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In present day sports, performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) but more specifically testosterone, are consistently in the headlines. The current scandal surrounds Lance Armstrong; his titles, the live strong foundation, his legacy etc.  I was reading through my weekly articles and found this one to be fitting.

 

 Kirill Vaks
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BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns 

 

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To get the results you want…

Good thing You’re goal doesn’t incorporate a free fall from space!

 

You’re Lucky! The Training Aspects program will not have you free fall from space! However, if you truly want to accomplish your goal, you need to make the commitment and never look back! Take that small step and commit for good, you won’t regret it!

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Do Pull ups

Problem: I want to do more pull ups!

To do more pull ups… do more pull ups!

I was sitting in a public area the other day and overheard a young woman asking a guy who, sounded like a fitness enthusiast “ I am very strong and slim, but for some reason I can’t do a pull up, what do you think I should do?”.  His answer was pretty straight forward “it’s a back exercise so you must have a weak back. Just increase your strength by doing rows and pull downs.  That should do the trick”. Now though it is true that the major muscle involved in the exercise, if done properly, are the muscles of the back. However, your body must work in unison as well as begin processing the movement. The kinetic chain, in the body, is a cycle between the muscular, skeletal and neurological systems. If all three systems are unable to do their jobs, no matter how strong you are, you will not be able to complete the exercise.  The body does not move one muscle at a time. There are a number of muscles firing with any motion performed, especially during a pull up.

Solution:

Now the follow up to the approach “just keep trying” is.. “so  I should just hang there?”  Yes… & no! As you hang there  for as long as your grip allows, try to pull yourself up as much as you can (anything is better than nothing). Hang and pump! Activate the muscles that should be pulling you up, this way your body gets a taste of what is to come. There are also modified exercises which must be done to accompany hanging there.   Begin doing a “control down” or eccentric pull up. Begin at the top of the pull up, your arms at 90 degrees or chin to bar (use a step, plyo box, or just jump up into the pull up position.) Then control the motion from the top down as slow as possible.  To add another exercise into it, you can also use an assisted pull up machine. Make sure to challenge yourself when performing assisted pull-ups. If you can do more than 4 reps, decrease the assisted weight until you are doing them on your own.

If you can do a pull up. Do as many as you can and then perform the exercises mentioned in the previous paragraph. This will increase your total pull up reps as well as overall strength!

For other tips, questions or comments feel free to email!

 By: Kirill Vaks
Fitness and exercise specialist
BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns 

 

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Try and Triumph

 New Years Specials are still available! 

 

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Sick of starting over?

Every new year, the gyms and training studios are packed with new members! Many begin seeing results and as they start getting some where with their goal, something comes up! By the time March comes around most have given up. This is only until the following new year when statistically the same pattern occurs.

If you are finally getting somewhere, take it all the way! Your health is second to nothing. If you can’t workout for an hour workout for 45mins. If you can’t workout for 45mins go for 30mins. The right program can be tailored to you, no matter the time frame or the location (home, gym, office)! It just depends on you making the commitment to yourself!

By: Kirill Vaks
Fitness and exercise specialist
BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns 

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* To write or not to write your goal…

 

 

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To write or not to write goals.. that is the question

Intro: fitness goal setting

The widely accepted study, “The Harvard Yale study of 1953”, of goal-setting is the backbone of many life coaches and motivational speakers strategy for success. Such as Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, etc. They have all quoted the study.  If you want to accomplish more, then you need to write down your goals.  The evidence for this inference has been based on a group of Harvard and Yale students.  The 3% who wrote their goals down were found to make ten times as much money as the rest of their group, when polled sometime later.

This study is quoted by sales coaches, life coaches, personal trainers, and pretty much anyone looking to aid their team, staff, and/or client(s) to success.  Except here’s the problem—it’s not true.   With the amount of times this study has been quoted by many trusted speakers and sources, it has rarely been searched for.  When it has, no one has been able to find any documented evidence of it.  What does this mean?

Just as each person learns differently, each person is motivated differently.

For anyone who has taken advanced classes, the one consistent variable is the teacher.  If the teacher can communicate the subject matter to the different people in the class, then he or she is a great teacher.  The same stands with motivation.  Some people can motivate themselves; others need to have deadlines; then there are others still who need to think one day at a time.

The difference has to do with how much pressure a person can take.  In a prior article, we discussed the importance of setting yourself up for success.  Writing your goals down can be very effective, but it can also be self-destructive if you set unrealistic goals.

The fitness takeaway:

There is nothing wrong with writing down “I want to lose 20+lbs, lose 5% body fat, and increase lean muscle tissue.  It’s important to further define your goal!  If it took you 10 years to get the way you are, is it realistic, or more importantly healthy to become something else in 6 months?  I’ll answer that for you—no.  Don’t only focus on the physical; focus on the whole picture—the way you move, look and feel!   If you approach your goals from this point of view, you will see much greater results, as well as begin to enjoy the idea of what you’re doing, because it will become a time for you to relieve stress, as opposed to building it.

Once that happens, then you can start to give yourself deadlines.

I approach each personality type with a different strategy.  There are certain ones with whom I know when to back off, while others I know I can consistently put the pressure on and they will not only keep going, but love it (whether they admit or not ;-))!  The ones that I know I can turn up the pressure on are the ones I was able to create that positive environment for.  What makes me happier is to hear after they completed their training with me that they have still continued their healthy lifestyle.  Now they check in with me whenever they want a new workout routine!  That is the goal.

When you begin your fitness lifestyle change, write down a few easy goals. Begin to build the positive environment, embrace the fitness realm! This way you look forward to the exercise part of your day. As it gets easier, turn up the pace and the results will just begin to flow!

 By: Kirill Vaks
Fitness and exercise specialist
BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns 

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Success is inevitable 
* Harvard study more in depth (by Sid Savara)

 

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Follow this daily Agenda and you will succeed!

Wouldn’t it be easier if this was what your to do list consisted of

Okay, so maybe this isn’t realistic for 95% of people reading this. We all have busy lives, one more than the next ;-). However, no matter how busy your life is, there is a plan that can be personally tailored for you. If you really want something you can achieve it. the questions is how bad do you want it? Get rid of the excuses!  Meet with a Training Aspects exercise specialist and no matter your schedule, get an efficient plan custom tailored to your busy schedule!

 

 

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The New years Phenomenon 2013

In last year’s article “The New Year’s Phenomenon” I shared 3 tips that could build a successful base for your New Year’s resolution,  1. Qualified guidance, 2. Specific to broad goal setting  3. Just do it..Now! I’m going to assume these three were a staple of your program, so we will move on to the next big adjustment to the program, if they weren’t add them now (not January 1st !!)

Many receive great insight, and they get excited for the outcome.  In theory, it may be great insight but many times there are obstacles which are overlooked and or miscalculated. That is when we must find a way to endure! “Persist without exception” ~ Andy Andrews.

An overlooked obstacle can be paralyzing for even the biggest optimist. Why? It stops you in your tracks! How many times have you kept strong with your diet for a lengthy amount oftime and all the sudden one lapse and now you’ve fallen off the tracks. Or you wake up 5 days a week at 6 am to work out and after a few months you miss one day.  All the sudden  you’re sleeping in more than you’re making it into the gym. Your momentum has ceased! Movement takes energy and when you are doing really well, it may be hard to motivate yourself to get back up to the pace you were holding, not  to mention exceed that pace. Growth requires movement; so here are a few tips to not lose pace.

  1. Excuses! An excuse gives you comfort, though there is nothing wrong with being comfortable, there is something wrong with being comfortable for the wrong reasons. You guessed it.. excuses are the wrong reason. “It’s a holiday”, “My bed is warm”, “I’m kind of tired”, “ I’ve been doing really well, I can skip this one day” etc. Be honest, you know the difference and you’re not helping yourself!
  2. Support. Find someone who you respect and will help you stay on track. This way there is support and you don’t feel like you’re in it on your own. It’s important to self-motivate, however, there is nothing wrong with having some help! Everyone has their weak days and on those days that support could be vital to your success.
  1. Get Creative. When an obstacle presents itself, find a way around it, climb over it, blow it up! But running straight into it,  99.9% of the time, will not work (unless you’re the hulk). You may not have found it yet, but There is always a solution..
  2. “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It took a certain amount of time for you to become how you are today, it’s going to take a certain amount of time to get to where you want to be.  Realize there will be progressions, so start off small! But do not wait , Just do it.. now!
  3. Keep Moving Forward:  Obstacles will always arise, the difference between success and failure is the ability to keep going. As mentioned in earlier articles. Health is not a luxury it is a necessity. In the world we currently live in we must always make time for it, otherwise we will pay for it in the long run. Once you start your goal, the worst thing you can do is set a deadline. Take the goal in stride, your health is most important and for that reason you must make it a priority!

 

The New Year’s phenomenon is one of the most disappointing statistics. Only 8% of people actually accomplish their goal (statisticsbrain.com). That doesn’t mention the amount of people who at least maintain their goal after completion. This year be one of the 8% that will accomplish their goal and then keeps moving forward!

 

By: Kirill Vaks
Fitness and exercise specialist
BA, CSCS, ACSM-cpt, NFPT-sns 

 

 

 

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New beginning..Today!

No matter your situation, it is never too late to make a change.  If you would have started the first time the thought crossed your mind your goal/change may have already been accomplished!

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Outside the box gift idea

This morning I received an email with a picture of the demon bells. Though these are not new to the market, it’s always interesting seeing them. I see these demon bells as a great analogy of how people see the regular Cast iron kettlebell, intimidating by its looks and its unique use. However, Don’t fear the demon! conquer your fears and take on the bell. Then, you will see the results you are looking for! Functionally, demon bells will cause you more harm than benefit, but aesthetically I approve.  Holidays are coming up, might be an out of the box gift idea!

 

Nice for decoration

 

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