Thursday, January 29, 2009

Stop the excuses......start moving!

So, the other day I had an interesting conversation with a client. He asked me why is it that not as many people are wearing Body Buggs any more? (a body bugg is a device that resembles an MP3 player, which records activity and calories burned, you may have seen it on "the biggest loser") He then goes on to say that, when he borrowed mine that it did not do much good for him...." all it told me was that I had a slow metabolism"

So, why is this statement interesting? Because, in his mind he now has an excuse to why he really doesn't have to eat right or exercise!..... "My metabolism is slow, and there is nothing I can do about it"....... "I am very active......."...... wait a second, your active? One of the nice things about the body bugg is that I can view his activity levels through out the day. Long story short, is that I am more active in about 2 hours than he is in his whole day. Most people in our society would be surprised to see just how inactive they actually are.

The story above is very common. People can find five excuses to why they can't do something, but they can't find one reason to why they should do something...... and that drives me crazy! Americans are more over weight then ever!, people have more diseases now then ever! Diabetes has become a huge problem in our youth because of the poor eating habits and lack of physical activity...... this kills me!

The moral of the story is STOP making excuses and start taking action. Even if my clients Basel metabolic rate was slower than normal, there are so many things that can be done to improve this. Like increase muscle mass, increase the frequency of your meals and decrease the overall portion size at the same time..... these are just a few.

Next time you are about to do something and you come up with a good reason to why you can't do it, remember...... a reason is just another excuse...... be strong, be disciplined, be determined! STOP making excuses!.... let me say that again. STOP making excuses

One thing nobody can take away from us is our ability to make a choice......the choice is yours.....chose your attitude!.........make good choices!

Ahhhh....I feel much better now that I have vented a little. Thanks for listening.

Life is motion.....Keep moving.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

MTS of the week 1/17/2009

A1 BOSU push-up with bounce (video will be up soon)
A2 Life fitness single arm chest press
B1 Life fitness back lunge single row
B2 Box jumps (high as possible)
C1 Free motion plank shoulder extension pulls (video will be up soon)
C2 Free motion push-ups
D Free Motion Pec fly
E Machine lat pulldown

Saturday, January 17, 2009


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Scott Larkin, ATC, CSCS

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