Misconceptions that Drive Me Crazy

Personal trainers often hear, oh no I can’t workout because I have a back problem, or a knee problem.

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Wrooooong! You have back or knee problems because you don’t workout. That is the single biggest cause of most injuries. And there’s no denying that fit people recover much much much  faster than unfit people.

And very unfit people often don’t recover at all. The smallest injuries becomes chronic. If you did workout you didn’t do the right things.

You ran. You did backward somersaults. Please, do yourself a favour, don’t run if you have back or knee problems.

I spend a full 15 minutes working on the back at Saturday Abs Class. My back has never felt better. Yours will too.  You can fix most of these problems. And if you can’t you should workout anyways.

Get off the couch! Keep me posted on your status for the classes, por favor. Ciao, Pietroi

 

 

 

 

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Using Your Fitness

13939561_10208804404340298_8525059570898055312_nLugging bags of cement and mixing, dumping a load at the urban waste terminal, building a deck. It’s all just exercise.

Such exertion is off the grid of your normal workout. Therefore invaluable fitness-wise, and wonderful for getting things done.

Even cleaning the toilet takes on a whole new meaning. Having a practical application gives you more incentive.

And if you don’t have any renos at your house, just come to mine. I have plenty of “workouts” for you to do.

In the mean time, see you at yoga Friday yoga, Saturday abs, and Weight Lifting on Tuesday. Ian is teaching this week.

Ciao, Pietro

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Intensifying Flavours

We have Virgin Olive Oil all the way from Petrina region of Greece. It’s notably thicker,  tastier, more fragrant. Olive oil that actually really tastes like olives.

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Infused with fresh rosemary, garlic, dried chili and basil, peppercorns. I find it better not to overwhelm the taste by adding anything at all to it.

Put it in on salads, toast, cook with it lightly. Pour it over your head, and guzzle it. This stable of the Mediterranean diet is highly preventative of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer…

You don’t run right without the right oil… any more than your car. Available at Panacea for $10. Pick one up tonight at Heavy Lifting Tuesdays.

Keep me posted. Ciao, , Pietro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Even More Specific

Are you hamstring or quadriceps dominate?

Lift up the  pant-leg of your shorts, half-squat, and look in the mirror. You’ll see which muscles are innately more developed, the hamstring at the back or the quadriceps at the front.strong-vs-toned_06

Like me you might be hamstring dominate. You want to shift the focus to the quadriceps. For balance. And, honestly, because powerful quadriceps are just plain sexy. And useful… in life, and in athletic endeavour.

Here’s what to do accelerate the development of the quadriceps. Precede your squats with a set of stationary lunges. Lunges emphasize the quadriceps, and shift the focus of your squats away from the hamstrings toward the quadriceps.

QUADRICEPS-WORKOUT-AT-EOS-FITNESS-640x360That’s what at least some of us will be doing tonight at Heavy Lifting Tuesday. Especially for women who are looking for definition in their legs, and just aren’t getting it from Aerobic Classes.

See you tonight! Ciao, P

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