Motivation

Intrinsic motivation describes one’s internal drive to participate, exert effort, and be persistent when engaging in an activity. Intrinsically motivated individuals partake in an activity simply due to the pleasure and satisfaction derived from the activity itself (Hunter, 2008).  Not surprising, it is a huge factor in long-term exercise program adherence. As a person whoContinue reading “Motivation”

Osteoporosis, Age, Parkinson’s decrease dynamic balance and increase fall risk

Motor abilities influence an individual’s success in the performance of certain motor skills (Magill & Anderson, 2013). A motor ability of interest is dynamic balance, or the ability to maintain stability while one is in motion, as there is a strong correlation between poor balance and falls (although it is not the only factor), whichContinue reading “Osteoporosis, Age, Parkinson’s decrease dynamic balance and increase fall risk”

Practice makes perfect

I grew up to the sound of instructors reciting the mantra, “Practice makes perfect.” I was taught that all I had to do was practice hard and often, and one day, I’d be a master of whatever task I was working at. Unfortunately, research shows that the process isn’t that simple. One must deliberately practiceContinue reading “Practice makes perfect”

Sane, Balanced, Motivated

It’s the 2nd week of February, and this year is flying by. Since there is so much “new” in my life, a new job, schedule, blog, and goals, I’m always juggling and frequently re-evaluating. Today’s post is going to be an update on what’s going on in my life right now and what I’m doingContinue reading “Sane, Balanced, Motivated”

DIY Healthy Diet

  Many of us find ourselves with more than ideal amounts of body fat. Listening to a Physique Science Radio podcast the other day, Layne Norton said something that resounded with me; talking about the national obesity problem he stated that, contrary to what one may think, we are actually really good at losing weight. Many obese or overweightContinue reading “DIY Healthy Diet”

The Often Overlooked Warm up

Arrive at gym. Check-in at the front desk.  Walk to treadmill. Start running. Arrive at gym. Check-in at the front desk. Walk to bench press. Perform working sets of exercise. What’s missing here? The warm up! And by “warmup” I don’t mean 3 arm circles before benching or a 5 second quad stretch and toe-touchContinue reading “The Often Overlooked Warm up”

Wednesday Workouts Body & Mind

Body Workout My current workout schedule is a 4 day resistance training split with one day of interval cardio per week. My split is: -Upper Body -Lower Body -Full Body A -Full Body B and my focuses are increasing strength on bench press and deadlift and increasing repetitions on pull-ups. I’m using a programing techniqueContinue reading “Wednesday Workouts Body & Mind”

January Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but I love resolutions, planning, and goals. I’m truly a goal-oriented person. I love setting goals in all areas of my life as they give me direction, focus, and a sense of purpose. I also think resolutions give us hope that the future will be a little different, a bitContinue reading “January Resolutions”