Fitness Tips

San Antonio Personal Trainer Explains Interval Training for Big Results

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on November 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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Interval training uses short bursts of intense exercising followed by a slow, steady exercise phase to keep your heart rate high. The high intensity burst will cause a build-up of lactic acid, and during the rest phase your heart and lungs will be working at maximum capacity to deal with the excess of lactic acid. This means that by alternating high intensity bursts of exercise with slow rest sets will cause an overall higher level of exertion by your body.

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Anti-Oxidants : The Superfoods You Should Not Ignore

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on November 17, 2011 at 7:17 am

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Eating food rich in anti-oxidants  should be on everyone’s list. Especially if you are about to start a fitness program or are already in one. Anti-oxidants help people succeed in their fitness programs by boosting the mind and body by supplying you with all the vitamins your body needs. Whether you are doing personal training or actually train in a personal training studio, incorporating anti-oxidants  in your diet is a must. Anti-oxidants  restore the body’s delicate equilibrium by shielding the cells of the body from free radicals. We are increasingly exposed to free radicals as a result of pollution and unhealthy diets.

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Change Your Mind to Change Your Weight, Says San Antonio Personal Trainer

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on November 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

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Nothing is more critical to successful weight-loss than changing your mindset! Let’s face it, the need to lose weight is often a result of lifelong bad habits, untouchable by quick fixes and gimmicks.  Successful weight loss is all about long-term thinking, patience, and a “stick-to-it” attitude.

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Food Journaling is Good For Your Health

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on November 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

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Who has the time to add another chore to their to do list? I just know YOU are raising your hand, right? Yes, I’m talking to you. When it comes to your diet, it’s important that you keep a journal of what’s going into your body. Many financial experts insist that fiscally responsible individuals keep a record of his or her expenses. In a week’s time, this individual is able to take a look at their expenses and see exactly how they spent their money. Most often, they can then determine without making an emotional decision, how necessary that purchase really was. This method can help one realize the error of their financial ways. Since this is such a successful way to take control of your finances, why would your health and wellness be any different?

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Nathaniel Dilworth, Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Consultant Shares Post-Workout Nutrition

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on November 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

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A vital part of any workout, whether alone or with a personal trainer, is your post-workout nutrition. Reaching for your favorite snack food, rationalizing that you’ve earned it, or that you can afford the empty calories since you’ve burned so many from the workout, is is a very counter-productive mindset. The best thing you can do for yourself is to remain consistent in your goals and follow them through during the post-workout period.  Working out with a personal trainer is a very good way to stay consistent and to reach your fitness and weight loss goals.

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Plateau Bustin’ by San Antonio Personal Trainer

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on November 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

chest workout Plateau Bustin by San Antonio Personal TrainerYou started a good fitness regime and your diet has been going great. You started liking what you saw in the mirror everyday and the visible results have been encouraging, but then suddenly you stopped seeing a difference. Your exercises have not changed and neither has your diet, you have been consistent yet somehow you can see there is no change. You think maybe it is in your mind and keep diligently on, yet still nothing. No it is not in your mind, you have hit what is commonly referred to as a weight loss plateau.  This is a common problem that Nathaniel Dilworth, San Antonio’s top personal trainer, hears each day from his prospective fitness clients.

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Personal Trainer in San Antonio Says, Rest: Crucial to Fitness

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on November 1, 2011 at 9:36 am

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Are you one of those people who think that rest is wasteful to your efforts in keeping fit? According to San Antonio’s top personal trainer, “You couldn’t be any further from the truth! Rest as part of a fitness program is very important as it allows your body to recover from wear and tear.” During work outs, your body’s energy level will be diminished and your muscles and connective tissues will experience minor tears and damage.

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Are You Warm Enough?

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on October 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

Whether engaging in a simple cardio exercise or a strenuous training regimen, warming up is essential. Without a proper warm-up, you’re placing yourself at increased risk for sprains, cramps or injuries. A proper warm up can increase the blood flow to the working muscle which results in decreased muscle stiffness, less risk of injury and improved performance.warm up1 Are You Warm Enough?

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Getting and Staying Fit Through the Years

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on October 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

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Many people believe weight gain and loss of fitness are a given part of the aging process. We’re here to tell you that’s not so. So what’s the first thing on your to-do list?  Ditch the mindset that it’s “too late” for you to change your lifestyle, your health, and your well-being.  Next? Get going! Here are some simple tips to get you started:
Walking
Many people disregard the benefits of walking, but recent studies show that regular walks can help reduce blood pressure, keep your cholesterol level in check, burn calories (even in small amounts) and helps you maintain an ideal weight.  A brisk walk will have you burning upwards of 100 calories per mile. Most can cover a mile in 15 to 20 minutes, and it can be done anywhere, so no excuses. Everyone can find 15 to 20 minutes somewhere in their day. Find it twice, and you’ve done away with 200 calories! Small steps add up quickly. Start by timing one mile. Each time you walk that route, try to go a little bit further in the same amount of time…the faster the walk, the more calories you burn, the more you are improving your cardiovascular health. Challenge yourself and you’ll find some fun, some stress relief, and a ton of health benefits that can help you get and stay fit at any age.

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Why San Antonio Fitness Boot Camp?

Posted by Nathaniel Dilworth on October 18, 2011 at 12:20 am

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A growing trend in the fitness industry are boot camp style classes in which participants are encouraged to physically push the limits of what they accomplish during their workout. Classes can take place inside a traditional gym or outside, weather permitting and can vary greatly in size.  The benefits of boot camp classes are numerous and well recognized.
First of all, working out in a supportive environment that pushes your boundaries will help prevent excuses for why you can’t accomplish your fitness goals from surfacing in your head. Many times people rationalize reasons why they can’t push themselves at the gym, and this causes them to simply stay in their comfort zones and not progress. Although a boot camp may seem scary at first, it will ultimately help you reach your personal fitness goals more quickly.
The group atmosphere will increase your motivation to keep going after whatever goals you’ve set out to accomplish.  Working out with a group of people with a similar drive to improve or maintain their fitness will build a sense of camaraderie that will stifle any urge to give in to an excuse to not attend. Most boot camp fitness programs run several weeks long so spending several weeks with the same crew should definitely get one motivated to push themselves and build new friendships.
Finally, by actually paying for the class you are ensuring that no excuse holds you back. After all, why pay for a class and not attend? That would just rob you of not only your money, but the many benefits of boot camp classes. Use the fact you’ve made the commitment (not only mentally but financially) as leverage to get as many of the benefits as possible from the instructor and the class.

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