Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Do not ignore pain

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 15, 2012 12:49:20 October 15, 2012 12:49:20
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Hayley, 6 months ago I joined a Crossfit box.  I was looking for a way to get stronger and faster and I found it.  I loved it immediately.  I had never done any Olympic lifting so everything was new to me and I was seeing immediate results.  I was getting so much stronger and while I wasn't losing a lot of weight I was becoming leaner. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Learning to enjoy exercise

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 12, 2012 13:21:48 October 12, 2012 13:21:48
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I was out shopping on a break yesterday and as I was dressed in my work attire (which most days consists of running pants, a tank top and a running shirt) so it was pretty easy for the girl at the store to recognize me as an athletic trainer.  When I was paying for my purchase she said to me “I have one question for you. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Group Classes

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 10, 2012 13:17:59 October 10, 2012 13:17:59
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Hi Hayley, I LOVE group classes. I can't afford a personal trainer but I like someone telling me what to do, and the energy of working out with others. My question is, how does one know what the best combination of group classes is for optimum cardio and strength training? Like for a schedule like the one I've posted here... Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: I am obese

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 5, 2012 13:17:22 October 5, 2012 13:17:22
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Hi Hayley I am obese.  I hate that word, but I can't deny it any longer.  I weigh 220lbs and I am 5'5. I’ve been overweight for more than 15 years, I’m 35, and I’m at the highest weight I've ever been.  I have a thousand excuses, but none of them hold water and I can only lie to myself for so long. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: The Balance Board

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 3, 2012 12:55:10 October 3, 2012 12:55:10

I want to introduce you to the balance board, one of my favourite toys to add to my clients’ training sessions. You might have seen this in your gym, probably sitting in a corner somewhere and covered in dust. Here are five exercises (besides just standing on it and trying to balance) that you can do that will strengthen your core, improve your balance and hip stability and increase your overall body strength. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Male, 23

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 25, 2012 17:45:53 September 25, 2012 17:45:53
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Hi Haley, I am a 23 year old male who stands 5"11 and weighs 160-165 lbs. I don't know what or if there even is a standard weight for my age/height and what that falls into, I certainly know I'm not large by any means. I do however feel "pudgy" compared to my 20 year old self who could eat what he wanted and not feel the repercussions. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Minimalist Running Shoes

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 20, 2012 13:33:42 September 20, 2012 13:33:42
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I would love to know Hayley's thoughts on the barefoot/minimalist shoe running trend. I'm currently training for my 4th half marathon, and I feel like everyone I talk to is trying to talk me into buying a pair of minimalist shoes... mind you, most of those people don't run as far or as often as I do these days. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Don’t want to get too muscular

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 18, 2012 19:01:58 September 18, 2012 19:01:58
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Hello Hayley, I hope you are well. I am 21 years old and I am 5'10 in height and my weight fluctuates between 119 and 126 pounds (I weigh myself maybe twice a month). I don't really do any physical activity at all, which I know is bad even though I'm not overweight. I lose weight very easily and I find I have a hard time gaining anything. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Humbled

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 12, 2012 13:20:34 September 12, 2012 13:20:34
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I was humbled this weekend, reminded that no matter how hard I train or how much time I devote to something or how good I think I am there is ALWAYS room for improvement, there is ALWAYS someone better than me and there is ALWAYS something that will challenge me more. I was out on my mountain bike this weekend with some friends who decided to take me down a double black diamond trail, which I had never seen before. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: How much is enough?

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 11, 2012 13:54:17 September 11, 2012 13:54:17
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Hi Hayley, I've always been a “big” girl, which means I'm tall and inherited my family's Ukrainian peasant genes. But after 8 years of unhealthy University student living and the prospect of having to start shopping at plus size stores on the horizon, I decided to shape up my act. Full Article

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