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by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two questions: speed, and endurance running
Replies: 12
Views: 6459

Re: Two questions: speed, and endurance running

hi! I'm an advancd level 3 fitness trainer and was told this on my training. remember research is always getting updated and new facts are always being found out about exercise. no offence but just think about it, it does make sense. nicole also it is useful to bear in mind that cycling can be a con...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two questions: speed, and endurance running
Replies: 12
Views: 6459

Re: Two questions: speed, and endurance running

hi! Have you looked at fast and slow twitch muscle fibres as stepen said if you are doing a lot of lond distance work your slow twitch muscle fibres are being developed more than your fast twitch also with long distance running it is difficult to develop muscles towards a hypertrophy goal thats why ...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: DOING CARDIO BEFORE WEIGHT TRAINING
Replies: 11
Views: 19252

cardio before weights

Hi!! you are probably more qualified than me given your experiences but reading your enthusiastic blog has inspired me to suggest occasional hill work rather than straight running each time. do you have a stepper? I used to run 1/2 marathons and that was very much a means of keeping a slight frame w...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Getting enough Fat
Replies: 12
Views: 10439

lactose free!

Hi! I had to cut out dairy products for a few years on the advice of my doctor too and eventually found it quite easy. I prefer rice milk to soya although apparantly there's more protein in soya milk, theres lots of alternatives to dairy products out there especially in big supermarkets and health f...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to get bigger pecs
Replies: 17
Views: 12783

plyometrics

Hi! i have to say you give a convincing argument and i'm starting to beleive you. i remember doing my personal trainer course and watching the trainer doing plyometric lunges but not doing them myself because i knew it would make my knee injury worse. nicole :0) hi! plyometrics can be used as a form...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: darn tired
Replies: 7
Views: 4973

Re: darn tired

hi! you might have " just lost 0.4% after a month " but PLEASE DON'T REDUCE YOUR CALORIE INTAKE. I have a lot of experience with over training and under eating and PLEASE beleive me when I say it doesn't matter what weight you are if you are increasing your training you should increase your calorie ...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to get bigger pecs
Replies: 17
Views: 12783

anatomical adaptation

hi! I didn't realise that he was a beginner I should have read all the blog before giving my opinion on clap press ups, but even so body weight exercises ( albeit that plyometrics IS advanced ) are a form of anatomical adaptation exercise which has been quoted as being suitable for beginners, it dep...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Ketosis/Low Carb Question
Replies: 8
Views: 8213

fats

Hi! yes you are right about trans fats and most people know about the omegas 3 6 9 and the other saturates but... ...i just want to say a quick word about cholesterol here; in my nutrition advisor training i was told that there are "good" and "bad" cholesterols to be found in fatty foods including r...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bodyweight/no equipment exercises for the hamstrings
Replies: 16
Views: 13503

Re: Bodyweight/no equipment exercises for the hamstrings

hi! have you looked into doing plyometric lunges or walking lunges? these really get your hamstrings sorted and it's using body weight only. watch out for your kness and keep your front angle at 90 degrees on the lower part of the exercise making sure your knee does not go over your toe. keep a nice...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to get bigger pecs
Replies: 17
Views: 12783

Re: Trying to get bigger pecs

hi soldiers33! i'm wondering if you should put in a bit of variety using plyometric exercise with clap press ups. what do you think guys? i have found that this has made a difference to my pecs as you are using body weight. i'm sure theres a demo vid here on exrx if you need to see what i'm talking ...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Warm-Ups for elderly people
Replies: 7
Views: 18037

thanks!

Hi Ironman! good to hear from you! yes i've been really ill as you may have noticed but as you say am back in top form! thanks again! it's good to be back! nicole This is kind of an old thread. You should check the dates on these. Your posts are very clear and concise now though. Very nice. Good to ...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Warm-Ups for elderly people
Replies: 7
Views: 18037

Re: Warm-Ups for elderly people

Hi Element! I have worked with older people and kids as an outdoor activities instructor and activities organiser and there are some fun warm ups like the hokey cokey, salsa and the conga ( walking instead of jumping ) which include singing and are generally fun to do you could follow these with dyn...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Finger exercises
Replies: 7
Views: 14185

Re: Finger exercises

Hi Dester! as an ex-climber I have to recommend the grip master finger strength trainers. they exercise each finger and can be bought at different strengths to suit your current finger fitness. i have included a link below to their website: http://www.gripmaster.net/gripmaster/ obviously these can a...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: good links for sport nutrition and glycemic index
Replies: 0
Views: 5600

good links for sport nutrition and glycemic index

hi the link below is also in a reply to a query about fish oils but the book focuses mainly on vitamins and mineral therapy for incresed energy and healthy brain function: http://www.patrickholford.com/content.asp?id_Content=580 here is a link to anita bean's nutrition for sport on the net: http://w...
by nicolecarter'sfunfitness
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: anyone here take fish oil
Replies: 8
Views: 9643

Re: anyone here take fish oil

Hi! there has been a lot of research involving using fish oil to also improve brain function, energy levels and joint suppleness so this is an all round good thing to take. i can highly recommend Patrick Holfords nutrtion bible to give you a wee bit more info about fish oils and vitamin therapy in g...