10 Steps to Losing Body Fat… and Keeping It Off! – Part 1

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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Exercise is most effective for reducing body fat when you pair it with a smart diet that leads to a reduction in energy intake.  This is not as easy as it seems only because we have a hard time getting the two to work in sync with each other.  [Read more…]

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Nutrition – You Are What You Eat!

You Are What You Eat Image 1By Doug Corbett (NASM, PES, FMS, CET)

Beginning this week we will be starting to feature blogs on nutrition from time to time by RPP coach Doug Corbett.  Doug has been working at RPP since September of 2011 and has played a big role in speaking not only with athletes about their nutrition, but our adult clientele as well.

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From working with hundreds of athletes over the years, I can tell you that almost all of them have one thing in common when it comes to the way they eat.  Mostly they eat garbage.

Breakfast is usually skipped or it is carb and sugar loaded such as cereal or a bagel with cream cheese.  Lunch might be a sandwich with pretzels or cookies.  And dinner is pasta, pizza, fast food, and maybe a few meals throughout the week that are perfect for an athlete.  The problem is a few meals throughout the week are not good enough.

Let’s do some quick math. [Read more…]

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How To Incorporate Fasting Into Your Diet

At Rockland Peak Performance, we are constantly striving to deliver our clients life changing results.  In doing so, a diet must be constructed that fits a persons needs and life style.  We have accumulated numerous diets and strategies to optimize fat loss.  One of these strategies is fasting or the abstention from eating for a determined period of time. [Read more…]

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Why Women Should Train With Weights

Women With Weights - 1By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

From years of working out and working in various gyms I can’t tell you how many times I see the same scenario – the poor uninformed female flailing away with the pink 3 lb. dumbbells in hopes that her body is mysteriously going to turn into Giselle’s.

Over the years, I have trained a vast array of clients, from Division I athletes to overweight clients, with about 70% of the adults being women.  The one thing I’ve learned is that strength training with 70-85% of your one rep maximum is not only beneficial but necessary for the female species. Most females have a lower strength to body weight ratio than males. Females also put on more lower body fat as they mature than males, not to mention their high-risk of osteoporosis as they get older.

So why don’t more women strength train with weights? [Read more…]

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