Fitness Questions and Answers

Keep the questions and inquiries coming!


When is the best time to work out? Julison, Atlanta, GA


When you will! When are you most likely, physically AND mentally, to work out properly? Your answer to my question is my answer to yours. I personally enjoy early morning workouts as they set the tone for my productive day to follow. I also find that I have more energy in the mornings and am more amped! And that’s how it’s done! And that’s how it’s done!

How much weight should I lose weekly when trying to get in shape? L., Scottsdale

Don’t just measure fitness progress by weight loss alone. This is a dangerous habit. When one adds resistance training to an exercise regime, one’s musculature will change – often times becoming “heavier.” Measure your progress comprehensively. How do you feel?

Is it important to stretch before working out? Carey B., Seattle

Yes! Stretching helps to prevent injury and facilitates a better workout. However, make certain that you do brief cardio or a “warm-up” PRIOR to stretching. That means a minimum of 8 minutes walking, jogging, jumprope, skipping, cycle, swim, etc. Cardio helps circulate oxygen to the muscles. Oxygenated muscles are most receptive! And that’s how it’s done!



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