The simple answer is "I don't know, but I'd like to think so" :) When the weather is super hot people don't really want to spend much time outside so hopefully instead of cancelling physical activity altogether, they are going to the gym to exercise inside. Beyond that, hopefully they will decide they can greatly benefit from a personal trainer to help them get their body looking and feeling the way they want it to so that they can go outside and enjoy it by the pool, the lake, or whatever when the Dallas weather finally cools back off.
It seems that every time I go to a mega gym in Dallas the main exercise I see the members performing are Bicep Curls. Typically Concentration Curls seem to be the most common favorite.
I have to admit, I almost always find this very amusing...and yet a little sad at the same time. These people are coming to the gym and are putting in honest effort and yet they are wasting it on an exercise that is going to produce close to zero results.
Its not that concentration curls have no value whatsoever, its just that exercises such as those are meant to be refining movements for an individual who already has a VERY well developed physique that now only needs to be sculpted down and refined to the last degree. This type of exercise burns very few calories, works a minimal number of muscles and in the majority of people, produces little o no results.
If you are wanting to work your biceps, want to burn some calories, gain some functional strength, and maybe even get stronger for your body size, you would be much better off doing some assisted chin-ups. Most gyms have assisted chin-up dip towers that are great for total body functional exercises such as this.
Well, summer seems to have officially arrived in Dallas. The last several days have been sweltering and its been as humid as I have ever seen it. Personally this weather does NOT make me want to workout outside either.
But let's get serious...you don't need to go outside to workout, especially if you have a personal trainer. When was the last time you saw a Dallas Personal Trainer working his clients out outside? Maybe running a fitness bootcamp outside, but not a regular personal training workout.
Even if you don't have a personal trainer, Dallas is so full of mega gyms with cheap memberships and air conditioning that there is really no excuse for not getting in some daily exercise and developing that fit body you've always wanted for strutting around the pool.
So...get off the couch, get in a Dallas gym, and if you're really serious, call us up and get started with a Dallas Personal Trainer...
The answer may be as disappointing as it is obvious: Its by simply not getting out of shape over the winter in the first place.
As much as people don't want to hear that, there is a certain level of relief in this reality...if you don't backtrack in the first place, then you never have to catch back up later. Maintenance is EASY. Let me say that again: Maintaining an excellent physique is EASY. You don't have to be a personal trainer to look great, you don't have to exercise non-stop and you don't have to eat perfectly all of the time.
BUT you do have to get in shape ONCE in the first place so that you can simply switch your focus to the easy maintenance phase and just stay on that easy maintenance phase forever.
The fastest, simplest, easiest way to get there in the first place is to get a solid Dallas personal trainer who knows what they are doing, can get you results quickly, can help you speed up your metabolism so that its easy to maintain for years, and (most importantly) can teach you what you need to know and understand so that you can be empowered for years and years of successful maintenance of the physique you have created after years and years of only dreaming about it.
The whole thing sounds simple (and it is). Work with a professional Dallas person trainer for a while, get your results and gain knowledge and understanding, go back out on your own if you so choose, and then enjoy the body you have created for years and years to come...
My wife (who is a Dallas Personal Trainer) is pregnant with twins right now and her belly is starting to grow fast and she is very anxious for the opportunity to get back in shape after the pregnancy is over.
Don't get me wrong, she's still in great shape right now. She's a full time personal trainer, she likes to enter women's fitness competitions for fun and she absolutely loves to workout. BUT, right now she has to hold back on alot of the exercises she normally performs and the intensity with which she performs them.
I think it would be good if she would relax a little bit about it and be patient with the process, BUT on the other hand it is precisely her extreme determination to gt back in super-lean top shape as soon as her pregnancy is over that will insure that she does precisely that.
She has a burning desire to be lean and fit all the time and she continually back that desire up with action. Its no just because she's a Dallas Personal Trainer. Its simply because its important to her and she is not someone who believes that things happen by themselves. She knows that the individual who wants to see results must MAKE those results with their own sweat...period.
She will get super-lean again very quickly after she finishes her pregnancy and it is all because she has her mind right.
As one of my favorite football coaches in high school always used to say when someone was slacking during a workout: "Get your mind right boy!"
There will be times during your workout career that you will lose your endurance.
Maybe you worked with a personal trainer for years and then finances got tight and you had to cut back on expenses and then got out of the habit of exercising altogether.
Maybe you got into strength training and forgot about the importance of endurance training (until that day that you showed up to play pickup basketball and turned out to be the most out of shape person there).
However it may happen, endurance can easily be gained back but it requires time and consistency.
The main thing at first is to work into it slowly and not push the intensity up too much. Try to keep the heart rate at a low/moderate level for a few weeks while you steadily increase the time spent walking, jogging, biking, or whatever you have chosen to do.
It is critical that you don't overdo this by diving it head first and pushing yourself everyday. You will not make progress like this! Your body must have a chance to adapt. Taking every other day off at first can be a good way to achieve this.
The main thing here is to listen to your body and let yourself progress in your endurance at a steady unhurried pace. Remember the tortoise and the hare. Fitness is not a race. Its the consistent person who wins...not the person who is "on again, off again"