Want the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life? Well you've come to the right place... sort of. This week on the podcast, the GymWits take a new approach in that they discuss how to shop for different categories of people. We keep it fitness related but discuss some great ideas for a variety of different people.
Training programs typically fit into one or more of three categories, Performance, Fitness or Health. Each category has it's own distinct goals and training outcomes. The average doesn't take into consideration which category they fit in often leading to exercise programs that are unnecessarily difficult or not challenging enough. This week, the GymWits talk about the difference between the three and how to develop an appropriate program.
This week, the GymWits interview Michelle Weinstein the founder of Fitzee Foods (fitzeefoods.com) for a wide ranging discussion that covers fitness, nutrition, entrepreneurship and more. As a special deal for listeners of the GymWits, use the code gymwits20 to get 20% off your first purchase.
Exercise of the week: Scapular Pushup
This week on the GymWits Podcast, Justin shares what he believes to be are the 5 most overrated exercises and Ryan confirms or corrects him. Also, this week, the GymWits take a Call in Ask the Trainer Question.
This week, the GymWits talk Tempo. Tempo is one of the more underappreciated aspects of training but as you will find out during this discussion, it can have a major impact on your workouts.
The time under tension principle
Best tempo for Strength, hypertrophy, endurance and speed.
Tempo for cardio
On this weeks Ask the trainer, the GymWits answer a question about exercising multiple times per day.
This week the GymWits talk about some of their thoughts on preparing for your workout. Some ideas are common sense, some are based science and some are just weird so listen to find out.
This week the GymWits tackle what can be a challenging task. How to get a friend or loved one into exercise. We all have people in our lives who are struggling with adhering to a healthy lifestyle. More often than not, they know that they need to change things around but for one reason or another, cannot commit to a change. This week, the GymWits share some strategies for guiding someone into a healthy lifestyle.
Another edition of the cheat meal, where the GymWits are free to talk about non fitness related things. This week, Ryan and Justin vent about things that annoy them.
This week we answer your questions in another edition of Ask the Trainer where we answer listener questions.
- Increasing Muscle Tone
- Exercise with an injury
- Teen Fitness
- gym etiquette
We are always happy to answer your questions so keep 'em coming.
Beginning life as a personal trainer can be difficult, even if you are prepared for the grind. This week on the podcast, Ryan shares some great insight into life as a fitness pro, especially for those beginning in the industry.
Group Exercise can be your friend
Find a niche but don't shoehorn yourself
and much more...
It's another Interesting Studies edition of The GymWits Podcast. This week, the GymWits discuss a number of interesting health & fitness related studies from around the world. Todays Discussion includes:
This week's episode of the GymWits Podcast features their interview with Andrea Eilertson. Andrea is a women's fitness expert and host of the Peaceful Power Podcast. In this wide ranging interview, Andrea gives her thoughts on a variety of topics in the world of women's fitness. For more info, check out her website http://safiretraining.com/
Justin has a new goal to get shredded so he has enlisted the help of his best friend and co-host, Ryan, to design a program to reach that goal. This week, you get an inside look (or listen) inside of a fitness consultation with Ryan as they try to develop a program that meets Justin's needs.
As a bonus, listeners who have the GymWits App on iOS will have a bonus, strength building, workout that Ryan has put together for Justin.
Exercise has countless benefits, as the GymWits report on every week. In spite of the many benefits, it's not without it's own inherent risks. From benign injuries to life threatening episodes, exercise has it's risks and awareness is key. This week, the GymWits talk about the variety of risks and the best approach to minimizing the risk of facing them.
Every 4 years (or 2 if you"re a fan of winter sports) the Olympic games brings to the surface the question of which sport produces the best athletes. As the GymWits discovered, attempting to answer this question leads one down a rabbit hole that can be difficult to climb out of. This week the GymWits discuss the many components to being an athlete and how these components apply to a variety of sports.
After months of inconsistency, Justin is finally working out consistently. This week, Justin talks a bit about his recent journey and the GymWits talk about different strategies for getting out of a fitness slump.
For the average person, embarking on a fitness and nutrition program requires some level of behavior modification. The question is, what is the best approach to modifying behavior? It's a bit of a tortoise and the hair kind of situation. We often hear and read about programs that require massive changes that can lead to fast and major results. On the other hand, there are those that believe that a slow and steady approach is the best way to achieve lasting results.
This week, the GymWits talk about the two approaches, their pro's, con's and what may represent the best option for you.
This week the GymWits interview Physical Therapist and Posture expert Tami Peavy. The discussion is wide ranging and includes some great information that can be useful to anyone looking to improve their overall health and fitness. Tami talks at length about her practice and how poor posture can cause the aging process to accelerate. They talk about how to combat this by making small but significant changes. Tami's website, PracticalTherapy4U serves as a tremendous resource for anyone looking for more information on how to improve their posture.
This week, the GymWits talk about ways in which people take the easy path both in life and in fitness. There are times when taking the easy path is the right thing and other times where is a result of short-sightedness or laziness. Avoiding conflict, relying on technology or avoiding discomfort can often be detrimental both in life and in fitness. Check out this engaging and thought provoking discussion this week on the podcast.
Also this week, the GymWits debut the Cheat Meal exclusively for ios App users. The Cheat Meal is the podcast where the GymWits can talk about any subjects that arent related to fitness. This week they discuss the fallout and implications of UFC 200 as well as the recent sale of the MMA giant.
Goals, everyone has them. In the fitness world, they vary wildly buy when broken down, they usually fit into one (or more) of 4 primary categories. Those categories are; Aesthetics, Health, Energy and Function. This week, Ryan and Justin talk about specific goals and which categories they fall in.
This discussion is useful because often times we don't really consider our goals beyond the superficial. Enjoy.
This week the GymWits discuss the importance of exercise as we age. Aging increases the risk of a number of ailments including; metabolic syndrome; obesity; arthritis; Cardiovascular disease; and cognitive decline. The GymWits cover all of these ailments and what the research says about how exercise can combat them.
Last week, Ryan co-wrote an article for Cracked.com sharing the secrets or personal training. It is a great piece and we highly recommend you check it out here. One of the things that ended up not being shared in the article is the topic for discussion this week. This week, Ryan and Justin talk about the various odd jobs that Ryan has had directly from his clients. Some, like help moving, are to be expected while others, like flying a dog across country, are simply strange. Enjoy.
Run your own business? This week on the podcast, Justin wants some tips for freelancers to maintain their fitness while working through a stressful and unpredictable schedule. Ryan shares his experience both personally as well as with clients.
This week the GymWits discuss periodization. Periodization is a highly specialized form of training utilized by athletes to achieve peak, in-competition, performance. They discuss the details as well as whether or not periodization can be effective for the average fitness enthusiast. That and much more this week on the GymWits Podcast.