Listen, I’m no psychologist — I’m a personal trainer. So, when it comes to offering some psychological advice, you can take this or leave it. However, I believe that sometimes getting fitness results means you’ve gotta get a little angry. Sometimes you have to become disgusted enough with yourself to trigger positive change. No, I don’t believe that you’ve got to walk around the gym growling, but that might occasionally be a good idea as well.
Here’s one more reason to become (or remain) Peak Freaks and Trainiacs: Researchers from China and Indiana University looked at data from 4,449 older adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that those with low muscle strength had more than twice the risk of dying during the study than those with normal muscle strength.
Hey Peak Freaks, thanks so much for your suggestions! We appreciate your patience as we constantly strive to make Adamson’s Peak Performance an epic place to train. We love what we do and we love our members! Having members like you makes our work a labor of love.
This time of year most of us are at least thinking about trying to reduce something — our waist size, our jean size, our weight, our body fat, our carbs, our sugar, our muffin top, our bat wings, something — so I thought it would be appropriate for the training staff to feature some of our favorite weapons of mass reduction: tools we use for burning calories, losing our guts, and re-shaping our bodies so they can look amazing a few months from now. Additionally, we’ll show you some of our favorite things that we do with those weapons in order to deliver a lethal attack on our fat cells.
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In my last blog I listed three fitness ideas that I feel could have a high-impact on your fitness in 2019. As I mentioned before, there aren’t too many magic pills out there — it’s usually doing a lot of smaller things well for an extended period of time that makes for great gains in the long run. There are however, some ideas which when carried out, can really make a difference! Have you ever seen someone that you haven’t seen in months or years who just blows you away? They look amazing and you’re hardly able to recognize them. These folks have each successfully practiced one or more high-impact strategies.
We all want results. Furthermore we all know that a magic pill that will make us lean, strong, and healthy overnight doesn’t exist. However, we also know that AMAZING results ARE possible with the right discipline and strategy. Bottom line, a lot of little things done right over a long period of time is ultimately what brings success.
In my last blog, I pointed out that there are a number of fitness tools which should be employed when one wishes to transform his/her body. Diet alone, cardio alone, even diet and cardio combined aren’t good enough if you seek true body transformation! I listed what I believe are the big three tools — lifestyle nutrition, strength training, and metabolic/aerobic training. I also suggested a diagnostic tool called the fitness assessment. In the fitness assessment, a fitness professional measures your current fitness level, evaluates your strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes designs a personalized exercise prescription.
Yes, Physical Transformation is possible! You’re pushing 50 years old and wondering if you’re going to have to settle for that frumpy body that you’re looking at in the mirror. Last year you tried walking on the treadmill for hours, nothing changed. This year you jumped on the keto diet bandwagon and lost 15 pounds in 60 days, only to gain it back in the next 90 days. This year you’re asking your spouse for a Peloton bike for Christmas. Look what the Peloton has done for those folks in the ads! They look amazing! …. STOP!!!
Your October suggestions addressed here PLUS new equipment announcement!
As our name, (Adamson’s Peak Performance) implies, we are dedicated to helping our clients reach greater levels of health, fitness, and sports performance. MyZone is a wearable fitness technology that very accurately displays your heart rate and color codes it into one of five different intensity zones. It also gives you a readout of your calories burned, and MEPs points earned.
Ok Peak Freaks, I know it's hard to believe but summer's over and so is the third quarter! Kids are back in school, leaves are falling, football is on TV, and the year is about to enter the fourth quarter! In a football game, the team that digs deep in the fourth quarter typically wins! The weak teams try to just hang on while the strong teams keeping driving, and working hard despite pain and fatigue — persevering until that final whistle.
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Sometimes I enjoy getting a peek into what other people do in their workouts. It can be inspiring, educational, convicting, and sometimes eye opening. Often I'll get a new idea or a new exercise that I can incorporate into my training. So for my blog this week I'm just going to share (from memory so it's not exact) my workouts this week:
Last week we launched the Peak Freak Referral Drive for what we think are very obvious reasons. First, we really like you, our members! Secondly, we could really use more members like you. Turns out the model that we've build is better suited for 200 more members than we currently have! Thirdly, we feel that if your circle of friends are even close to being as cool and driven as you, they're the perfect prospects!
We can all appreciate small victories. Here's one — I stepped on the scale a few days ago and was about a half a pound lighter than any other weigh-in (I weigh every morning) since I started trying to lose body fat on May 1st. Big tickle, you say. True, it really was very small and insignificant, but yet it was a big deal at the moment. Afterall, it was a new low on the scale and it was an indication that I was still on track and not losing ground. I felt a little studlier as I trudged down the hallway to get coffee.
Sometimes we make training and our whole health and fitness journey too complex. Yes, it can be complex — you can study the human body for a lifetime and never scratch the surface — but you don't have to be a health expert to experience the wonderful benefits of a healthy lifestyle! Insisting on, or concerning yourself with every detail of eating and training may give you paralysis of the brain, causing you to take NO action.
You asked, we answered! Thanks for your July/August suggestions and questions!
What is it that determines success or failure in a workout program? Why does one person succeed and another fail? How is it that two non-exercising individuals who begin training at the same time have such different outcomes? The first person, though he began with eager enthusiasm, has thrown in the towel inside a month's time, while the other person is still going strong ten years later...
As I observed an elderly man shuffling across a room and struggling just to successfully sit down, I contemplated the idea of "hope. It made me think of the widower who struggles each day with the loss of his wife; I pondered the amazing blessing of living in America and our right to pursue happiness — giving us hope for prosperity; I thought about hope within Christianity and how we are at peace with the certain hope of eternal life; I reflected back on how just two short years ago I found that my health had collapsed and my hope was dwindling; and as I look around Redding I see so many men and women who have lost hope and succumbed to the unfortunate downward spiral of drugs, alcohol, and violence. Hope is a huge part of the human experience and having it or losing it can change everything.