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Cutting Edge Personal TrainingMarch 14, 2016
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7 Ways Strength Training Can Change Your Life

Getting married.
Having a baby.
Moving across the world.
Going to night school to get a degree.
We would all agree that these are life-changing events that make one a different person. But...

What about spending some time strength training?
Would you agree that this could also be life-changing?

Absolutely.

Right off the top of my head, I can think of SEVEN WAYS your life can change significantly. But only if you're willing to COMMIT to strength training. Here they are.

Change #1: Toned

This one’s obvious for anyone who has ever stepped inside a gym. When you add strength training to your routine, your body shapes up quickly. Working with me, you can determine an appropriate strength-training regimen that will give your body the look you desire. When you look better, you feel better and more confident. But lifting weights isn’t just about looking good…

Change #2: Health Risks Drop

Want to reduce your worry factor significantly? Then start lifting weights. When you do, you’ll find your body has better defense against the common cold and other everyday sicknesses. But that’s not all. By lifting weights and staying healthy, you’ll be better able to sidestep countless diseases that plague so many—from diabetes and cancer to heart disease and stroke.

Change #3: You’ll Go Longer

Ever just want to crash and burn after a hard day at work? Wish you had the stamina to play a game of kickball with your kids on the weekends? Lifting weights will help you improve your stamina so you can do just that. Once you’ve lifted weights for a while, your muscles grow stronger and you learn how to power through even when you’re feeling a bit worn out. Going longer, however, isn’t reserved for the athletic field.

Change #4: Sex Improves

Lifting weights may not transform you into some sort of sexual maniac, but it will do lots of good things for your body that in turn translates to good things for your sexual abilities. One way strength training does this is by improving blood flow throughout your body, which is important for sexual function. On top of blood flow, you will feel better about your body and become less likely to struggle with sexual dysfunction.

Change #5: You Can Focus

Meetings aren’t the most exciting events in the world. I'm sure many of you experience times when they feel like they're droning on for hours. Not to mention those times when your involvement feels like it's doing little to help those you’re meeting with to find solutions. Until you start lifting weights. Suddenly, your brain is getting the blood flow necessary for optimal function and your brain even grows new cells. Once your most important muscle kicks into overdrive, you’re ready to be alert and thoughtful.

Change #6: You’ll Smile More

Life is not easy. And when it comes at you full force, the stress can be too much. When this happens, you may find yourself spiraling into a bout of sadness or even depression. Lift weights regularly, however, and you’ll experience something the prescription-producing world doesn’t want you to know. Lifting weights gives your body what it needs to fend off depression. And you don’t need a doctor’s appointment for a weight-lifting session.

Change #7: You Live in the Now

It is good to plan and know what you’re doing with your life. However, if you spend all your life worried about what you’re going to do with yourself when you retire in 23 years, you’re missing out on something very important: the here and now. When you lift weights, you’re forced to focus on the task at hand. Otherwise, you’ll never get that final rep in. By incorporating strength training, your life is changed for the better because you finally learn to live in the moment...a skill that translates to increased life satisfaction.

Sound good to you?

If you live in the Nashville, TN area, I'll be coming for you in May 2016! Give me a call or shoot me an email today to get started on a fitness routine that’s custom tailored to your needs.

Not Too Sweet

If want to reduce body fat, start by cutting down the sugar in your diet.

I CAN'T EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH!

Sugar encourages fat storage by causing your insulin levels to rise. Try natural low-calorie alternatives to sugar, such as stevia, to replace refined and processed sugars.

PS - 2nd to sugar? Alcohol. If you want to reduce body fat, cut it.

Tangy Green Beans

Green beans are low in calories and packed with vitamins and healthy fiber. This dish comes together quickly and the flavors are deliciously tangy.

Servings: 5

Here’s what you need…
  • 8oz fresh green beans
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown rice vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons diced yellow onion
  • dash of salt and pepper
  1. Steam the green beans until soft, yet still with a slight crunch.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add the green beans and toss together.
  3. Transfer beans to serving dish and enjoy.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 47 calories, 2g fat, 5g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 3g protein.

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James Cipriani - CPT
CT's Premier Fitness Expert

1120 Federal Rd
Brookfield CT, 06804

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The Cutting Edge Exercise Guidelines...Are YOU Meeting Them?
If you're not meeting your weight loss goals, of course how you eat is one of the #1 fixes you should be looking at. BUT...one of the EASIEST things to change is your exercise variable.

In a week, at a MINIMUM, EVERYONE should be getting in 4 Days combined of Resistance Training and/or Interval Cardio Work

That means, if you work with me...

1 x Week, you should be adding:
- 1 more Resistance Training day on your own plus 2 Interval Cardio Sessions. OR...
- 2 more Resistance Days on your own plus 1 Interval Cardio Sessions.

2 x Week, you should be adding:
- 2 Interval Cardio Sessions. OR...
- 1 More Resistance Training Day done on your own PLUS 1 Interval Cardio Day.

3 x Week, you should be adding:
- 1 Interval Cardio Day.

On top of this, as an added BONUS, EVERYONE would benefit from adding 1-2 Steady-State Cardio Sessions in a week.Go for a walk. A jog. Hop on a bike. Whatever you choose, just get moving at a steady pace and do it for 40-60 minutes. Of course, this will be depending on the time availability in your personal schedule AND your desire to get results.

Are you meeting the Cutting Edge Exercise Guidelines?