Infinite Fitness Blog

Dude, Where Are My Abs?

Most people know where their “abs” are, but cannot understand what it takes to have the carved “Channing Tatum a la Magic Mike” midsection. Unfortunately, revealing the ever-coveted six pack, rather than the keg most of us carry, takes a great deal of discipline. Proper training and nutrition are essential for showing off that stunning midsection. Here are some tips …

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Sleeping Beauty Knew a Thing or Two

Sleep is a beautiful thing, but nearly 40% of Americans do not get enough sleep according to the Center for Disease Control. Lack of sleep can lead to lower levels of concentration, increase risk of car accidents and has been linked to higher incidences of heart attacks. Needless to say, sleep is crucial to staying healthy. The average adult needs …

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Meditation for Mindfulness

Meditation has countless benefits, with more being discovered each day; It can lessen stress and anxiety, prevent emotional eating, increase memory retention and recall and even reduce blood pressure. But the actual process of meditation can seem odd if you’ve never done it. So how can you start this ever-growing trend without donning white linen pants? Here are five easy …

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Knowing Your Nutrition

Whether your goal is to gain muscle, lose weight or simply maintain your current weight, nutrition becomes a key to success. In conjunction with a proper fitness regimen, nutrition can be the boost you need to accomplishing your goal, but having a clear understanding of what you’re eating can be extremely difficult. What are those nutrition labels really saying? All …

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To Cardio or to Strength Train? That is the Question.

One of the most common questions I hear is, “should I lift weights first, or do cardio first?” and, while research still cannot say distinctly which is preferable, I can give some insight to the answer I often give. Both weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise are effective methods of training; however, I have often explained to my clients maintaining good form …

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Continuation Through Kaizen

Kaizen is defined as the practice of continued improvement coming from a Sino-Japanese term meaning “change for the better.” While this is predominantly applied to manufacturing operations, it can also be applied to exercise. Often times, our workouts can stagnate, become bland or fail to give us the continued results we desire. This will frequently occur when we follow the …

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Get Behind Bars

It’s no secret that weight training builds muscle, but is there a method of weight training that is truly more effective? Many programs are designed to use machines, free weights and compound movements. An example of a compound movement is a squat because it encompasses multiple joints and acts as a power movement. Which form of training is the most …

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Filling Up On Fiber

We all strive to eat well, but, according to a 2012 study, nearly 97% of Americans don’t consume nearly enough fiber. Eating the proper amount of fiber per day has a magnitude of health benefits. The human body is unable to break down cellulose, a large component of many plants, thus, dietary fiber remains relatively intact as it passes through …

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BCAAs for Recovery

Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, have always been thought of as a failed performance enhancer for athletes. While the research has supported the claim that BCAAs do not inherently increase performance ability, they have taken on a more important role as a recovery aid. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein chains. BCAAs refer to three of the 20 …

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Foam Rolling for ROM

Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release (SMR) that is frequently used in both warm-up and recovery settings. SMR can be used to aid in the recovery of muscles that are prone to being restricted; restriction can stem from overuse, trauma, and inactivity, primarily in the fascia. The fascia surrounds a given muscle, protecting and stabilizing it. When the …

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