The Risks and Rewards of Exercise

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. 

 

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The Most Athletic Sport

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. 

 

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How Justin got his groove back: Breaking out of a slump.

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. 

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Changing Behavior: Small Tweaks or Giant Leaps?

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. 

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Fight Aging with Better Posture: An Interview with Tami Peavy

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. 

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Taking the Easy Path + Bonus content

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. 

 
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Fitness Gooooooals!

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. 

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