Did you know that 5 lbs of muscle weighs the same as 5 lbs of fat? Well, the fact of the matter is that this statement is 100% true. It may be deceiving but the main fact in regards to the statement is that muscle is more dense than fat. When you piece it together, two different people can be the same exact height and weight but their body compositions will be different. The conclusion to this is that one will have more body fat percentage, while the other has more muscle mass. This is why nutrition along with exercise is very important if you want to stay on track of any kind of fitness program.
Kevin Guardado NSCA-CPT
If you haven’t heard of Kangoo Jump Shoes, and your training has been falling a little flat, then you may want to jump start your new training program with one of the biggest breakthroughs in fitness. Kangoo Jumps are relatively new here in the States and they’re starting to get a big amount of traction with its many uses and benefits. Originally redesigned by Swiss entrepreneur Denis Naville, Kangoo Jumps provide a comfortable, challenging and fun way to work out! There are a lot of benefits that the Kangoo Jumps have to offer, such as improving cardiovascular health with maintain lean muscle mass, increased joint protection and injury prevention. These are some of the major ones, all of which have scientific research to back its claims. Additional information can be found at their website (http://www.kangoo-jumps.com/).
Due to the nature of their design, Kangoos encourage proper posture and joint alignment in order to maintain balance and coordination. In order to land properly, the jump shoes assures ideal posture by forcing your foot placement to be in the best possible angle, which is directly under the pelvic girdle. Properties that are identified as “Proprioceptive” is necessary to assure proper balance. Proprioceptive activity is defined as stimulating the spine and harmonizing all of the mechanoreceptors located in your extremity. Kangoo Jumps assure that optimum “balance” occurs in a safe and effective manner for individuals of all ages and activity levels.
For those trying to build lean muscle mass while keeping your body fat levels low, Kangoo Jumps work exceptionally well because they provide an increased G-Force (gravitational load) up to 4 times your body weight on your muscles, joints and bones. This means it stimulates muscular growth, which is the only aerobic exercise to do that. N.A.S.A. does a lot of research when it comes to maintaining or improving lean muscle mass. Within only 2 weeks of stay in outer space, astronauts lose as much as 15% of their bone and muscle mass, as a result of the absence of gravity. Consequently, N.A.S.A. had to investigate how to reverse the process. Finally their studies came to the conclusion that “rebound exercise is the most effective and efficient form of exercise ever devised by man!” This of course is an extremely strong statement, and a copy of their study can be found here.
Kangoo Jumps provide joint and impact protection due to its rebounding springs. With their patented Impact Protection System, Kangoos reduce up to 80% of impact which can save your hips, knees and ankles from the constant wear and tear from jogging, running, jumping and other high-impact activities. They also play a huge factor in rehabilitation and injury prevention. It limits the risk of aggravating joint damage from overuse injuries, allowing you to work out more frequently with less limitations. It also is proven to increase bone and muscle density, and strengthens tissue around the joints.
Another important benefit that the Kangoo Jumps provide are its effect on the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system circulates fluid between our cells, working to regulate metabolism, remove harmful toxins and reacting to an immune response. Since it doesn’t require the heart to pump its fluid, it requires our movements, circulation and breathing to move the fluid throughout our body. If we don’t move, the toxins accumulate in our bodies and poisons our cells. After a while, the lymph fluid crystalizes into cellulite, which as we all know is very hard to remove. Rebound exercise such as the Kangoos work to recirculate the lymphatic system due to its constant up and down movements. Due to its recirculation it can now regulate metabolism more efficiently, which will burn extra calories throughout the day and put your metabolism back into balance.
The best part of it all is that Kangoo Jumps are extremely fun and addicting, making it that much easier to get in shape and keep the weight off. These are just a few of its major benefits, but all of this means nothing unless you try it out for yourself. Visit the Fitness Results website for additional info on our Kangoo Jump Classes that we offer as well as pricing for your own pair of Kangoo Jump Shoes! Have fun getting fit!
By: Kevin Guardado NSCA-CPT
As we all know, losing weight and keeping it off can be a very challenging task. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. With persistent motivation and some guidance from knowledgeable trainers and experts, one can achieve the impossible and finally become fit for life. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating smarter and moving more, can greatly benefit your health even if the scale doesn’t move much. The key to successful weight loss is maintaining a commitment to your health for the rest of your life, looking leaner comes as a bonus.
When it comes to weight loss, we must use one simple concept: caloric intake vs. energy expenditure. To maintain weight the scale must be balanced between the calories you consume and the energy you expend. The obvious way to gain weight would be to increase your food intake (calories) and decrease the amount of exercise. Logically the only option left for weight loss would be to decrease your food intake in calories and increase the amount of exercise.
On one part of the equation, we must maintain our diet in order to tip the scale towards weight loss. In order to provide a good amount of energy to support our increased energy expenditure, we need nutrient dense foods that are low in calories yet packed with nutrients. That means eating real food! Food that is grown or raised naturally should always be the first option. That mean eating lots of fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, lean protein sources, low-fat dairy products and drinking plenty of water. Lastly, reducing the amount of empty calories (foods with lots of calories and very little nutrients) you consume can greatly benefit your weight loss.
The other part of the equation is to increase our energy expenditure, which means moving more! The MINIMUM should be about 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise per day, which is the standard amount recommended by many health organizations. There are 3 main ways to increase energy expenditure, one is to increase the intensity (how hard the workout or exercises are), another would be frequency (how often) and lastly duration (how long the workouts are). By changing these variables you can optimize the rate at which you see your changes. Also, changing your mode (type) of exercise breaks the monotony and adds a different stimulus to your body so that it adapts to a different stress. This includes many types of resistance and cardiovascular training.
All of this would benefit you on your journey to a healthier you, but the biggest component is your personal intrinsic desire to achieve your goals. No one can make a bigger impact than yourself, that means staying motivated and committed to your weight loss plan and most importantly NOT GIVING UP!! Best wishes.
I wanted to let you know that Fitness Results of Upland, CA will be hosting a TRX Rip Training Course that will provide Continuing Education Credits and will show you how to incorporate a range of TRX strength and flexibility exercises.
This course will really help you create innovative and fun classes that can work for all fitness levels!
All the information about the class is on the following link trxtraining.com/education.
The class is on 7/21/2013 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The location is at 1842 W. 11th Street, #G & H. Upland, CA 91784
Don’t forget attendees receive discounts on TRX’s, Educational DVD’s and Guides!
I look forward to seeing all of you there!
Yours in health and fitness,
What if you went to your doctor because you were not feeling very well and upon completion of a thorough examination, the doctor simply prescribes a healthy workout regimen and nutritious meal plan as your treatment? It seems as though this is going to become a more frequent occurrence for preventative healthcare. As more and more individuals realize that they are not living very healthy lifestyles which could inevitably bring about diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, they may also be realizing that some form of self treatment is not that difficult to implement. Does it really take a doctor to tell someone that they need to eat healthy foods and exercise in order to prevent sickness? Whether it does or not, that is what doctors are going to be doing as is explained in an LA Times article published on the 9th of January 2013 by Melissa Healy.
Basically, the article explains that those that are obese and/or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes will be “prescribed” the Diabetes Prevention Program. This program simply consists of a 12 week session in which a coach teaches the individuals to lose five to seven percent of their body weight, limit fat and caloric intake, track and control portion size and overall food intake, and ensure that they are getting at least 150 minutes of exercise each week.
Those that participated in and adhered to the aforementioned program were able to reach weight loss goals in approximately three months and were able to maintain a healthy weight for more than a year. The results were that they mitigated their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58 percent, as was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002.
This article also touches on how the government might implement these practices in regard to healthcare and insurance. For example, these programs for weight loss and lifestyle modification will be available to patients through their health insurance. So health insurance could essentially pay for your gym membership. The take-away from that would be that in utilizing these preventative techniques, the government will be preventing illness rather than treating it at a greater cost later on.
Nonetheless, we all need to eat healthy, nutrient rich, properly portioned meals. it is also very important that we exercise regularly. We don’t need to visit a doctor to figure that out. Visit your local gym and talk to a Personal Trainer. They can help you on your way to a much healthier lifestyle, not to mention diabetes prevention before it becomes a concern at all. There is a saying that goes like this: “If you do not make time for exercise now, you will have to make time for illness later!” Make time to live a healthy lifestyle NOW.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Well maybe so, maybe not. I guess it all depends on how you use it. According to an article published in Yahoo Sports on the 27th of December 2012, titled, “The Greatest Weight Loss Myth Ever Told,” we should be skipping breakfast in order to lose weight. The article states that the “greatest myth” is that breakfast IS the most important meal of the day and that we shouldn’t go without it.
The basic premise for this type of behavior is to decrease overall caloric intake. Well okay. Theoretically speaking a decrease in overall caloric intake should create a situation that induces weight loss. This seems rather logical if you ask me. However, in the article it explains the consideration of a study taken from Nutrition Journal in 2011 that provided evidence that of test subjects, the more calories that were consumed for breakfast, meant more calories consumed for the entire day. In comparison, with a smaller breakfast with fewer calories, or eating no breakfast at all, there was overall fewer calories consumed for the entire day.
So basically what the article concludes is that those individuals that desire to lose weight could or should consider reducing the size and/or calories in their breakfast meal. Keep in mind that this is only recommended as a simple adjustment to easily lose weight. Logical, right? The less calories consumed, the less possible fat storage.
Excellent! I highly recommend NOT skipping breakfast completely. Not eating is not a healthy way to lose weight. This will make you very hungry later on and increase the probability that you will over eat later on. Then when you do in fact fill yourself, the body remembers that it doesn’t like to feel hungry and since you are in the habit of skipping meals, why not store some fat for energy later.
The best way to tackle this concern without going hungry is to break those meals into smaller portions and eat more frequently. For example instead of having only breakfast, lunch, and dinner, break those meals down to their actual serving sizes first of all. When you do this you might think that you will probably still be hungry after eating. This may be because you are used to eating larger, less frequent meals until you are full. This needs to change. You are going to now have a healthy snack in between breakfast and lunch and then again between lunch and dinner. This continued consumption of much smaller portions of food with fewer calories throughout the day will keep your metabolism going because you are continually feeding your body. Therefore your body will not feel it needs to store fat because it is consuming and burning energy consistently. You can still reduce your overall caloric intake without going hungry or missing meals. To be honest with you, I am starving when I wake up. My body spent all night utilizing any nutrients from the prior day’s food consumption. The first thing on my mind when I wake up is FOOD! However, I exercise first then eat a healthy breakfast.
If you would like to know more about healthy ways to eat to lose weight, then you should look into the following article: “Eat to Boost Metabolism and All-Day Energy: Meal Planning Guide & Recipes.” This article provides an example of exactly what I described for breaking down and distributing meals for weight loss. But don’t take my word for it. I encourage you to try these methods for yourself and see what works best. I also encourage you to read the comments below the first article.
When ever you are able to get some exercise in, it is definitely something great! Weekends are a wonderful time to take a break from the busy work days of the week. One of the best things that you can do with your Saturday is to make sure that you get your exercise in. It is a more relaxing time to exercise because you are not on anyone’s timeline but your own. When you have a great place to go and great friends to exercise with, it makes it even better.
Today at Fitness Results we had a wonderful time with our FREE fitness boot camps for the month of December! We had two classes this morning, one from 7 am – 8 am that provided a nice, early Saturday morning exercise session that got hearts pumping and muscles working. The second free session was from 8 am – 9 am which also made for an intense morning eye-opener! Not only did our boot-campers receive some excellent training to get their weekend started off right, but it was free of charge and will be the remaining Saturdays until the end of December.
The boot-campers and fitness friends were introduced to the Kangoo Jumps in our first Kangoo Clinic. They were familiarized and exercised, and had a blast learning the Kangoo Jumps techniques and procedures. We cannot wait until we kick-off the classes! That is why we are offering our Kangoo Clinics also free of charge each Saturday for the remainder of December from 9 am – 10 am, to demonstrate how to use the rebound exercise shoes that we love so much.
If you didn’t get to come this Saturday there are still two more free Saturdays in the month of December. Hope to see you there! Come to exercise and stay for the Kangoo Jumps familiarization! See you next Saturday! Same times, same place!
Every now and then we are busy and out-and-about. It may be that we are running errands, attending appointments, or more frequently with the holiday season, shopping for gifts for our loved ones. One major concern of mine and of a lot of people is that we get hungry while doing all of this running around. It isn’t always easy to find a quick AND healthy meal for yourself that you will not feel guilty about. With the holiday season, we already have plenty of opportunities to over eat and it is usually with foods that are typically high in saturated fats, sugar, sodium, and cholesterol. So, do we really need to add to a potentially unhealthy situation by eating fast foods that are usually horrible for our bodies? I think not. That is why I am always looking for a quick and healthy way to sustain myself while I am on the go.
The other day my wife and I were out -and-about in West Los Angeles. Of course, as usual, we got rather hungry and needed to stop for some lunch. Luckily, we were able to spot a new place that sparked our interests simply because of the name. “My Fit Foods,” is the name of the place and we were really excited to see what there was to eat. The place seemed very welcoming. Immediately upon entering we were greeting by a helpful and cheerful staff member that informed us all about what My Fit Foods was about. She let us know that all the foods were already pre-portioned to recommended serving sizes so that you wouldn’t eat too much food for whatever entrée you decided to consume. The staff member informed us that there were vegetarian meals available which was definitely desirable because my wife and I try to eat mostly vegetables even though we don’t consider ourselves “vegan.” My Fit Foods also claims that their foods are “diabetic friendly, and that there are dairy, gluten, and soy free meals available as well.”
So when you go to pick your food, there are several refrigerators all lined toward the back of the store where you are free to grab the meal of your choice with different sections and labels for different tastes. So you choose your meal, and then take it to the checkout counter to make your purchase. After you make your purchase a helpful staff member will heat your meal for you. It is really quick and really easy. Then you either enjoy your food right there or take it to go.
My wife and I ordered a butternut squash soup that was spicy and tasted amazing! We also had a spicy egg plant dish with kale and a side of mashed sweet potatoes and another dish with a variety of vegetables served with quinoa. We then topped it off with a serving of apple and celery slices with almond butter. To say the least my wife and I were very pleased to find such a quick and tasty selection of food. Now I know that there are many people out there that are not vegetarian so don’t be put off by the selection of foods that my wife and I chose. Trust me; there are plenty of entrees that provide beef, chicken, fish, pork, and turkey as well. I cannot cover everything in this blog. You have to check out their menu and website at www.myfitfoods.com. I believe that they could accommodate any taste in healthy and timely manner. That is what we are looking for when we are out and about right? We want food that won’t have us feeling unhealthy or guilty and in a quick and timely manner because we are busy people.
The only disadvantages of this place, if you see them as disadvantages, are that I only saw a couple of things labeled as “organic” and I didn’t see any “Non-GMO” or “Not-treated-with-hormone/antibiotic” labels either. The microwaving to heat the meals might put some people off too. But other than these, I highly recommend trying My Fit Foods.
So far, there are three locations for My Fit Foods in southern California and a fourth one coming soon if it isn’t already open. There is one in Hermosa Beach, Torrance, The one in Santa Monica on Wilshire and Barrington (where my wife and I went), and one coming soon to West Hollywood. Stop in and try My Fit Foods for yourself. I did and I love the place. Hopefully they open more of these restaurants all over so that I can have an easier time getting healthy meals when I am on the go. [youtube=http://youtu.be/JQZATwqaRGk]
-Erasmo of Fitness Results
Its time to be proactive and ward off those so called “Holiday Pounds” by staying active. Fitness Results in Upland is ready to be your partner and lead you through this season weight gain free. Want more than just to stay gain free, no problem we can even help you shed the extra 5 pounds you wrote down on your 2012 resolution list!
To help you get in shape beginning December 10, 2012 we will be offering more Group Fitness classes. Members already attending Boot Camp who can’t adjust your schedule to the new times yet, no problem we will offer the 6:30 – 7:30 PM class for you till the end of the session. The following class times will be available for Group Fitness Classes:
Morning: Monday – Friday 5:30 – 6:30 AM and 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Evenings: Monday – Friday 5:30 – 6:30 PM and 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Weekends: Saturday 7:00 – 8:00 AM and 8:00 – 9:00 AM
We hope that this new schedule will help you in attaining your fitness goals. Please let us know how we can help you by calling 909.608.1780 to book a free consultation!
Rebound exercise is “The most efficient, effective and pleasant exercise ever devised by man.” – N.A.S.A
Fitness Results is excited to introduce Kangoo Jumps and classes. Kangoo Jumps is a motivating rebound exercise for a new way to Boot Camp! Fitness Results will begin offering these fun, exciting, up beat classes at our newly expanded gym in Upland starting after the 1st of the year. Your probably asking yourself “what are Kangoo Jumps?” That is a great question, Kangoo Jumps is the new craze sweeping across Europe, and just recently introduced to the United States. This revolutionary new fitness shoe has a patented Impact Protection System. This system actually reduces ground impact is by up to 80%, putting less strain on your knees, back, and joints. You will feel better
not only about your workout, but also about yourself through the natural release of Endorphin-the hormone of happiness. Basically you can exercise for a shorter period of time, burn more calories, and reduce the risk of injury.
Now you’re thinking, “Okay, what type of exercises will I be doing with these shoes?” Another great question! Our sessions will vary from outdoor Boot Camp structure to indoor high-aerobic and anaerobic plyometric movements. Now don’t let words like “Plyometric Training” stop you from experiencing Fitness Results and Kangoo Jumps classes. Normal Plyometric training consists of repeated movements with numerous contractions of the muscles that require maximal effort. That type of Plyometric training can cause overtraining and a higher risk of injury. Kangoo Jumps are not normal fitness shoes, they reduce your risk of injury. While wearing these shoes, an individual can train
at a higher intensity more often and with less chance of injury. Kangoo Jumps are a great addition to the Fitness Results family to help you reach your goals. Kangoo Jumps, to the beat of the most popular music and our fun outgoing instructors is the perfect recipe for your Fitness Results!
The Kangoo Jumps do have more to offer than just the Impact Protection System.
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Jump start the Lymphatic System- In some parts of the body, lymph fluid actually crystallizes into cellulite (which we know is hard to get rid of)
- Increase endurance (VO2 max) of the cardiovascular system
- Increase energy level- Most exercises are too strenuous for people who lack training Non strenuous, shorter training sessions will increase your energy levels
- Face lift effect- as the cells in your body are repeatedly shortening and lengthening, they become stronger, thicker and firmer
- Promotes good posture and core strength
- Helps prevent osteoporosis
Sign up while spots are still available for what N.A.S.A. says is:
“The most efficient, effective and pleasant exercise ever devised by man!”
Start off your New Years Resolution right with our Introductory Kangoo Jumps Group exercise Special Offer! Available for a limited Time!
Buy 10, thirty-minute (30 min) sessions for $100 and Get 1 Session FREE!
Buy 20, thirty-minute (30 min) sessions for $200 and Get 2 sessions FREE!
Shoe rental: $3.00 per session.
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Holiday Sales Price of $183.00 – that’s a 20% savings OFF Retail!
Kangoo Jumps also makes a great gift for the holidays. Remember this sale is for a limited time, shoe sale ends January 1, 2013
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