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Consistent Exercise Progression: Embrace This One Thing

Here's a breath of fresh air: Exercise is a response to a demand. And the fact is that the more you understand the mechanisms of the response and controls of the demand, the more results you will have to celebrate and the more progress you can make.

Aug 8, 2018

It all comes down to this: it's not what you do, but how you do it.  Here's a breath of fresh air: Exercise is a response to a demand. And the fact is that the more you understand the mechanisms of the response and controls of the demand, the more results you will have to celebrate and the more progress you can make.  Enter the Think Fit Be Fit. model to applying exercise physiology to everyday fitness.

You probably aren't the only one worried about a nebulous workout goal: lose weight/burn calories/insert latest toning trend. A fixed mindset on long-term changes or your human potential is a quick recipe for losing focus and going off-track especially when it comes to nebulous fitness goals.

What you'll learn from this episode:

-My authentic practice on mindset for long-term and consistent results.

-There are scientific research publications that show isometric exercise can impact muscle growth and decrease pain in very little time.

-How I explain to my clients that they can embrace small changes and become more receptive to the benefits of exercise every single day.

Shownotes

9:00 The Think Fit. Be Fit philosophy on making consistent progress in the gym/ micro-adaptions

15:00 The software and hardware of muscle adaptation. The changes of the brain can make our bodies more fit!

17:30 The body's ability to change- don't forget the basics!

22:30 Isometrics- a way to capture quick fitness responses and results.

Featured on the show:

SVZ Internal Performance Center quote

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl5qsjhFIy5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Research that was mentioned

  1. Female study of 20 sets of 6 isometric contractions on knee extension machine

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17107821

  1. Isometric exercises help chronic low back pain.  Pain was reduced and postural changes were seen in the brain

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/302982700_Influence_of_paravertebral_muscles_training_on_brain_plasticity_and_postural_control_in_chronic_low_back_pain

  1. Isometric handgrip training improves hypertensive patients' blood pressure in as little as 2 minutes per day

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22260503

Special thanks to Jennifer Novak for resources and sparking many conversations on the benefits of isometric exercise

http://www.symmetryperformance.com/about/bio.html