San Jose NPC Night Show

 

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Rasa (left) awarded her 2nd place trophy in Women’s Figure

This last weekend we had two of our competitors participating in the 33rd annual San Jose NPC competition. Since it was my first time attending a competition, I brought a friend from out of town that was coincidentally visiting  to the night show with me. The show was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center and was nearly sold out. Continue reading

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What are the most popular fitness classes today?

Recently I have been doing some research on what fitness classes are in high demand based on what classes gyms are offering. Sweat Studio is hoping to open Continue reading

How to eat healthy while on vacation?

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While on vacation, people who are health-conscious are often tempted and fall off track their diet. I mean who cannot resist getting a churro or two while at Disneyland or other theme parks. Here are some tips I found useful to help stay on track to eating healthy while still on vacation. Continue reading

Strategy for Building Size

For building size, scheduling an effective weekly split routines requires some planning. When you read this article try to understand WHY these routines are effective. HINT: Brief yourself with anatomy and learn muscle origins, insertions of each major muscle group http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/top-3-muscle-building-routines-max-muscle-gains.htm

BREAKING THE PLATEAU – UNDERSTANDING F.I.T.T.E

For exercise beginners, weight training twice per week and perhaps two 30 minute sessions of cardio can deliver results.  Unfortunately, our bodies adapt very easily and within a few weeks this type of effort is not enough to make a significant change.  As a person gets stuck in a plateau an appropriate method is to implement the FITTE method into their program.   If you change 3 of the following procedures below perhaps you may break that plateau! Continue reading

What if you can compete in Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure or Bikini Competitions for FREE?

Being a competitor especially a female figure or bikini competitor can become expensive.  When you consider just the basics needed such as a suit, heels, tan, make up and enrollment fees it can easily average over $800.00 for your first show.  This price tag goes up when you need personal training, coaching, travel and lodging.  Some competitors may find themselves spending near $2000.  To some it’s well worth it, let’s face it, you are showcasing a physique that many wished they had.  Plus all the potential opportunities that may come your way from the publicity.    After you get through the first show, it’s easier to your pocket with spending expenses averaging about $450 , given the fact that you no longer need personal training and coaching while excluding travel and lodging. Continue reading

Air Conditioning while Exercising?

Ribbons on a FanTrainers mention this to your clients! Don’t blast that air conditioning when you exercise! You expend more fat when your body is hot and thermogenic! Exercising is supposed to be uncomfortable! Sweating is good! You don’t sweat if it’s too cold! You’re putting yourself at higher risk of injury when your muscles cool off. Just remember to hydrate.