Developing Justin’s New Fat Burning Workout

It’s that time of year, Justin, once again, is getting back into his fitness routine and needs a new workout. This time, he wants a circuit to build his conditioning and burn some fat. Ryan and Justin talk about his goals and develop his new routine. If you have the GymWits app, you can download it to your smart phone and try it out yourself. 

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The GymWits Favorite Exercises

This week The GymWits discuss their favorite exercises based on each bodypart. From head to toes, they discuss the major muscle groups and which movements they like best. iPhone and Android users can also download the exercises through the GymWits app. 

 

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RPE’s:Hot to Measure your Output

We’ve all seen the 1-10 scale in the group fitness studio but what does it mean? This week the GymWits talk about RPE’s or Rate of Perceived Exertion, which is a way to determine who hard you are exercising. Ryan and Justin talk about the different scales, some of the science and how to practically apply it for Strength of Cardio training. 

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Fido Fitness: An interview with Gila Kurtz

Love Dogs? Then you’ll love this episode of the podcast. This week the GymWits talk with Dog Expert, Author and Entrepreneur, Gila Kurtz. They cover a wide range of topics related to dogs and fitness including:

– Pet health and fitness

– How having a dog and improve your mental and physical health

– Dealing with the loss of a pet

– Dog diets

– Exercise with your dog

and much more.

Gila is the author of Fur Covered Wisdom: A dog can change the way you see the world and the founder of Dog is Good

 

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Incorrect Health & Fitness Assumptions

This week the GymWits discuss some of the persistent but incorrect assumptions that are made about health and fitness. Many of these are pervasive and when adhered to have the potential to slow or halt progress altogether. Topics include:

– The real value of personal training

– Working with beginners

– I read it in a magazine so it must be true

– Looks can be deceiving 

– Bad analogies

– Diet is just calories in vs calories out

and much more. 

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Financial Fitness with Joan Sotkin

This week, the GymWits interview Joan Sotkin. Joan Sotkin is an entrepreneur, author and podcast host. Joan has a unique approach to financial fitness that is informed by over 30 years of facing both the highs and lows of managing money. She discusses what she’s learned from these experiences and how intertwined financial health is to mental and physical health and wellness. For more information, check out her website: http://prosperityplace.com/ and if you sign up for her program, use the code: rybpod50 for 50% off. 

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Changing up your Strength Training Routine

This week Ryan vents a bit on a lost opportunity that then turns into a full blown rant about a jerk that he encountered. More on topic, the GymWits talk strength training during the episode. Most people are stuck in a normal, “Single set” strength training routine. This can be effective but over time, boredom may set in, both physically and mentally. Ryan and Justin discuss ways to change up your strength training routine in order to keep things interesting while still getting results. 
 
Routines include
– Supersets
– Compound Sets
– Circuit Strength Training
– Isolation or Compound Movements
– Isometric/ Alternative
– Drop Sets
– Tabata
– Isometric Burn
– Pyramid
– Pre Exhaust 
 
This weeks Ask The Trainer tackles the question of the “Fat Burning Zone” in cardio. 
 
 
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