Posts tagged “Health”

How Do I Know How Much Weight to Lift?

 

Everyone is different, so we can’t suggest how much weight to lift the first time you use Vitogo. However, we do tell you how many repetitions you are supposed to do, which will help you determine the appropriate amount of weight to lift. Here’s how:

1) Each exercise in your daily program will tell you how many sets and repetitions to do (For example, 3 sets x 8 reps). The number of recommended repetitions is tailored to your goal.

2) Pick a weight that you think you can safely lift for the recommended number of repetitions (In this case, 8 times).

3) Using the built-in countdown timer, rest for the recommended period between sets.

4) If you are able to easily complete all (or more) of the recommended sets and reps, then you know that you need to increase your weight for next time. If you weren’t able to complete the recommended number of sets and reps, then you should decrease your weight for next time.

5) You should feel tired by the end of your last set. Be safe, but don’t make it too easy! To see a real benefit from strength training, you need to lift weight that is heavy enough to challenge you. For some exercises, like the bench press, it can be helpful to ask a friend or trainer at the gym to “spot” you. It’s the spotters’ job to help you if you are struggling to lift the weight and to keep you safe during a challenging lift.

6) Vitogo stores the number of repetitions and amount of weight that you do for each exercise, so, the next time you complete that exercise you will remember how much weight to lift.

Now Available in the App Store!

The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here!  Vitogo is available in the App Store!

Vitogo is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch, so you can bring it to the gym to coach you through every step of your workout. Just like a personal trainer, Vitogo assesses your fitness level and goals to give you a tailored workout program that evolves with you.

We’re very excited to bring you this revolutionary product and we’re hoping that it will help a lot of people achieve their fitness goals. Check out the video below to learn how Vitogo works and head on down to the App Store to download your copy!

There is no way that we could have made this project happen without the enormous effort and support of a lot of people. We’d like to particularly thank Wells Riley. Without Wells, we never would have accomplished so much in such a short period of time. Wells’ inspired design and UI shaped Vitogo and made it better than we could have imagined.

We’d also like to thank Ian Hirschfeld, Nick Pettazzoni, Hugh Guiney, and Raffy Rabin for their countless hours of development work, Connie Chan for designing our sexy trophies, and Patrick Feger for designing our logo.

Special thanks to Laura Jud, the brains behind all the awesome tailored workout programs, and to all of the incredible models – Allie, Nikki, Mark, Adam, and Jill – who appear in the exercise videos. Thanks too to SNF Fitness for cartoon porn providing the venue, and to Scott Yates, our videographer.

Thanks to our advisor, Jared Stenquist, for providing us with guidance, support, (and hosting)!

You have milf porn been an awesome team to work with over the past several months. Thanks again for all your hard work!

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Skipping the Gym

Lots of people sign up for gym memberships, but never actually go, and believe it or not, gyms don’t like that. The reality is that a gym member that never goes to the gym is pretty likely to cancel their membership. Some gyms compete with this trend by tricking members into signing long term contracts or by making it really difficult to cancel a membership (Bally Total Fitness makes you mail a cancelation letter to a P.O. Box in California). A big way a lot of gyms try to lure members in is with unique fitness classes designed (and named) more to get you in the door than to deliver actual results.

Fitness classes are successful at bringing people into gyms because they are social, fun, scheduled, and most importantly, directed. Let’s break these down below:

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The Wandering Workout – Eating Healthy on the Go

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One of the biggest challenges on vacation is avoiding weight gain from overindulging in unhealthy food. How many times have you heard someone say, “It’s okay, I’m on vacation!” right before biting into some sort of foreign pastry? A recent study out of the U.K. found that 6/10 vacationers surveyed gained an average of five pounds while on vacation (unless they traveled to the US, in which case they gained an average of 8 pounds).

So, to help avoid the vacation bulge, here are five tips to help mobile porn you eat healthy on the go:

1. Control your portion sizes – the number one reason for weight gain cited by the participants in the study was oversized restaurant portions. When you are constantly eating out, try to remember to indulge in moderation and order a half plate or a starter portion. If you are traveling with friends, it can be fun to split a few dishes. More… »

The Wandering Workout

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One of the biggest ways a fitness program can get derailed is by going on vacation. Between sightseeing, going to the beach, and eating out, it might seem like there isn’t enough time to fit in a workout.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to blow away any misconceptions that you might have about vacation exercising by uploading different ways to fit exercise in – even when you’re on the go.

Stay tuned … and if you’re packing for a trip right now, get ready to follow along with us!