Category Archives for "Fitness"

Training with the Pros!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Yesterday I had the privilege of hanging out with Tom Vachét.  I was introduced to Tom by a good friend of mine Albert Hannemann.  Al-B is a professional beach volleyball player.  Tom is a Master Trainer, Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Specialist, and Case Management Consultant, with a wide ranging expertise in health and fitness.  Tom is credited with […]

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The Tabata Experiment!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Department of Physiology and Biomechanics, National Institute of Fitness and Sports, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. This study consists of two training experiments using a mechanically braked cycle ergometer. First, the effect of 6 wk of moderate-intensity endurance training (intensity: 70% of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), 60 min.d-1, 5 d.wk-1) on the anaerobic capacity (the maximal accumulated […]

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The Tabata Protocol!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

The Tabata Protocol is a high-intensity workout that produces amazing results.  A Tabata workout (also referred to as a Tabata sequence) is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum effort exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without pause for 8 cycles.  The total time to complete the Tabata sequence is four […]

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Myths About Older Adults and Resistance Training!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Many People believe that older adults should avoid resistance training because they may injure themselves.  But the opposite is true!  Properly performed resistance training is crucial for older adults for many reasons.  many older adults (especially those older than age 80) are too weak to get out of a chair, prevent themselves from failing, or […]

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Is your heart healthy?

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Cardiologist can measure whether or not you have a healthy heart, or cardiovascular fitness, by doing a stress test with a standardized treadmill exercise test.  Based on your age and the stage of exercise your fitness level can be determined.  Your heart function can also be looked at with the use of an echocardiogram.  This […]

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The 3 hour recovery window!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness , Inflammation , Nutrition

After a strenuous workout, you have about a three-hour window to refuel the body for proper recovery.  Inhibit inflammation and recover faster by supporting your immune system with natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods, like those containing vitamin C (kiwifruit, broccoli) or vitamin E (sunflower seeds, spinach), carotenoids (cantaloupe, sweet potatoes), selenium (tuna, chicken breast), omega-3 […]

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Think yourself fit!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Start thinking about being fit and healthy. Our thought processes influence our capacity to obtain personal and career goals, and recent research shows that how we think and what we think can have a significant impact on our fitness and muscle development, weight loss and our devotion to exercise. When you have a thought or […]

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