Tuesday Training Tips ARCHIVE

  • NO PAIN, NO GAIN

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on May 24, 2016

    No Pain No Gain? This slogan has been around for years and it has been used to promote hard work in the gym but it may also be the cause of many unnecessary injuries. When you train hard and you feel the soreness in your muscles that’s a good pain. That’s your old muscles being […]

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  • FEAR OF THE GYM (part 2)

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on May 17, 2016

    This Week Jill Bleazard Smith Discusses: Fear of the Gym – Part 2 Last week I discussed men’s irrational fear of “the Gym.” This week I’ll focus on women and their fear of “the Gym.” Women love going to the gym, the classes, the cardio machines, the pool, but… Not all, but some women are […]

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  • FEAR OF THE GYM (part 1)

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on May 10, 2016

    This Week Jill Bleazard Smith Discusses: Fear of the Gym (part 1) Fitness Clubs across America are filled with men and women working towards various goals.  Most of these people are doing intense exercises to further their goals, but many are limiting themselves by an unconscious fear of “the Gym.” Many men will laugh at […]

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  • SHOULD I WORKOUT IF I’M FEELING SICK?

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on May 3, 2016

    This Week Camie Beaubien Discusses: Should I Workout if I’m Feeling Sick? The question of should one workout when sick is often asked of trainers. The quick answer is yes, if it’s a head cold you can still workout, but if it’s in your chest you should stay home. Okay to Train: • Runny Nose […]

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  • HOW LONG SHOULD I REST BETWEEN WORKOUTS?

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on April 25, 2016

    This week D’Andre Penn discusses How Long Should I Rest Between Workouts? How long should I rest between workouts? This is a great question. The standard answer for this question is 48 hours, but there’s different answers for different people, and there are a lot of factors to consider when determining rest: Are you a […]

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  • HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I DRINK?

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on April 18, 2016

    This week Jill B. Smith Discusses: How Much Water Should I Drink? How much water should I drink on any given day?  This is a popular question in the fitness industry.  But it becomes more relevant when you consider where we live. Obviously a person living in Arizona has to drink more water than a […]

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  • GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFOT ZONE

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on April 12, 2016

    This Week D’Andre Penn Discusses Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Keeping physically fit can be demanding and time consuming.  At times it can also be tedious.  This usually happens when we find ourselves doing the same fitness routine over and over.  It doesn’t matter if you’re lifting heavy weights, running on a treadmill, or […]

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  • I JUST NEED TO LOSE MY BELLY FAT!

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on April 5, 2016

    “I just need to lose my belly fat.” This is a common request heard by trainers. Women are often concerned about losing their figure, and men are often concerned about losing their size. The fact is, you cannot isolate weight loss. You can do all the sit-ups and crunches that you want to, but those exercises alone won’t help you lose that belly fat.

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  • WHY DOES MY BODY LOOK THE SAME?

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on March 29, 2016

    This Week Camie Beaubien Discusses Why Does My Body Look the Same? You’ve been taking classes several times a week. You’ve also made improvements to your diet. But when you look in the mirror you see the same body looking back at you and you wonder, “Why do I look the same?” Working on your […]

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  • Should You Eat Before Your Workout?

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on March 21, 2016

    This Week David Bogored Discusses Should You Eat Before Your Workout? If you want to have a productive workout you should always have some food in your system. There’s a misconception that if you don’t eat before your workout, you’ll not only save calories from the food that you didn’t eat, but that you’ll also […]

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  • TRAINING & PREGNANCY

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on March 15, 2016

    A constant question for future or potential mothers is, “Can I still train during my pregnancy?” The answer is yes you can. Your training doesn’t end with your expectancy, it just evolves to accommodate your condition.

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  • BALANCING STRENGTH & CARDIO

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on March 7, 2016

    If you’re stuck in a fitness rut you should always remember – variety is the spice of life. Don’t limit yourself by just using the weights or just taking a few classes a week. A complete fitness program has a balance of strength training and cardiovascular fitness.

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  • SHOULD WOMEN LIFT WEIGHTS?

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on March 1, 2016

    Should Women Lift Weights?

    Yes you should lift weights. There’s this timeless myth that if a woman lifts weights she’ll become huge with bulging muscles. This fitness fairy tale has prevented many women from reaching their full fitness potential. If you want to get fit, weight training should part of your fitness routine.

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  • TREADMILL VS. OUTDOORS

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on February 24, 2016

    This week David Bogored discusses: Running on the Treadmill versus Running Outdoors Running is a great form of exercise and is the preferred type of cardio for many people.  But there’s often a debate of where you should run. If you are a track athlete or someone whose sport requires a lot of outdoor running, […]

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  • CONSISTENCY

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on February 16, 2016

    To achieve maximum results when training, consistency has to be one of the most important principles of your fitness plan. One of the biggest mistakes new XL Health Club members make is to train extremely hard on their very first day and then take a few weeks off after they experience post-workout soreness.

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  • NO PAIN, NO GAIN

    By xlhealthclub | In Tuesday Training Tips | on February 9, 2016

    NO PAIN, NO GAIN. This slogan has been around for years and it has been used to promote hard work in the gym but it may also be the cause of many unnecessary injuries.

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