Thursday, December 22, 2011

Build BIGGER ARMS, FAST with Atlanta Personal Trainer, Tony Tiamiyu

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4 Simple Arm Workouts
Bicep Curl: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, holding free weights in each hand by your waist. Slowly bend your elbows, curling your hands toward your shoulders. Keep your elbows at your side, focusing directly on your bicep. Do not use the momentum of your body for this exercise.

Shoulder Press: Sit in on a bench with a back, arms bent with dumbbells a little above shoulder height. Press dumbbells up toward the ceiling keeping your shoulders back and head up. Flex your triceps at the top of the press. Try not to bring your wrists below shoulder height.

Push-ups and Tricep Push-ups: This is a basic workout, but it can do magic for your upper body when done right. In a good push-up stance, your arms, shoulders, abs, back and butt should be engaged. Your back should be in a straight line with the rest of your body so that you isolate the chest, arm, and shoulder muscles. Your wrists should be directly under your shoulders. For the movement, gently bend your elbows and push back up. To isolate your triceps more, put your hands together, index fingers and thumbs touching to make a diamond between your hands.

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-Tony Tiamiyu
Atlanta's #1 Personal Trainer
Instant Fitness
Lindbergh City Center
404.941.iFIT (4348)

Monday, December 5, 2011

"Good" vs. "Bad" Carbs, Instant Fitness can teach you about nutrition!

Grainy Breads offer more nutrients than those with refined flours
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First let’s start off with a simple definition.  Carbohydrates are compounds made of single sugars or multiple sugars and composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Carbohydrates are also the body’s preferred source of energy (calories). 
There are two different classifications of carbs: Simple and Complex
Complex carbs are long chains of sugars, more so starches and fiber. Carbs in this category are breads, pasta, rice, and more. You are encouraged to chose half of your grains whole. That is, out of the six servings of carbs a day, make 3 of them whole-grain options. 
Simple carbs are those which have only one or two sugar molecules. Naturally occurring sugars, like those which come from fruits, are in this category; since these sugars are in fruits, they are accompanied by fiber, which you would not get by eating sugar in another format. Refined sugars like fructose, glucose, sucrose and lactose are also included in this category, and you should limit your intake of them. Luckily a lot of refined grains/carbs are enriched so you get some nutrients you would have gotten with complex carbs. (But know that your body cannot absorb these vitamins as well as naturally occurring nutients.)
Since complex carbs are long chains of sugars, your body has to work harder to break them down, thus requiring more energy, thus burning more calories. Your body stores extra sugars in your liver in the form of glycogen (sugar after it has been broken down by your body), and the liver can then regulate your blood sugar. Once the liver stores enough glycogen, your muscles store their own glycogen and the rest of the unused, unburned sugars travel to your fat cells where they are stored until you need them. This is why carbs get a bad rap, the excess your body doesn’t need is stored as fat. But what many people don’t know is that fat you consume that your body doesn’t use ALSO gets turned into fat, and protein you consume that your body doesn’t use ALSO gets turned into fat.
So in conclusion, you should pick at least 3 whole-grain complex carbs a day. The other carbs you pick can be fruits, in which case they will double for that food group. The RDI, recommended daily intake, of carbs based on a 2,000 calorie diet (for an average, middle aged female who has 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity) is 300 grams which is about 6 servings of carbohydrates. Click here and navigate the right side panels for more information.
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-Tony Tiamiyu
 Instant Fitness, LLC
 Atlanta's #1 Personal Trainer
 Lindbergh City Center