Archive for August, 2011
You may recall about a month ago I suffered a left biceps tendon tear. The initial injury was brought on by performing concentration curls with a 50 lb dumbbell about 6 weeks ago. While I felt a pop in the bottom position, I thought the damage was minimal and was possibly just a strain. And unlike when I hurt my back several months ago, I stopped immediately, and iced and rested it for two weeks. It felt so great as if nothing was wrong, so I went back to my regular exercise program full force.
But after teaching and clearing up More >
Today’s Ask Alfonso podcast should resonate with a lot of you out there.
Frances works a desk job and can’t afford a gym membership. She walks 20 – 30 minutes per day, but can’t seem to lose the last 10 pounds. So she wants to know what she should do – and eat – next!
The thing is this – as I always say, you don’t need a gym to get fit. With some creativity and a few inexpensive tools, you can get an amazing workout not just in your home, but anywhere. And walking can be part of your exercise arsenal.
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Hello friends in fitness, check this out!
It’s time for another Angry Trainer Fitness video as we continue our Exercise Rights And Wrongs strand, where I show you the right AND wrong way to perform a commonly misunderstood exercise.
Today’s video is all about the “guns”, yes the almighty biceps muscles. Few muscles make such an impression as a great set of arms, but sadly I see people cheating, swinging, and practicing bad form on a daily basis. Check out my tips and feel free to leave your comments and questions.
We are truly a nation obsessed with physical appearance. I’m guilty of it, and billions of others are as well. And we all know most people diet and exercise in an attempt to change how they look, rather than improve their health. But as I always say there’s a diffenece between looking fit and actually being fit…
Yesterday I saw the above photo of Sean Penn in the British tabloid The Sun running in Malibu with his young girlfriend. And man does he look awesome! Don’t forget, Sean’s no spring chicken – this guy is 51. But is Sean really a More >
If you’ve been following my Angry Trainer exercise ideology for a while now, you’ll know I’m generally not a fan of machines. The reason is simple: in most cases the machine does most of the work – meaning you don’t receive the full benefits of your workouts
But that doesn’t have to be the case! If you use machines in a smart way they can be a useful tool in your fitness arsenal.
So in this 5 Tips In 5 Minutes I’m sharing a few suggestions to get the most out of your favorite machine. Try these tips out and let me know More >
What are your thoughts on High Altitude “Replica” training?
I work and mostly train at high altitude, although my home is 3000 ft. lower. While at home, I like to workout and try to replicate the high altitude conditions by wearing a ski mask with a towel covering my mouth and nose.
Is there anything I should be aware of before I push myself too far?
This installment of Fast Food Fix is unique.
Yep, we’ve finally come across a restaurant that promotes healthy nutrition through use of unprocessed foods. Chipotle has its act together. In fact the website nutrition guide even says, “all calories are not created equal”, and that it’s important to know the source of your food, not just how many calories a particular meal has.
Sounds good, but do the numbers back it up?
This is usually the part of the post where I would list my 3 best choices. But truthfully the entire menu is great! You have your choice of burritos with beans, chicken More >
This Testing The Trainers comes by way of an Ask Alfonso question written to me by Sara, who recently discovered the Tone It Up girls, Katrina and Karena.
Sara asked for my opinion about the girls training and fitness program. Sara, I’m honored you’ve asked for my opinion. Here you go…(more…)