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These Rumors Aren’t True

June 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

MythI’ve got to warn you. There are false rumors going around about strength training.

The truth is that strength training is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and appearance.

If you’ve fallen for these 5 myths then you’re missing out on tremendous potential results.

Myth #1 Muscle Turns Into Fat

Why would anyone want to build muscle if it could morph into fat after a span of disuse? Rest assured that this is a myth of the highest order.

Muscle tissue is muscle tissue. Fat tissue is fat tissue. One will never become the other.

Myth #2 Strength Training Doesn’t Burn Fat

On the contrary, muscle mass is your number one ally against fat gains.

A pound of muscle burns 10-20 calories each day, while you’re just living and breathing. Regular strength training helps you increase your muscle mass as well as preserve existing muscle mass, turning you into a fat burning machine.

TrueFalseMyth #3 Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulk Up

Yes, strength training increases the amount of muscle on your body; so many women take this to mean that their body will become body-builder-esque, which is quite the look you’re going for.

The truth is that the female body simply doesn’t contain high enough levels of testosterone to produce that level of results without a very focused and dedicated effort.

The tighter, toned figure of a recreational female weight lifter is every bit feminine.

Myth #4 Strength Training Is For Young People Only

Ha, that’s a used-up excuse that senior citizens across the globe have shattered.

Assuming that your doctor has given you the OK, you have much to gain from a regular weight lifting routine.

Improved balance and coordination, better strength and flexibility, and a decreased risk of osteoporosis are just the beginning.

Myth #5 Use Light Weight and High Reps To Tone

This myth, popularized in the 90’s, that very high repetitions of very light weights would result in a toned physique, has become outdated. These high repetitions will increase your muscular endurance but will not add strength or tone.

We now know that in order to truly challenge your muscles, heavier weights with lower repetitions are a must. Start with an 8-10 repetition range and push your muscles with each set.

Including strength training as a part of your fitness routine is essential for achieving a fit and toned body.

My custom-made fitness programs remove all of the guesswork for you. I know what works, and I make it my mission to see you reach your goals.

Call me at (813) 571-3700 or email Rob@RobZFitness.com today and we’ll get you started on the program that’s best for you.

Pickled Egg & Tuna Salad

June 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Pickled Egg & Tuna SaladYou’ve heard of egg salad and you’ve heard of tuna salad, but have you ever heard of Pickled Egg & Tuna Salad?

Basically what we have done here is combine the best of both beloved salads to create a dish that is truly satisfying and nutritious.

It’s high in protein, low in carbs and big on flavor.

The crunchy bites of tangy pickle are fantastic!

This recipe is great to pack for lunch to keep you on track with your healthy eating throughout your workday.

Enjoy!

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 (6oz) can albacore tuna, in water, drained and flake
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • ¼ cup pickles, chopped
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves for serving

In a large bowl combine the tuna, eggs, pickles, yogurt, parsley, sea salt and pepper. Mix well until creamy and fully combined.

Chill the salad for 20 minutes and then serve on the large lettuce leaves. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 117 calories, 5g fat, 1g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 16g protein.

Kids BootCamp

June 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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Don’t let your kids sit in front of the electronics for the whole summer!

Bring them to “Kids Boot Camp

An hour of fun fitness that will keep your children fit and active in a safe environment!

STRENGTH * ENDURANCE * HEALTHY

LIFESTYLE * FUN * FRIENDS * CONFIDENCE * TEAMWORK

 

June and July sessions available for boys and girls, ages 8 – 14

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5pm

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