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“What is the best time of day to exercise? It’s not when you think.” – Washington Post Article | Atlanta Personal Trainer

Is there a best time of day to exercise? What is it?!  Make sure to check out Brad’s FITTER FASTER co-author, Robert Davis’, article from Washington Post below:
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June 17
Some fitness gurus recommend working out first thing in the morning because that’s when you’re least likely to have scheduling conflicts and therefore more likely to exercise regularly. Plus, early exercisers often say that a morning routine leaves them feeling more energized and productive during the day.But if you are not a morning person and shudder at the thought of getting out of bed for a 6 a.m. workout, there’s good news: People tend to perform best at exercise (especially high-intensity exercise) later in the day.Research shows that strength and flexibility are greatest in the late afternoon and that perceived exertion (meaning how hard you feel that your body is working) is lowest. Scientists attribute these effects to our circadian rhythm, the body’s 24-hour clock, which causes body temperature to rise slightly throughout the day and peak in late afternoon.Of course, none of this means that you’re doomed to a subpar workout if you exercise in the morning. By doing so consistently, you can eliminate the morning performance gap, according to research, which shows that athletes who train in the morning improve their performance to levels seen in the afternoon. That’s worth keeping in mind if you’re planning to run, say, a 5K with a 7 a.m. start time. Your performance will be best if you train at that hour.

Some people do aerobic exercise first thing, before they’ve eaten, because they think it will help them burn more fat. There is some evidence that this practice, sometimes called “fasted cardio,” may boost fat burning — but only fleetingly. Over the course of days or weeks (which is what counts), research shows that it doesn’t seem to offer any advantages. For example, in a four-week trial that randomly assigned young women to either fast or drink a 250-calorie shake before their aerobic workouts (while otherwise eating a low-calorie diet), both groups lost the same amount of fat and weight. Similarly, a study involving overweight women who did high-intensity interval workouts for six weeks after either fasting or eating found no differences in fat loss.

All in all, the best time to work out is whenever you can. If you exercise at different times of the day, be sure to note the hour as you’re tracking your progress. That way, you’ll know when your body clock may be to blame for a less-than-optimal workout.

— Robert J. Davis

Adapted from “Fitter Faster: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day.”

Adapted from https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/what-is-the-best-time-of-day-to-exercise-its-not-when-you-think/2017/06/16/2020c3ba-51cf-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html?utm_term=.65bc4f5ef6f2

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“Does more sweating mean a more intense workout?” CNN Article | Atlanta Personal Trainer

By Robert J. Davis, Special to CNN

(CNN) – For some people, summer is the time to head indoors to exercise. But others welcome the heat as a way to sweat more and get a better workout.

Indeed, I’ve long regarded the sweatiness of my exercise sessions as a sign of how hard I was pushing myself. But it turns out I’ve been wrong: How much you sweat doesn’t necessarily correlate with how intense your workout is or how many calories you burn.

When your body temperature rises, your eccrine glands secrete sweat, and the evaporation of moisture from your skin helps you cool off. Of course, sweating can occur for other reasons, such as stress or fear.

That type of sweat comes from the apocrine glands, which are located mainly in the underarm and groin.

How much we sweat during exercise is due to a number of factors, including gender (men tend to sweat more than women) and age (younger people sweat more than older people) as well as genetics, temperature and humidity.

Weight plays a role as well. Larger people tend to sweat more, because their bodies generate more heat.

Another contributor is fitness level. Surprisingly, fit people tend to sweat sooner during exercise and more copiously than those who are less fit.

Research suggests that as your fitness level improves, your body’s heat-regulating system becomes more efficient, cooling you down faster and allowing you to work harder.

Don’t be misled by the loss of a few pounds after a high-sweat workout. This is simply water weight that you gain back when you rehydrate and doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve burned lots of calories.

On the flip side, don’t assume that a low-sweat workout means you aren’t working hard enough or burning enough calories. It could be that your sweat evaporates quickly because you’re exercising in air-conditioning, near a fan or outdoors on a windy day. Or, unlike me, you simply may not sweat much.

Whatever the case, wearing clothing made of synthetic fabrics such as polyester or Lycra can help you feel less sweaty. These pull (or wick) sweat from your skin to outer layers of the clothes, where the moisture evaporates.

Cotton, on the other hand, absorbs moisture but doesn’t promote evaporation. As a result, your shirt or other clothing can feel soaked and heavy after a workout.

A drawback of polyester is that it tends to stink more than cotton after exercise. In one study, researchers collected the sweaty shirts of 26 subjects after an hour of intensive spinning. The next day, trained sniffers determined that the polyester shirts smelled worse than the cotton ones. (It’s unclear who exactly agreed to do this job or why.)

Micrococci, a type of bacteria that break down sweat and cause unpleasant odor, were found to grow only on the polyester garments. That’s important because sweat itself is generally odor-free; it’s the combination of sweat and certain bacteria that literally raises a stink.

You can find “odor-resistant” synthetic fabrics, which are treated with various antibacterial compounds. Among the most common is silver, typically applied in tiny amounts known as nanoparticles.

But some research suggests that silver-treated clothing may not work as well as promised to reduce bacteria and odor. What’s more, a significant amount of the silver may come out in the wash, reducing the effectiveness of the garments and potentially harming the environment.

There are also concerns that exposing our skin to silver nanoparticles may pose a health risk, though there’s no direct evidence for this.

Adapted from “Fitter Faster: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day” by Robert J. Davis with Brad Kolowich Jr.

Adapted from http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/13/health/sweating-workout-fitness-exercise-davis/index.html 

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Fitter Faster GIVEAWAY | Atlanta Personal Trainer

GIVEAWAY TIME!!! 

FITTER FASTER: THE SMART WAY TO GET IN SHAPE IN JUST MINUTES A DAY

Enter the Giveaway for your chance to win FITTER FASTER for free!  To enter, click the image below:

Availability: 2 copies available

Giveaway dates: April 13 – May 01, 2017

Countries available: US

Format: Print Book

You don’t want to miss this awesome opportunity to win your copy of FITTER FASTER for FREE!  We are so excited to share this amazing book with you all!

Have a great Tuesday!

 

 

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Book Review: Fitter Faster | Atlanta Personal Trainer

 

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Spring Into Your Summer Body Group Fitness Class | Atlanta Personal Training

“I’m not ready for swimsuit season. I’m too nervous to workout in a group fitness setting. I’m not as in shape as other people in group fitness classes.” Guess what? You can conquer your fears and you can have fun doing it! You deserve to feel great and you deserve to feel confident!

Swimsuit season is right around the corner, and we are here to help you feel your best yet! Join us for our deluxe Spring Into Your Summer Body group fitness classes, coming this month. We have 3 full body workout classes planned, open to all levels of training. While each class is a group fitness class, we want each of you to focus on YOU and only YOU in our classes. We are so excited to see you there!

Dates:

Saturday, April 15

Saturday, April 22

Saturday, April 29

Times:            

9:00am – 9:45am

Price:              

$25 per class

OR

Buy 2 classes, get 1 free

Place: 

Brad Kolowich Jr Personal Training Studio

Sign up by emailing class@bradkolowichjr.com

 

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The Booty and Ab Burner | Atlanta Personal Trainer

The Booty and Ab Burner

Join us for our very first Booty and Ab Burner – it will be a blast, a killer workout and a great way to start off your Super Bowl Sunday!

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Date:  Sunday, February 5

Time:  9:00am – 9:45am

Price:  $20

Place:  Brad Kolowich Jr Personal Training Studio

Sign up by emailing info@bradkolowichjr.com 

We are so excited to see you there!

Caroline Kolowich

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Brad Live on The Weather Channel Sharing Winter Weather Workout Tips | Atlanta Personal Trainer

Watch Brad LIVE on The Weather Channel with Jen Carfagno – December 29, 2016 below:

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We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a happy New Year!

The Studio Team

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Brad in Georgia State Homes Article | Atlanta Personal Trainer

Make sure to check out this amazing article, “Atlanta Personal Trainer and Lifelong Fitness Enthusiast Focuses on Individual Improvement,” by Kelly Church featuring Brad!

To view the article, click on the picture below:

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Congrats, Brad!  Your dedication, hard work and passion for health, fitness and helping others continues to be such an inspiration to us all.  Not only are you all of the above, but you are also one of the most genuine and positive individuals I have ever met.  Thanks for being you!

& to our wonderful clients, thank YOU for being you.  Our team is so happy and lucky to have you all!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Caroline Kolowich