I have always been especially concerned about human muscular balance. It is my experience that when muscular balance is off, many negative symptoms begin to manifest. We were all born with an innate balance between opposing muscle groups. They are not necessarily even, and, in fact, they rarely are. One of the biggest mistakes I have seen in observing people weight training is that they often assume that if they are lifting "x" weight with their biceps, then they should be able to use that same weight for their triceps. Wrong!
Posted by Kim Pye at 08:18 AM. Filed under: General
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I spent the vast majority of my life sure that all the "hows" were up to me to figure out. As if that weren't enough, I thought that it was my responsibility to make sure everyone close to me was happy. Failing miserably time and time again did not slow me down, however. It was deeply conditioned into me from a very young age that everything and anything worth having
required hard work and lots of it. I was taught to keep pushing, no matter how many obstacles presented themselves, and that if I just kept my eye firmly fixed on the goal, sooner or later I would succeed. It was instilled in me to believe that there is virtue in suffering. I thought if I suffered through, then I would somehow be rewarded. Gratefully, all of the above has proven to be false, incorrect and downright ludicrous.
Posted by Kim Pye at 09:25 AM. Filed under: General
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We are all quite clear as to what constitutes healthy eating habits. There has been so much media around this topic that one would have to be living in a cave to not realize the parameters. Besides eating 8?10 servings of complex carbohydrates daily, unsaturated oils/fats, 10?12 oz. of very lean protein and plenty of pure water, we need to be conscious of our portion sizes. Skipping meals is an absolute no-no, because we know that ingesting food keeps our metabolism revved up and burning efficiently.
Posted by Kim Pye at 10:39 AM. Filed under: General
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While personal training, I am often in the unique position of being asked for my counsel on many different levels. Everything from what foods are more nutritionally beneficial to very personal, gut?wrenching issues. No, I do not for a minute propose to be a therapist, nor do feel I am an expert in any field but my own. However, once a deep trust has been built between myself and a client, there are times I will offer suggestions. I always preface any topic outside my realm of expertise with, "this is simply my experience and opinion ... take it for what it is worth."
Posted by Kim Pye at 10:38 AM. Filed under: General
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