2011 October

October 31, 2011

Mark Guthrie, An Ultimate Success Story

For full Commercial Appeal Story click here

Meet Mark Guthrie, he has been working out at Energy Fitness for a year and within that year he has really hit new heights in his workout. If you missed the story the Commercial Appeal ran on Monday, October 24th then let’s do a recap for you… the Energy Fitness version. Mark is someone who comes in for his sessions and works hard on the target areas the Energy Fitness trainer has him do. The focus is heavy weights and cardio, for those who are not verse on how the Energized Method works. Mark dropped 45 pounds, 25 total inches, and his blood pressure drastically reduced to healthy levels. Even Mark’s doctor phoned to congratulate him on a job well done after reading the Commercial Appeal article.

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October 24, 2011

STRENGTH TRAINING

Hello runners! Hope week 6 of running has been awesome despite this sudden cold weather we’ve had. This week, week 7, we will be briefly discussing the importance of strength training; both in general, and pertaining to your running training program.

Strength training is of vital importance for endurance and performance athletes, both during years of training and throughout the rest of your life. Adding strength workouts to your regimen will:

Increase muscle mass

Muscle burns more calories than fat; thus, by adding more muscle to your body, your metabolism will increase.

Help to slow down or halt muscle loss that accompanies aging

Adults lose up to ½ pound of muscle per year after the age of 20, resulting in loss of energy and an overall weaker bodily make-up.

Maintain or increases joint flexibility

Performing a proper warm up and stretching routine in conjunction with your strength training will improve your joint flexibility, which also helps to enhance performance and decrease injury.

 

Increase your endurance and reduces fatigue

Strength training allows your muscles to perform longer before becoming fatigued because a proper strength training program helps your body to better handle with the stresses of running.

Improve fitness variables

Your strength training will enhance your: glucose metabolism, blood pressure, muscle strength/endurance, body composition, and even insulin sensitivity

Improve your mood

Helps to alleviate depression among older adults.

 

Improve brain function

Performing various strength training exercises improves your overall coordination.

Help you sleep more soundly

 

 

Help to control and reduce pain from ailments such as arthritis/old injuries & improve balance and decreases risk for injury

Most runner injuries are a result of muscle imbalances and weakness; these include most knee and hip related issues. Performing a strength routine for your lower body and core are particularly important when training for distance running events.

Regarding our training program this Fall/Winter, Mondays and Wednesdays should be the days when you incorporate strength training into your cross-training routines. Supplemental exercises can be added to your workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays so long as they aren’t overdone.

Always be sure to continuously hydrate, warm-up, cool down, and stretch!

Happy running!!

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October 18, 2011

We want to thank everyone who participated in the first 24 Day Challenge Nutrition Seminar and Grocery Store Tour! We had an awesome turnout. But don’t worry…If you missed the first round, you can visit www.24DayMemphisChallengeSeminar.viprespond.com to register for the next seminar on October 27th and grocery store tour on October 29th. Don’t hesitate! Spots are limited.
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October 17, 2011

WATER

Water is essential. We have to have it and you as a runner should be consuming more than you think. Actually, if you are thinking about it, you are already thirsty; it should become second nature.

What is water? It is 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen

Lungs contain 90%; Brain 70% and body 60%

Ever see a lake not have rain for a few weeks, dries up and it doesn’t look dry but there is certain amount that is needed to maintain that particular body of water meaning the plant life and fish…so why would you wait before you become a drought then you are trying to do damage control!

function: Givers you energy, burns fat, regulates body temperature.

How much do you need?

1 glass an hour that you are awake. 12 hours – 12 glasses or 96 fl oz. As a runner, we have to consume a lot more. We sweat, we burn, our metabolism is high, which water will burn more fat, a build a higher metabolism. Think about it, its a free way of getting slim! Why not do it?!

Too Much? or Too Little?

Watch your urine color is a great indicator, clear- too much; orange- dehydrated

Dehydration: nausea, dizziness, cold sweats, flu-like symptoms.

I, Tracy, was competing in a race once and a guy started literally shutting down all the water he consumed before the race had nothing to do with race day. He started yelling, I can’t see, his skin became like a vacuum pack it started sticking to his skin. It was scary, I will never forget it. Another time, Iron Man the race you compete in all year to then find 100 yards from the finish you collapse to crawl and you can’t have help crossing the line, he had medics, regained himself going from 1st place to 25th place because he did not practice hydration during training.

We are like that lake, we store in coves within the body water but heat readily dries it up.

Are you getting enough water?

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