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Common Fitness Questions and Answers – Part 3

   

Common Fitness Questions and Answers

       

Fitness newbies and pros alike often have questions when it comes to fitness matters. I’ve rounded up ten more common fitness questions and answers to help you along on your journey. If you have a fitness question you’d like to see answered please feel free to post it in the comments!

Is it Okay to Reward Myself for Exercising?

What Can I do if I am Overweight and Intimidated by the Gym?

How Much Exercise Should I Do To Start?

Is Walking Good Exercise?

How Many Exercise Goals Should I Set?

How Do I Keep My Exercise Goals Realistic?

What is a Good Way to Prepare for Exercise?

How Should I Plan My Exercise Routine?

What Can I Do To Like Exercise More?

How Do I Decide What My Fitness Goals Should Be?

And a handful bonus questions and answers…

How Do I Start Exercising?

What Type of Fitness Program is Right for Me?

How Do I Commit To A Health And Fitness Routine?

Should I Warm-up Before My Workout?

I hope you learned something valuable in this three part series of fitness questions and answers!

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Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training and fitness coaching 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.

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Common Fitness Questions and Answers – Part 2

   

Common Fitness Questions and Answers

       

Fitness newbies and pros alike often have questions when it comes to fitness matters. I’ve rounded up ten more common fitness questions and answers to help you along on your journey. If you have a fitness question you’d like to see answered please feel free to post it in the comments!

Is Running the Best Exercise for Weight Loss?

Why Have My Strength Gains Slowed Down?

I Cannot Afford a Gym. Should I Even Bother to Work Out?

What Can I do Besides my Gym Workout to Burn Calories?

What Makes People Want to Stop Exercising?

What Should I Keep in my Gym Bag?

Why Can a Big Exercise Class be Overwhelming?

Does Location Matter When Choosing a Health Club or Gym?

What Should I Look for in a Gym Environment?

What Kind of Exercise Can I do at my Desk?

Come back tomorrow Common Fitness Questions and Answers – Part 3 where I’ll have even more questions and answers for you.

About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training and fitness coaching 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.

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Common Fitness Questions and Answers – Part 1

   

Common Fitness Questions and Answers

       

Fitness newbies and pros alike often have questions when it comes to fitness matters. I’ve rounded up ten common fitness questions and answers to help you along on your journey. If you have a fitness question you’d like to see answered please feel free to post it in the comments!

Why am I Sore After Exercise?

Why am I Gaining Weight if I am Working Out?

Why is Balance Training Important?

Will a Personal Trainer Track my Progress?

What Should I Tell My Personal Trainer?

Why Should I do Resistance Training?

How Much Weight Should You Lift?

Why Has My Weight Loss Stalled?

Do I Need Regular Exercise if I Want to Lose Weight?

What are Simple Ways to Burn Fat?

Come back tomorrow Common Fitness Questions and Answers – Part 2 where I’ll have more questions and answers for you.

About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training and fitness coaching 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.

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Getting to Know You Fitness Survey Linkup

   

fitness survey graphic from Sara Stone

       

In my short time as a Sweat Pink Ambassador I have already had a chance to meet a ton of fabulous, dedicated, strong and generally awesome women. Today one of those women, Sara Stone of She cooks, She crafts, She Runs, is hosting a getting to know you Fitness Survey Linkup. Once you get to know me a little better be sure to follow the link below to get acquainted with some of the other Ambassadors!

1. What did you eat for breakfast?

For breakfast I had leftovers from last night. A green salad, an ear of steamed corn and some smoked pork.

2. How much water do you drink a day?

I shoot for a minimum of 2 liters of water per day. I fill a pitcher up each morning and make sure it’s empty before I go to bed.

3. What is your current favorite workout?

Since the beginning of the year I have been enjoying the Sweat/Cardio portion of Tony Horton’s Power 90 series whenever I can’t get outside. It’s short and effective at getting my heart rate up.

4. How many calories do you eat a day?

I used to be a major calorie restricter which worked fantastically but required a lot of oversight. Now I shoot for around 1500-1800 depending on my activity level but I estimate rather than keep track of every morsel.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

I am a nut for jerky. The protein is awesome and in moderation I can deal with the sodium. Dried fruits and nuts are another go-to for me, but again, moderation is really key as these can be very calorie dense.

6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

I am kind of a grazer so I like to fill a plate with stuff I can pick at. I like to include some protein like shredded chicken, some veggies like cut up radishes, peppers or cucumbers with a dip like hummus or yogurt and sometimes I’ll include a fruit too, especially now that we are hitting the peak of good fruit season. I’ll also include some dairy like string cheese or yogurt.

7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?

I like to work on my back because it’s integral to my overall strength.

8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?

I can’t even think of one! Every muscle and body part is so interconnected that I can’t say any part bothers me to train.

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

I am a “sweet treat” monster. If I get a craving it’s typically for something with sugar. Cake is probably my worst temptation followed by ice cream.

10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?

Right now I am taking a multi-vitamin and fish oil.

11. How often do you eat out?

Probably two or three times a week and almost always on the weekends only.

12. Do you eat fast food?

Fast food is something that I will do maybe two to three times a month. I like a burger once in a while, but there are also some fast food options I don’t feel bad about. Wendy’s is one of my favorite fast food places because I can get a baked potato, salad or even a small chili and stay pretty well within my dietary plans.

13. Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband is very supportive and very non-judgmental. At any size or shape he has always been there telling me how sexy I am. I think every women needs to hear stuff like that.

14. Do you have a gym membership?

I have a membership to our local community center in Grandview which has an excellent fitness facility.

15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

I shoot for 8-9 hours every night. Less than that and I can be a fussy mess.

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?

I use Saturday and Sunday as cheat days. Since these are the days that I spend the most time with my husband or have other social engagements it makes it easier for me to just relax on these two days. I don’t plan to go to the gym and I don’t scrutinize my food and I don’t feel bad about it either!

17. Do you drink alcohol?

I don’t drink alcohol. As I’ve gotten older I have developed a severe intolerance for alcohol which is a shame because I love beer. When I could drink I would usually have one or two on the weekends, but nothing crazy.

18. Do you have a workout buddy?

I work out with my step mom nearly every day. This is great because even when I don’t feel like going, and believe me – I have those days, knowing that she’ll be there at a certain time keeps me in check.

19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?

Since committing to a healthier lifestyle my whole world has changed. I lost a lot of weight and gained a ton of confidence in making healthier decisions. Those changes led me to change my whole career and become a personal trainer. Becoming a personal trainer has been the best thing ever because I love helping other people reach their fitness goals.

20. What was the last healthy thing you did?

Probably working out. Today was weights day so I hit the gym with my strength plan in hand and tackled every body part with gusto.

21. What are your favorite shoes to work out in?

If I am just lifting weights without doing and cardio I like a nice flat-soled simple shoe. I’ve got a pair of slip-on Champion shoes that are gray and pink and I totally love them for that.

22. Photo of your favorite workout outfit:

Nothing too fancy for me when I work out. I love black on black because it makes me feel a little like a ninja! Fav Outfit

Why am I Sore After Exercise?

   

Soreness after exercise, also called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), usually happens a day or so after exercise – hence the “delayed” part. Microscopic tearing of the muscle fibers during your workout typically is thought to cause this pain. Inflammation may also be a culprit in the pain.

       

So far no one has come up with a sure fire way to eliminate all post exercise soreness for everyone, but there are a few things you can do to help. Easing into an exercise routine, especially a very difficult or demanding one, should be done over the course of a least a week or two to give your body time to adjust. Don’t jump into your routine without warming up with some dynamic stretching and light aerobic work. Next, you may want to employ a sufficient cool down such as light aerobic activity at the end of your workout. You may also want to use a foam roller on areas that you have focused to help ease tension. Simply resting your sore muscles may be enough to get you through the pain in a couple of days.

If exercise brought on a sudden pain or you are experiencing incredible or abnormal pain during or after your exercise session, you should immediately seek the opinion of a qualified healthcare provider to ensure you have not injured yourself. If you pain lasts longer than a couple of days you also need to seek treatment as it is not normal for DOMS pain to linger.

This short post is part of a Question and Answer series on the Former Fitness Flunky website. If you have a question related to exercise, weight loss, fitness, personal training, general health or wellness that you would like to see answered please contact me.

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About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a personal trainer, fitness consultant and fitness writer based out
of the Kansas City metro area. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009
when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes.
She is available for personal training session 7 days a week both in the Kansas City
metro and virtually.
 
 

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