Personal Trainer Unveils The New Super Food!

 

Personal Trainer Quick Tip

Kohlrabi? The New Super Food?

 

What is Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi is a vegetable.  It is a member of the mustard family and is related to wild cabbage and wild turnips. It looks similar to a turnip and has a round bulb with a stem, and large, edible leaves. The skin of kohlrabi can be white, purple, or green, but the flesh is always white.

The Health Benefits of Kohlrabi!

 

Super food Benefit #1:

High in potassium, which helps reduce blood pressure and increase bone mineral density. The vitamin C content of kohlrabi is even greater than orange juice! It is also a great source of fiber and water content.

 

Super food Benefit #2:

Kohlrabi can be beneficial for those with diabetes and hypoglycemia. It’s nutrition content can help stabilize blood sugar. It can also be effective against edema (swelling), candida (fungal infections), and viral infections.

 

How to Prepare and Eat Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi can be prepared and eaten in many different ways. Both the flesh and leaves can be eaten. They can be consumed either raw or cooked. The flesh can be cut into slices and eaten with some hummus or dip.  A quick, easy, and tasty way to prepare the leaves is to saute them in some garlic and olive oil, which tastes great and is still nutritious!

Next time you’re going grocery shopping put kohlrabi on the list. It’s a change up from spinach or kale, but still boasts superfood properties!

Written By: Robert Jost

Personal Trainer

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Beware! Some Fitness Facts Could Be Myths!

Top 5 Exercise Myths Everyone Should Know About!

 

 Training Aspects Resolves fitness myths

Exercise Myth #1 -You burn more fat exercising at a lower intensity

This is a tricky one because science technically says this is true. Lower intensity or “steady state” exercise does primarily use fat stores for energy, whereas high intensity exercise primarily uses carbohydrate stores for energy. Then how can this be a myth?

Personal Trainer Tip to Burn Body Fat

 In order to burn a pound of fat you need to burn 3,500 calories. High intensity exercise is still the king of burning calories. Not only will a ½ hour, high intensity workout burn more calories than an hour, low intensity workout, it will also boost your calorie burn for up to 24 hours after you are finished the workout!

Exercise Myth #2 – Crunches will reduce your waistline

 Again this myth comes back to overall calorie burn. Crunches only target one small muscle group. It is a low intensity exercise and will not burn many calories. In order to reduce your waistline and burn off that belly fat you need to engage in high intensity exercises.

Personal Trainer High Intensity Exercise Tip

Jump squats, squat to press, burpees, kettlebell swings and kettlebell snatches. These moves still utilize core stabilization and greatly increase your overall calorie burn to help slim your waistline!

Exercise Myth #3 – Exercising 7 days a week is the only way to get results  

This one couldn’t be further from the truth. You may see some results in the first week or two, but then you’ll burn out quickly. Rest is just as important as exercise. If you’re not allowing your body the proper rest, it won’t be able to recover and grow stronger for the next workout. You will always feel fatigued and beaten down, which is the exact opposite of how exercise should make you feel.

Remember: there is no perfect number of workouts, it varies for each individual.

Personal Trainer Weekly Exercise Tip

 Beginners can start with moderate exercise at least 2-3 times a week. Intermediate exercisers can workout 3-4 times a week. Advanced athletes can workout up to 6 times weekly, but they will still need at least one rest day.

Exercise Myth #4 – If your goal is to lose weight, stay away from lifting weights

This is a terrible myth that must be corrected once and for all. Resistance training is an essential part of any successful fitness plan. Resistance training will help you lose weight, gain strength, and improve overall fitness.

Personal Trainer Weight Training Tip 

Resistance training not only increases lean muscle mass, it also helps promote fat burning. The more lean muscle you have the more calories and fat you naturally burn doing nothing! Add exercise to all that lean muscle and you have a fantastic fat burning machine!

Exercise Myth #5 – You will continuously see the same results for months on end

We all wish this one was true but unfortunately the body doesn’t work that way. The principle of diminishing returns does not allow for this to occur. Your body only has so much fat it is willing to lose, it needs a certain amount of fat to function correctly and keep you healthy. This is why it becomes much more difficult to lose weight as your body fat decreases.

Personal Trainer Tip to Overcome Stagnant Results

Change up your workouts. Sometimes the reason for your lack of results is a stagnant exercise routine. If you have never tried kettlebell training or battle rope training,  then give it try. These exercises are high intensity and could kick your results into the next gear!

Don’t fall for all the myths, stories and lies out there, do your own research and find the facts!

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Written By: Robert Jost

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Avocados and Tomatoes, The Perfect Match? Personal Trainer Answers

Personal Trainer Quick Tip

Are Avocados the Key to Boosting Lycopene Absorption?

 

Personal Trainer superfoods

 

Lycopene is a type of carotenoid, an organic pigment that is found in tomatoes and gives them their red color. These organic pigments are also found in fruits such as guava, watermelon, and grapefruit.

 

Dietary fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, need to be present for optimal absorption of lycopene. The main problem is many of the foods containing lycopene have little to no dietary fat content. Research suggests that the heart healthy monounsaturated fats found in avocados can greatly increase the absorption of lycopene. The study provides evidence that consuming avocados with tomatoes can increase lycopene absorption up to 400% greater than when consuming tomatoes alone.

 

Lycopene may help protect against heart attacks and prostate cancer. This is great news for everyone, especially men. So next time you make a salad, don’t forget to combine your avocados and tomatoes to reap all the benefits!

Written By: Robert Jost

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Training Aspects’  personal trainers and sports performance coaches want you to accomplish your goals. You, as the personal training client, are a reflection of our personal training and group training methods! We are here to help you accomplish all of your personal training goals!  Our main training focus are people looking to increase performance, lose weight , lose body fat and increase lean muscle. Whether you live in Cherry HillHaddonfield,Marlton, or any of the other surrounding areas we are here to help you Move, Look and feel as you’ve always desired…

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Where Did Treadmills Originate? Personal Trainer Explains!

Personal Trainer Fun Fact

Did You Know, Treadmills Were Originally Used for Prison Labor

Have you ever felt like running on a treadmill was torture, well that’s essentially what it was used for in early prisons. In 1818, an English civil engineer named Sir William Cubitt invented the first treadmill, and named it the “tread-wheel,” although it resembled more of a modern day Stairmaster. Prisoners would step continuously on the “tread-wheel” for a strenuous 8 hour shift, either pumping water or crushing grain. In those 8 hours prisoners would climb the equivalent of 7,200 feet! Now that’s a workout! In England this treadmill maltreatment continued until the 19th century when it was eventually deemed too cruel. The treadmill was all but forgotten, until it was resurrected by Dr. Kenneth Cooper in the 1960’s when aerobic exercises were shown to provide great health benefits!

Written By: Robert Jost

Personal Trainer and Exercise Specialist 

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Training Aspects’  personal trainers and sports performance coaches want you to accomplish your goals. You, as the personal training client, are a reflection of our personal training and group training methods! We are here to help you accomplish all of your personal training goals!  Our main training focus are people looking to increase performance, lose weight , lose body fat and increase lean muscle. Whether you live in Cherry HillHaddonfield,Marlton, or any of the other surrounding areas we are here to help you Move, Look and feel as you’ve always desired…

Visit us:
The Ritz Plaza

910 Haddonfield-Berlin rd.

Voorhees, NJ 08043


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