Infinite Fitness Blog

Get Out of Your Own Way: The Impact of Self-Talk

How you talk to yourself matters. If you continually berate yourself, you may find it very difficult to ever feel good about yourself. Alternatively, if you are feeling good about something, you may end up feeling guilty for feeling good; simply because you are used to feeling bad about yourself. This all stems from how you talk to yourself. The …

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Tips to Managing Stress

Stress – it’s basically unavoidable. Life today means we are always working, always moving, always on the go. All of this adds up to a variety of side effects, from poor eating habits and excessive drinking to sleeplessness and weakened immune systems. Fortunately, more and more people have recognized these harmful effects of stress and are taking steps to remedy …

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Treadmill Frankensteining

Your walking and running patterns are very important. Changing your natural walking/running pattern increases your chance for injury and typically burns less calories, which brings us to… Treadmill Frankensteining. Treadmill Frankensteining is exactly what it sounds like: when someone is holding onto the treadmill with both hands in front of them while they walk/jog. Usually there is some sort of …

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Gluten: To Eat or Not To Eat

According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. But just what is gluten sensitivity? Gluten sensitivity is the term used to describe people who cannot tolerate gluten and end up experiencing symptoms similar to celiac disease. Symptoms include GI difficulties, headaches, joint pain or numbness in the fingers or toes. Dr. Arthur …

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Are you being sabotaged?

Now that you’ve embarked on your fitness journey, you may notice a change in your family and friends. While they initially were supportive and helped you reach your goals, that support has tapered off. There could be any number of reasons for this change. “Sometimes friends simply want you to feel good about yourself as you are,” writes Dr. David …

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Strength

What is strength? I bet if you asked this question to yourself your answer would be quite vague. “Well strength is..being strong?” As a powerlifter strength is my end all be all, what I strive to make greater after each session in the gym. Strength means adding twenty pounds to my squat for a new PR. To my clients strength …

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Breathe Easier!

Often underestimated, proper breathing is essential to everyday health and well-being. Breathing delivers oxygen to your blood, then your blood delivers oxygen to your organs, muscles and other body tissues. Just like with almost everything else in life, there is a better, more efficient way to breathe. This more efficient way of breathing is known by a number of different …

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It’s All About Balance

There are many muscles involved to help you balance yourself in any position. From sitting or standing to walking or running, the better your balance, the better you can perform these activities. Sitting and standing are regarded as stable positions, while walking or running are inherently unstable movements. As your balance improves, the more stability you’ll have when performing both …

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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS, is a rehabilitative method based on the principals of developmental kinesiology or movement. It is designed to stimulate the movement control centers in the brain to activate the body’s natural stabilization system. Professor Pavel Kolar, PaedDR, in Prague, pioneered DNS therapy. DNS is gaining in popularity worldwide among health care providers, athletic trainers, athletes and …

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Why “Feeling Full” After Eating is Misleading

Why do you eat? It’s a simple question that can be surprisingly difficult to answer. There are many answers to this question, but if you ask around I think you’ll land on the consensus that most people eat to satisfy a feeling of hunger. You may not know why you “feel hungry”, but it’s unpleasant and you’d like that feeling …

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