A New Years Resolution

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A New Years Resolution

Did you know that most New Years Resolutions are unsuccessful? THEY ARE! There’s nothing better than exercising when it works with your schedule. The problem is you have a busy schedule and exercising takes a back seat on the ‘to do list.’

That’s why most gyms capitalize on you at this time of the year. They know what should be important to you… YOUR HEALTH and losing that damn extra 10 pounds you gained this past year. This is your year and you’re going to start it off right! So, you head to your local gym and sign up at a sickly cheap New Year’s rate. local gym

That’s general membership plus all their classes! What a deal! You head in motivated and maybe even purchase some personal training to get an extra kick. Week one you’re in the gym 5 days a week. Week two you’re in the gym 3 days, then week three 2 etc.  Now, comes February… it’s too cold to go out. Maybe you will do a workout at home, but then you sit on the couch and watch Showtime because Homeland is finally back on this February!

This is why big gyms are successful. They will get you in at a cheap rate. You’ll never show up and they keep billing your card, because their motivation is getting the masses through their doors. You need a gym that focuses on you!

Group classes shouldn’t be 25 people jumping around and flopping on the floor.

If your interested in group classes, then those classes should be small and intimate. This is just one of the things you should consider when looking into a gym or fitness challenge.

For you to be successful this 2020, you need to know how a gym focuses on you…

  • How do they warm up?
  • Do they teach technique or throw you into the chaos?
  • Do they have nutrition guidelines?
  • Do the trainers and other members hold you accountable?
  • Is there a community feel?

You need structure! Say it again… YOU NEED STRUCTURE!

There are a few gyms here in the area that I highly recommend and personally enjoy to follow on social media. These gyms give you STRUCTURE and SUPPORT!

These gyms are run by people who are passionate about training and the relationships with their clients. Stop paying the big corporate franchised gyms who see you as a number and get with the mom and pop gyms.

If I didn’t’ mention you, I’m sorry. I don’t follow you on social media. So, hit me up with a FOLLOW at CriticalMassNJ 

Jersey Shore Tactical Strength Challenge Oct 26th 2019

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Tactical Strength Challenge at the Jersey Shore

 

Jersey Shore it’s about that time!!!! On October 26th 2019, Critical Mass will again be hosting the TSC!

There will be three events contested (You may choose to participate in 1, 2, or all 3 of the events):

  • A max power lift dead lift (3 attempts)- Most people will be doing this.
  • Pull ups for max reps (palms forward, no kipping, chin must clear the bar) or a flexed arm hang (in the Novice Women’s category).
  • Kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period (unlimited hand switches and different weights for different competitor categories).

WILL YOU FINALLY TEST YOUR STRENGTH?

ARE YOU GOING TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER LIFT?

THINK YOU CAN BEAT YOUR PAST RECORDS?

The Only Trend That MATTERS!

Do you keep up with new trends in the world of fitness? There always seems to be a headline proclaiming the latest and greatest trend, each promising to be the solution that you’ve always needed.

Of course, these trends pass with the seasons, quickly being replaced with something newer and more popular.

Today I’d like you to consider the only trend that really matters to your health and fitness progress: the trend of your own BEHAVIOR!

Here’s what I mean: Have you ever noticed how easy it is to do the same thing today as you did yesterday? This applies to both your activity level and your diet.

If you got up at 5am yesterday to get in a workout, then getting up at 5am again today is going to be pretty easy. However, if you slept in until 7am yesterday then getting up at 5am today is going to be much more difficult.
If you ate pizza and beer for dinner last night, then eating pizza and beer (or a burger and fries) is going to feel pretty natural. However, if you ate grilled chicken and broccoli for dinner last night, then eating a salad and grilled fish for dinner is going to feel easy.

Remember learning about inertia in school? Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion. This has incredible application to your fitness journey.

The longer you can maintain a healthy fitness trend in your own behavior, the easier it will become to maintain that trend. Isn’t that great?!

This simple concept, of maintaining your own daily fitness trend, is the way to continue towards your goal, to avoid setbacks, and to maintain your forward momentum.

So the next time that you see a flashy headline about the latest fitness trend, simply smile to yourself and focus on keeping your own daily fitness progress on track.

Want accountability? Critical Mass would love to help you! Give us call or shoot us an email and let’s get you on track to shed some major fat before summer! CONTACT US HERE!

Olympic Medalist Tom Wilkens

Hey CMass Crew!!! Did you know for the last 28 Days you were training side by side with an Olympic medalist? Tom Wilkens won the Bronze for the USA in the 200 Meter Medley at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Two years later he went on to win the Gold at the 2002 World Championships held in Moscow. You never know who you might be training with at Critical Mass!

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Winter Break Memberships for Students!

COLLEGE STUDENTS…

Like to drop weights? Do you Olympic Lift or Power Lift? Need medicine balls, resistance bands, sleds ropes etc? We have what you need! We are an unconventional gym with equipment that suits an athletes training program.

During the winter break we provide a general membership at both of our locations for…

$30!!!! 

If you want to put a bit more into your winter training, we also offer drop in rates for classes and Sports Training.

There is no contract or sign up fee! Just $30 to make Gains!

Contact us here!

Is After-Burn Real?

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Is After-Burn Real?

You’ve probably heard that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) produces an after burn effect, which means your body continues to burn extra calories at an elevated rate for 24 hours after the completion of your workout.

Sure that’s sounds amazing, but is it too good to be true?

The Science of After-Burn

There is a scientific term for after burn: excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPEOC). This refers to the oxygen that your body needs to restore after a heart-pounding workout.

So after-burn is indeed real.

While you exercise your body needs fuel to keep your muscles firing, and this requires oxygen to transport the fuel into the muscles. This causes your metabolism to rev up to an elevated state during and after exercise.

Intense Exercise = Intense After-Burn

Studies show that there is a direct correlation between the intensity of your workout and the amount of calories burned during the after-burn period.

In order to get the most after-burn bang for your buck, you must push yourself to 70-85% of your max heart rate during your workout. The more intense your workout, the more bonus calories you will burn in the hours afterwards.

Intense and vigorous exercise keeps your body burning calories hours after the workout is through. And this is not the only benefit to HIIT workouts – there’s also the bonus of increased muscle tone, fat loss and an increase in your aerobic capacity.

Keep this in mind the next time that you push yourself through a workout. Remember that intensity pays off, and an HIIT workout has more proven benefits than a steady state cardio workout.

I’d love for you to experience one of Adam’s intense, fat-burning workouts! Call or email me now to get started.

Click here: Critical Mass 732.889.3319


Want MORE After -Burn?

Then use all of your muscles.

To AMP up your after-burn, avoid single joint movements that isolate body parts and instead focus on compound, full body movements. Exercises like squats, lunges and deadlifts work multiple joints and muscles and increase the intensity of your workout, and likewise the intensity of your after-burn effect and the number of calories that you burn.