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January 16, 2013

Quick Tips To Prevent Knee Pain

knee painAs you go about your workout program, one thing that you need to be quite mindful of is knee pain development.

Whether you’re currently suffering from a chronic injury or you’ve never had any pain in this area of the body before, if you’re doing a strength training program and are not being very careful with how you perform some movements, you could be putting yourself at risk for this problem.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the most important things that you must be doing if you want to prevent knee pain from developing.

 

Wear Good Running Shoes

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The very first important thing that may seem obvious to most, but you would be amazed how often gets overlooked is to make sure that you are wearing good, supportive running shoes.

Since your running shoes are what will support the entire body during each and every movement you make, when there is excess stress coming down on the knees (such as when you have a weight overhead), if you don’t have the support of good shoes, you can rest assured you’re more likely to experience pain.

Plus, if you happen to roll an ankle due to low levels of support, this can often travel up the knee and place more stress and tension on the tendons and ligaments as well.

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January 11, 2013

Chino Hills Personal Trainer – Stephanie’s 6 week challenge result


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Sam: What’s up everybody? This is your boy, Sam. We got Stephanie and Francis in the house. We are going to lose 20 pounds in six weeks. And this girl, can you believe me? She emailed saying, “Is 4:30 too early for you?” You must not know me girl.

Stephanie: I did not.

Sam: What’s date? The 10th?

Armando: The 10th.

Sam: December 10th, we’re going to weigh in. Stephanie, step on up and we’ll see what you got here. Is it Stephanie or what? First, Stephanie first, 211.9. So we need to get down to 180 …

Stephanie: 180.9?

Sam: No, no, 191.9.

Stephanie: OK.

Sam: What’s up, Steph?

Steph: What’s up?

Sam: Today is less than – actually, less than six weeks.

Steph: Five weeks.

Sam: It’s five weeks from the time you weighed in. So today is what? The 11th?

Steph: Yeah.

Sam: Yeah, January 11th. So about five weeks ago, we weighed you in at 211.9 and now is five weeks. And you have six weeks to lose 20 pounds but now it’s five weeks. All right?

Steph: Yup.

Sam: So, let’s check you out. Let’s check you out. That’s my challenge to you because you can get your training for free. 191.5 so 20.3 pounds in five weeks.

Steph: Yes.

Sam: Now, let me ask you a question. Did you actually believe that you could have done that?

Steph: No.

Sam: When you first started?

Steph: No.

Sam: You couldn’t, right? OK. Now, was it easy or was it hard?

Steph: It was hard.

Sam: OK. Was it worth it?

Steph: Yes.

Sam: That’s what I’m talking about. So, you have to get out of your comfort zone. I know you worked your ass off. You worked your ass off and I’ve seen you coming here more right now it’s like 5:00 o’clock in the morning. You ought to be here an hour.

Steph: Yup.

Sam: So to people who think that they can’t do it, what do you have to say?

Steph: You can do it. You can do it. You can do it. You can do it.

Sam: And you just got out of your comfort zone and you just came in and you just followed the game plan and …

Steph: Stop making excuses.

Sam: Awesome. That’s what I – awesome. See you soon.

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July 5, 2011

Overtraining – Your Body’s Way of Saying “Screw You”

Overtraining – Your Body’s Way of Saying “Screw You”

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June 28, 2011

Balanced Diet Awareness

Balanced Diet Awareness

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Obesity has turned out to be the biggest epidemic in America.

Other Countries believe, that today America is a country of fat and extremely lazy people.

This alarming growth of weight affects people of all age groups.

A recent study shows that Americans showed significantly higher rates of diseases that are related to obesity compared to Britons.

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