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Why You Should Keep a Workout Journal

October 17, 2013

Article By: Lisa FreedmanIf you want to see results from each and every workout you do, chart your progress in an exercise journal. Self-monitoring your workout has proved to be a cornerstone in losing weight and building muscle, sccording to Jeffrey Katula, PhD, an exercise physiologist at Wake Forest University.While many people jot down their weight after stepping off the bathroom scale, researchers at Northwestern University found that those who consistently tracked their exercise habits — especially during holidays — lost more weight compared to those who did not.How can you increase your chance of journal success? "Keep it simple," says Katula. "You're more likely to stick with something that's convenient." Westcott suggests recording the exercises you do, the weight load and the number of repetitions. Also record the time you spend doing cardio, along with other available measurements, including distance, for example, or the pre-programmed treadmill or stationary bike...

Top ten training tips for ladies and gentlemen – legs !!

October 9, 2013

So the next in my training tips series features another crucial part to train – legs. Avoided by gym goers up and down the country generally because it’s hard work and can make you feel a bit sick – the leg workout is probably the most important of the week. Important because you use masses of energy that torches fat ,there’s loads of muscle recruitment and because of this hormones essential for toning and growth are released throughout the body. Yes training legs effectively can influence and change the shape of your entire body so without further ado here are my top ten tips for training your wheels , pins or whatever else you call your legs.1) Do squats and deadlifts – simple really they are exercises that recruit massive amounts of muscle, are multi joint movements( compound) and are most likely to cause the ‘new born foal’ sensation as you walk to your car. Any leg workout that doesn’t include one or both of this is like putting a grand on Norwich to win the...

New workout trends for employees to try – The Reebok Fitness Summer

December 31, 1969

Tell me your sport and I’ll tell you what kind of a person you are… Have you heard that before? As an active and passionate ball sports enthusiast, I think there is definitely some truth in it. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s interesting and also lots of fun to try out new kinds of sports and fitness trends – be it CrossFit, Yoga, Dance, Aerobics or a crazy Obstacle Run. Hence that’s exactly what Reebok offered all adidas Group employees within the Reebok Fitness Summer series that took place over the last weeks at our headquarters in Germany. I talked to some employees who participated in the different events to find out what kind of sports to have on the trend radar for next summer already.What’s behind?Reebok’s clear focus is to become the leading fitness brand. That’s what they drive for and that’s what they want their consumers to feel! Therefore Reebok’s Marketing Team has offered some very special events to fitness enthusiasts in Germany, Austria and...