If you stop doing this, you stop getting results

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22nd, 2010 by RahzS

Just got in from an intensive 2 day mastermind workshop in Chino Hills California. I have to say I’ve always loved California and one day look forward to moving there in the future.

I spent 18 hours over two days with 6 other successful fitness entrepreneurs and we were mentored by a highly sought after and successful business coach Bedros Keuilian. This man has taken several fitness locations and fitness ideas and turned them into multiple 7 figures which means he has a system in place that I was willing to invest in so that I can grow my business not only in monetary terms but in results and success of our clients.

Let me get to the point of why I am telling you this. As the title says, “If you stop doing this, you stop getting results!”

Investing

That doesn’t necessarily mean on a monetary end. It can mean reading a book, trying out new fitness methodologies, picking the B2F teams brain, going to a fitness/nutrition seminar, watching other successful people who have transformed their health and bodies, or cutting certain things out of your life to see the changes. There are so many ways you can invest, but if you do not continue to do it, you will fail in continuing to improve your health.

The reason I feel so strongly about that is because we get too comfortable with what we are doing, that we tend to become more resistant in changing. We think we enjoy where we are, yet when our clients open up to us, you can sense unhappiness whether its a perception of their bodies, the way they feel, or the road their health is heading down.

Our goal here at Breakthroughs To Fitness is to educate, empower, and inspire you to create Breakthroughs in life through fitness.

We have seen the results of our clients change drastically ever since we have been investing heavily on our education as coaches. We love learning new methodologies of exercise, faster and more efficient nutrition strategies, more effective stretching routines, etc.

So I urge you to continue investing in yourself. It’s so powerful of a tool. Don’t stay in your comfort zone. Start to stretch that zone beyond a point where it doesn’t feel natural.

We have several programs that assist our clients in learning more about how to improve their bodies and health, but we want to hear from you on what it is you want to learn more about. What’s a topic or area you could invest more in so that you continue to take your health to new levels.

Email me at b2f@b2finc.com and let me know exactly what you need in order to move forward. We are here to help so please voice your feedback.

Looking forward to your continued results.

Rahsheen Slaughter

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Roslyn Personal Trainer

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Greenvale Personal Trainer endorses caffeine for fat loss with general public?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 11th, 2010 by RahzS

I wanted to share an article we just sent out in our newsletter to our Breakthroughs To Fitness clients. It talks about the benefits of caffeine on sports performance and proper usage. We also go on to note proper intake of caffeine and why it may not be ideal to consume too much for the general public. We always preach moderation, so this does not mean you have to eliminate all your coffee and caffeine drinks (just keep them to moderate levels)

***side note: caffeine suppresses your appetite and is a natural diuretic. Be conscious of when you intake your next meal and always drink plenty of water when ingesting caffeine.

Can caffeine boost your exercise performance?

Caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world. Nearly 100% of adult men and (non-pregnant) women report some level of caffeine consumption. And about 80% of Americans drink coffee (55% daily; 25% occasionally).

Due to its widespread availability and use, both socially and as an ergogenic aid (substances, devices, or practices that enhance an individual‟s energy use, production, or recovery), caffeine was removed from the list of banned substances for athletes.

Caffeine, a naturally occurring substance found in a variety of plants, is generally accepted by most sports scientists as an effective ergogenic aid.

How does caffeine affect performance in exercise and sports?

Its stimulating effect on the central nervous system reduces the sensation of fatigue, perception of work effort and even pain. Caffeine also contributes to improved mental clarity, greater concentration, focus and technical skill during and after strenu- ous activity or fatigue. Ingested caffeine is quickly absorbed by the body and peaks in 1-2 hours.

There are more than 74 good studies on the use of caffeine for both endurance exercise and short-term, higher intensity exer- cise. The vast majority of the studies conclude that caffeine does indeed enhance performance and makes the effort seem easier (by about six percent).
A common explanation to why endurance is improved with caf- feine is the muscle glycogen is spared. Glycogen is the stored energy in the muscle tissue that is broken down during exer- cise. Studies suggest that glycogen sparing may occur as a result of caffeine‟s ability to increase fat availability for skeletal muscle use. It is important to note, however, that studies so far cannot fully explain the ergogenic effect of caffeine.
How much improvement can you gain from a jolt of caffeine before your workout?

It depends on many factors, including:

  • duration and intensity of the activity
  • How much caffeine you ingest
  • When you take it
  • Whether you are a habitual caffeine user

The average improvement in the studies was about 12 percent, with more benefits noticed during endurance exercise than with shorter exercise (eight to 20 minutes). More benefits were also noticed in people who rarely drink coffee, who were not tolerant to its stimulant effect.

Because each person responds differently to caffeine, don‟t assume you‟ll perform better with a caffeine-boost. Depending on when you do your workouts and how you feel be- fore getting started, you can determine if you feel the need for a caffeine boost. Caffeine comes in various forms—coffee, soda, energy drinks, gels, chews, etc.—try a few options to find the one that works best for you prior to a workout. For example, acidic coffee may cause you a bit of nausea during your work- out, whereas a chew may settle better for you.

And as we‟ve mentioned before, watch out for those extra „empty‟ liquid calories. Remem- ber specialty coffees may be filled with extra, unnecessary fat and calories.

So how much caffeine is needed to feel a boost?

A moderate caffeine intake is considered to be 250 mg/day or the equivalent of 2 and a half cups of coffee a day. In research studies, the amount of caffeine that enhances performance ranges from 1.5 to 4 mg per pound of body weight taken one hour before exercise. For a 150 lb person, this comes to about 225 to 600 mg. More doesn‟t seem to be better.
Caffeine levels in products vary, such as: Diet Coke, 12 oz: 30 mg; Espresso, 1 oz shot: 40 mg; Red Bull, 8 oz can: 80 mg; Starbucks, 16 oz coffee: 200 mg.
According to the American Council of Sports Medicine, for the average teenager or adult who is exercising with the goal of enjoyment and self-improvement, using caffeine defeats the purpose. Although we may feel as though we are increasing our performance, it more related to the temporary effects of caf- feine. Proper training, nutritional habits, and sleep are more sensible and productive approaches (without the side effects) to get the most benefit from your exercise routine.

Dedicated to your results,

Rahsheen Slaughter

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Greenvale Personal Trainer

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Greenvale Personal Trainer Uses Medicine Ball to Burn Fat – Workout 2

Posted in Medicine Ball Workouts on August 6th, 2010 by RahzS

Greenvale Personal Trainer Rahsheen Slaughter, demonstrates how to use a medicine ball as an effective tool in burning fat and creating a metabolic disturbance within your body. Performing these exercises in a circuit fashion back to back will get your heart pumping.

There are always ways to modify the workouts, so if you feel you can not complete them, either rest between exercises or complete the exercises a little slower.

This is workout 2 of the medicine ball workout series. Check back every week for a different exercise routine with a different exercise tool.

Any questions leave your comments below or email us at b2f@b2finc.com. Come join our personal training in Greenvale.

Dedicated to your results,
Rahsheen Slaughter
Breakthroughs To Fitness
Greenvale Personal Trainer

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Greenvale Personal Trainer Uses Kettlebells To Burn Fat – Workout 2

Posted in Kettlebell Workouts on August 2nd, 2010 by RahzS
Kettlebell Workouts that burn fat

Kettlebell Workouts that burn fat

Greenvale Personal Trainer Rahz Slaughter, demonstrates how to use you Kettlebells as an effective tool in burning fat and creating a metabolic disturbance within your body. Performing these exercises in a circuit fashion back to back will get your heart pumping.

There are always ways to modify the workouts, so if you feel you can not complete them, either rest between exercises or complete the exercises a little slower. Adjust your body position to make the exercises easier.

This is workout 2 of the kettlebell workout series. Check back every week for a different exercise routine with a different exercise tool.

Greenvale Personal Trainer Uses Kettlebells To Burn Fat – Workout 2

Any questions leave your comments below or email us at b2f@b2finc.com. Come join our personal training in Greenvale.

Dedicated to your results,
Rahsheen Slaughter
Breakthroughs To Fitness
Greenvale Personal Trainer

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