your midsection, whether you are a man or a woman. The more toxic and/or dehydrated you are, the thicker the layer of fluid becomes, making you appear more chubby. So, eating organic, grass fed, and free range foods will greatly affect the results of your program.

So here are some guidelines that have worked wonders for our clients!!Anything is possible!

1. Eat every 2-3 hours or 5-7 meals/snacks a day.

2. Yes, you will probably need to eat more often to lose fat for life!
3. Serving size: listen to your body. If you are hungry 30 min. later, you didnt eat enough. If you feel sleepy, you ate too much. If you feel great, you got it right!

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