When it comes to weight loss, most people think it’s all about calories in versus calories out. However the research shows that in the region of 85% of people who go on a diet, actually end up heavier than when they started!
At Kaizen Active, we don’t think 15% is an acceptable ratio for success, so we have developed an altogether different, and far more effective approach to eating for weight loss!
When training for an event, such as a 10k, Half Marathon or Marathon, always ask for advice, or learn how to make up your own training plan. Make sure you include cross training (Metafit, PT, strength work, swimming, walking) as well as running, and plenty of rest and recovery.
I’m writing about resolutions because I read recently that only 8% of resolutions would manage to last a full year, and in another article that the average person manages to last less than a full month before falling off the wagon, and then quitting. At Kaizen Active, we quite simply find it unacceptable, and we are not prepared to stand by and just let this happen!
So what can we add to help make sure that you get what you want in 2013?
So, you have decided that you need / want a Personal Trainer. Congratulations – you have just taken the first step to guaranteeing those results you have not yet been able to achieve on your own.
Choosing a Personal Trainer
In my opinion, everyone should have a Personal Trainer. A trainer can be the difference between a great, effective, fun workout that gets results, compared with a dull, ineffective, boring workouts that overtime leave you frustrated and demotivated.
However, how do you go about choosing a Personal Trainer? And more importantly, how do you choose the right one for you?
Often known as the “straight right” or “right cross” for right handed boxers, or the “straight left” or “left cross” for the left handed boxers, the back hand comes from the furthest back position of the two hands and is therefore used as a really powerful punch.
As with most punches in boxing, a lot of the power in the back hand comes from the floor, therefore it is important that the boxer has a solid base of support – feet apart and planted firmly on the floor.
To understand how best to change behaviours lets start with a visual image. Visualise any current behaviour a bit like being a car on well-worn farm tracks (the tracks become well worn by repeating your behaviours again and again). In addition visualise a little bit of an upward slope either side of the tracks. This for me is the easiest analogy for how a behaviour functions.
Now visualise hundreds of these farm tracks running side by side, above and below and forward and backwards simultaneously. That’s your life’s behaviours! Busy isn’t it?