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How To Get Started On A Fitness Program

How To Get Started On A Fitness Program

It’s that time of year again, and you still haven’t achieved the fitness goal you set for yourself last year. Millions of people become more dedicated to their exercise program in January and February. The Gyms and Health Clubs that promote the quick fix, double their new enrollment, and member participation is at an all-time high.

Progressive Overload

Progressive Overload

What does it mean? Now because of an amazing thing called Google you can find out why many of the large big box gym chains and most personal trainers do not want you to know about “progressive overload.” Or worse, they don’t even know themselves!

Making Progress in Your Fitness Program

Making Progress in Your Fitness Program

No matter what your goal is: muscle mass, strength, speed, weight or body fat loss, etc. the most important factor in your training program is making progress. Progressive overload is the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise training and is what makes your muscles grow bigger, stronger and faster.

The Truth about Common Fitness Industry Terms

The Truth about Common Fitness Industry Terms

After almost three decades of being in the health/fitness/bodybuilding industry in one form or another, as trainer, membership salesperson, manager, or club owner, I have heard all the catchy industry terms that are used to sell supplements, diets, and all these new fad exercise plans, routines and programs to people.

Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

Since your muscle tissue needs nutrition every 3 to 4 hours, it makes sense to time your meals 3 to 4 hours apart. The optimum daily meal schedule would be to eat 4 to 5 times per/day for fat-loss/lean muscle maintenance, and 6+ times per/day for muscle gain.

The Old 80/20 Rule

The Old 80/20 Rule

In business, when I first started managing people I learned that (80% of the work is done by 20% of the employees) this also holds true in the Fitness Industry when enrolling new members. However, it works the exact opposite in the “Big Box, One Size Fits All” gyms and training programs.

10 Ways To Find Time For Fitness

10 Ways To Find Time For Fitness

Time is a precious commodity and with the fast-paced, urgent world we live in, most people push their needs – including exercise – to the bottom of their to-do lists. You may not have thought of it this way, but exercise saves you time and will most likely add longer and stronger years to your life.

10 Most Common Workout Mistakes

10 Most Common Workout Mistakes

Although regular exercise like cardio, boxing is good for body and soul, diving headfirst into an advanced exercise program is not encouraged. It can even be dangerous if you don’t avoid some common mistakes. If you’re a beginner, your body isn’t prepared for the types of strains exercise can place on it.

Fitness Fads That Soon Will Fade

Fitness Fads That Soon Will Fade

Fitness is constantly changing and seemingly evolving every single day with the latest and ‘greatest’ new fitness fads. The Crest is committed to checking in to these new changes as they occur, but the question we always ask is what will actually stick in the fitness industry?