Category: Uncategorized

Nutrition Tips for the Fitness Over Fifty Crowd

Have you notice that the older we get, the more and more we move away from proper nutrition?   Yes, I’m talking to YOU, the Fitness Over Fifty people!

Think about this, when you go to the doctor and your get blood work readings back, what happens?  More often than not, the doctor prescribes some sort of medication because your cholesterol is too high or your this is too that, or you need to do more of this, etc.  You get the picture as I’m sure maybe you, or a friend of yours, has experienced this, right?

How would you like to get a step ahead of this just a wee bit?  What I mean is, why not do some preventative “stuff” so those readings won’t be so bad?  Believe it or not, there are some simple things you can do with your diet to make it so you, maybe, won’t have to visit the doctor as much.

I’m not a nutritionist, but I do know some common sense tricks to help you out.
Oh, and just because I’m writing towards the Fitness Over Fifty crowd, doesn’t mean these tips don’t apply to you!  Pay attention!
Here are four of them:
Continue reading

How To Reduce Belly Fat? 3 Things You Need To Know!

“How To Lose Belly Fat”

Let me be clear about this and say it as simple as possible…..

You CANNOT spot reduce fat!  In other words, if you want to lose belly fat, doing sit ups and crunches will NOT give you a small midsection!  Let’s face it folks, when you’re over 45 or 50 years old, this whole “I can do a 2 hour workout at the gym” thing just isn’t as sexy as it was when you were 25 years old.

But, at the same time, you have learned to be more efficient with things in our life at this age as opposed to the younger you, right?
I’m here to tell you we can all be more efficient with this “reduce belly fat” thing as well.
Remember, we ALL have a six pack in our midsection, but it’s mostly covered up with that unwanted fat.
So the question then is, “how to lose belly fat in the most efficient way possible?”
Let me see if I can explain this in simple terms. (I like to keep things simple)

In order for this to make sense, you may need to change your mindset just a tad. In other words, instead of focusing on doing mid section exercises, focus on total fat body fat loss. Get it?
I’m going to outline a thought process that, hopefully, Continue reading

A Better Understanding of the Push/Pull Workout

If you've ever worked out for any length of time, you've probably heard the terms "push exercises" and "pull exercises."   But, most people don't know what this means.  So today, I'm going to tell you a bit about them, ok?

What Are Pushing Exercises & Pulling Exercises?

Pushing exercises, for the most part, are exercises that are pushed away from your body or muscles.  These usually involve the chest, triceps, and shoulders.  A pulling exercise is, you guest it,  just the opposite.  These movements require the activity to be pulled towards the body or muscle, usually involving the back, biceps, and shoulders. 

Some people like to do a whole workout with PULL activites one day, then PUSH activities another and then a day of LSD type of activites. (Long Slow Distance)

Other's like to do what is known as a super-set type of workout.  This is combining both a PUSH and PULL exercise with one body part. (there are also other forms of super-sets, but we are talking about PUSH/PULL right now)  For instance, you can do curls to build your biceps (which is a PULL) and then do overhead extentions to work the triceps (PUSH).  This super-set focuses on the arms, get it?

You can do the same type of activity with other groups of muscles as well.  I'm sure you get the idea.

Some people like to get creative and mix up the PUSH/PULL exercises with one day's workout, then switch up for the next day's workout. 

If you think of working out this way, you will more than likely get a better understanding of how your muscles work for each exercise you are doing.  Which means you will get a better overall workout because you are concentrating and focusing.

This is a quick, "down and dirty" explanation of understanding what PUSH and PULL exercises are all about.

Oh, by the way, how about viewing a few videos on "Fitness Over 45"?  Go HERE to get more details.