Train smart
EVERY POUND COUNTS - Alan Choachoy (The Freeman) - May 3, 2014 - 12:00am

I got a message from one of my Metafit students, asking me if her knees will deteriorate faster due to constant friction caused by running, jumping jack and etc. True or false? The answer is both.

It is always true that too much of something is never good. False because I always believe that it is good if you do everything in moderation. Running or jogging has always been the quick fix for most people who want to lose weight and little they know that excessive running may ruin their joints like knee, ankle and hips.  You carry two times your body weight while walking and when you jog or run, that’s around three times your body weight. When you are jumping, it’s five or six times times your body weight.  Multiply that in distance, time and frequency, then you can imagine how much weight or impact your joints have. But in terms of calories burn in an exercise, walking has the least amount of calories burn then followed by jogging then running. Jumping has the biggest amount of calories burn per minute. That’s why when your exercise involves jumping, you get tired faster.

Most of endurance sports like swimming, cycling and running involve on repetitive motion and only the muscle used in a specific sport is being used creating unbalance and underdeveloped muscles. Most of the athlete I have met here avoid going to the gym or go to the gym but doing the wrong program.  An exercise program with high loads and few repetitions will not prepare these athletes for their sport and might subject them to unnecessary injury and risk.

That is why it is vital that you should train smart. In order to make you a fast runner, you need to practice a lot of running, same with cycling and swimming. But in order to make you stronger and have power, you need to train! Athlete and sometimes coaches often mistake training and practice. So sside from mileage from running, swimming and cycling, it is wise to add strength and conditioning,  agility speed and quickness, balance and stability in your routine. Most of the professional sports now like basketball, football, volleyball, and even motor racing hire the best strength and conditioning coaches for their respective teams.

SIDELINE:

Congratulations to Bryan Castillo, the winner of Biggest Loser Doubles. He lost over 52.56% from his original body weight. He started with 293 lbs and lost a staggering 154 lbs. Kayen Lazaro lost 50.52%, Francis Asis lost 48.85% and Mommy Osi lost 47.50%. Congratulations also to the rest of the contestants and most of all, to coaches Jim and Toni Saret.

 

 

 

 

BIGGEST LOSER DOUBLES BRYAN CASTILLO FRANCIS ASIS JIM AND TONI SARET KAYEN LAZARO LOST METAFIT MOMMY OSI RUNNING WEIGHT
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