Top 10 Things you Should Know about Cr8 Fitness

Who doesn’t like a good “Top Ten” list?

Did you know?

  1. You can control the intensity of each training session with your own effort.  Don’t overlook this.
  2. Pain increases cortisol and cortisol increases body fat.  There is no benefit to working out in pain. Avoid the painful patterns (and get the proper medical attention if necessary) and train the non-painful patterns with intensity.
  3. Soreness is ok, but it’s not a marker of a good training session.  Just because you aren’t’ sore the next day, don’t think that you didn’t train smart (or hard).
  4. Nutrition is a Big Deal. Eating healthy foods is always going to be shouted out by your coach. Perfection is not. Planning your meals is priority to making healthy a priority.
  5. Overtraining (under-recovering) is a major contributor to lack of results and people giving up.  Nutrition and sleep are crucial to continued progress, as is taking a break. Taking a scheduled recovery week IS training.
  6. Lifting weights does not make women bulky! Resistance training will make you strong and lean.  Not lifting weights will make you frail.
  7. You get much better results from doing a less challenging exercise in good form than you will from a more challenging progression in bad form.  Intensity must follow proper form, and is dependent on it.
  8. If your goal is fat loss, it’s important to know that you typically can’t out-train poor nutrition.  Treat your treats like treats. You can’t live well if all you eat is cheats and treats.
  9. Recovery is just as important as your training.  A good post training meal, 7-8 hours of sleep, stress reduction, and tissue quality work are essential to a balanced program.  You must work just as hard at good health outside of Cr8 Fitness as you do inside the gym.
  10. We work on your core everyday without doing any sit-ups and crunches.  Your lumbar spine is made to stabilize, not flex and extend repeatedly under load.  We do stabilization exercises for the core, and if your form is right you are working your core on EVERY exercise that we select. Core training at its best is working to maintain good posture under the load or force that is trying to alter that posture.

All these things combined helped Dean and I to come up with Cr8 Fitness's tagline. 

"Eat Well. Exercise Smart. Enjoy life."

So there you go, our Current Top 10

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Coach Nancy

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