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3 Transformation Tips From Gold’s Gym Fitness Influencer

1 Set Micro Goals: Break your large goals into smaller steps. If you’d ultimately like to lose 100 pounds, start 10. If you’d like to cut out sugar, cut it out at a few meals first. If you’d like to make it in the gym 5/6 days a week over the next year, focus on making it 5/6 a week for the next month. Not only do micro-goals make your larger goals more manageable, they also give you a psychological confidence boost by achieving them.

2 Don’t Over Complicate Things: There’s keto, cardio timing, CrossFit, paleo, HIIT, classes, Powerlifting, gluten free, bodybuilding, macro counting… there are a million different buzz words in the fitness industry. Keep it simple when you’re starting out.

3 Focus on the FOUR Pillars:  There are four pillars – nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and stress. Focus on eating a nutrient rich diet that puts you in a caloric deficit (and drinking about a gallon of water), moving more than you normally would through exercise or activity, getting better, longer sleeps, and making efforts to reduce your stress. As you move closer to your goals and get a handle on those four basic tenants, you can start to focus on other variables. Nail the basics.  THEN upgrade

Tabata Workout

Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2

New Collection of High Intensity Training Workouts
 

The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 features more than 100 all-new, Tabata-style high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT) for all fitness levels.

Designed by Izumi Tabata after he conducted scientific tests to determine which was more effective: straight high intensity workouts, or high intensity interval workouts, Tabatas are a long-time favorite of athletes looking to reach their peak and stay competitive.

Any exercise can be incorporated into the tabata training. However the basic outline of the Tabata training method is as follows: 4 minutes long, 20 seconds of intense training followed by 10 seconds of rest for a total of 8 sessions or rounds. Commonly, tabata workouts combine four exercises for a total workout time of 16 minutes. It is one of the most efficient means to get exercise, burn fat, and achieve fitness.

The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 “grab and go fitness” format includes over 100 all-new tabata workouts for gym, home and pool, plus sports specific Tabatas for tennis and golf.

Tabata lets you push your body to its physical limits—getting the results you want while avoiding stress-based injuries and unwanted setbacks. Requiring little to no equipment, Tabata is as affordable as it is effective. The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 features all-new workouts, with programs perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Whether you’re looking to intensify an existing workout, increase your fitness results, or overcome your personal fitness plateau and reach new heights, The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 shows how.

About the Author

Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT, received his master’s degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Exercise, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior from George Washington University (GWU). He worked for three years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at GWU, first with the Single A affiliate (High Desert Mavericks) of the Milwaukee Brewers, and later season with the Double A affiliate (Harrisburg Senators) of the Washington Nationals, before moving on to spend one year at the International Performance Institute of IMG Academies, FL. Mike continued his professional development by becoming the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the APEX Academies. Currently, Mike is the strength and conditioning coach at the Peddie School. Mike has advanced specialty certifications in strength and conditioning, post-rehab exercise, athletic development, and sports medicine.

The author is available for interviews and Q&As. He can discuss

  • Benefits of high interval training
  • Best types of Tabata workouts for your specific goals
  • The range of sport-specific Tabatas anyone can try
  • Information on aquatic Tabatas for the pool

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TABATA WORKOUT HANDBOOK, VOLUME 2
Written by Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS
978-1-57826-722-4, $15.00 paperback
978-1-57826-723-1, $9.99 eBook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.

FlipBelt × MIIEGO 

FlipBelt, the activewear brand behind the ultimate carry-all fitness belt, has partnered with MIIEGO to offer the latest in wireless headphone technology. With innovative designs, crystal-clear sound quality and a long lasting charge (over 11 hours) the MIIEGO headphones are outperforming the competition and are a must-have for an active lifestyle. 

  • YOU MOVE-THEY DON’T. Run. Jump. Twist. Flip around. Now you can do all of that with music in your ears! No matter the challenge – the new AL3+ FREEDOM series by MIIEGO® will let you move – because they don’t.
  • Comfort and Safety: The soft ON-EAR design and fit doesn’t isolate your ears. Rather, it gives you situational awareness, where you still receive ambient noise and signals from your surroundings. You can listen to your music and have the peace of mind that you’ll hear the traffic during your run, or work-out. The ON-EAR design also means that it doesn’t irritate the inside of your ear canal or give you sore ears. You don’t worry about earbuds constantly falling out of your ears or getting full of earwax.
  • Performance and Affordability: Outperforms most premium sport earbuds out there, more than 11 hours of guaranteed playing time. Retails $79.99 to 89.99.
  • Want to see them in action? Check out their video here.

MIIEGO AL3+Woman



The most unique in the line, the MIIEGO AL3+ Woman have been specifically designed to meet the needs and fit of women’s active lifestyles. The extremely soft and flexible headphones are wrapped in an ultra-secure neckband that has been carefully designed to fit women’s head size and even contours to ensure it will not fall out of place. The lightweight design makes it easy and comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. The headphones offer crystal clear playback, without compromising safety. Its ON EAR design allows ambient noise and signals to be heard, keeping its wearers aware of their surroundings. 
 
Each pair of headphones is guaranteed with a one year warranty for added peace of mind. The MIIEGO AL3+ Woman retails for $79.99 and can be viewed and purchased, along with the rest of the line at www.flipbelt.com.
 
Freedom


 Their AL3+ FREEDOM headphones are built to allow you to move freely, while they remain comfortably in place. FlipBelt knows in the midst of a hard workout music is often a motivator. The AL3+ FREEDOM allows its wearers to enjoy crisp, dynamic sound, while jumping, running, or twisting. The uniquely designed neckband is soft and flexible, making it easy for them to comfortably remain in place for an extended period of time. The headphones allow noises to flow through, keeping users aware of their surroundings, without compromising on the sound of their music. A single charge of the bluetooth headphones has an 11 hour guaranteed playing time. 
 
Each pair from the MIIEGO line is guaranteed with a one year warranty for added peace of mind. The MIIEGO AL3+ FREEDOM retails for $79.99 and can be viewed and purchased, along with the rest of the line at www.flipbelt.com.
 
Sport Earbuds


Designed with professional athlete input, FlipBelt and MIIEGO are offering the most comfortable and customizable wireless earphones available. The MIIEGOM1 Wireless Sport Earphones are created for action and sport, allowing wearers to move freely, without the hassle of annoying cables. Their anti-slip ear hooks fit comfortably and securely over its wearers ears. The earbuds are adjustable in each ear and around your neck, to ensure that you find the perfect and most comfortable fit. COMPLY, the award winning ear tips are installed to block external noise, while safely delighting your ears with a superior audio experience. Each ear bud is sealed with super-soft memory foam that is comfortable and easy on the ear canal, making wearing for long periods of time a breeze. The MIIEGO M1 can master any climate that its wearer can handle. They have been developed to withstand hot and cold environments, as well as sweat and rain, without issue. A special built in-in microphone also allows users to take and make quick phone calls without having to disturb their workout. 
 
Each pair from the MIIEGO line is guaranteed with a one year warranty for added peace of mind. The MIIEGO M1 retails for $89.99 and can be viewed and purchased, along with the rest of the line at www.flipbelt.com.