4 Strength Training Tips Everyone Should Know

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By Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn

For many people, turning 40 can be a dreaded milestone. For the health and fitness conscientious, however, turning 30 could be considered the new 40.

Why 30, you may ask? From the time you were born until around the time you turn 30, your muscles grow larger and stronger. But during your 30s, you naturally start to lose muscle mass and function. This is called sarcopenia or “muscle loss with aging.”

The good news? Muscle-strengthening activities help increase or maintain your muscle mass and power. Steadily increasing weight and repetitions will give you even more benefits, no matter your age.

That’s why, if you haven’t already, it’s time to get serious about adding strength training to your workouts. I know machines at the gym can be confusing, so don’t even look at the intimidating guys (and ladies) who hang out in the free weights area!

Strength training for most of us isn’t about bulking up and getting ripped. (Sure, having defined muscles would be nice but isn’t very realistic when you live in the “real world” and eat “real food.”) It’s really about building lean muscle mass that supports a healthy metabolism and promotes functional fitness.

Just Do It

You don’t have to go to the gym and lift super heavy weights to get the benefits of resistance training. But you do have to do something!

Strength training can be approached lots of ways: Fast and intense, slow and easy, or somewhere in between. You can do full-body sessions or upper/lower body splits. You can change grip, feet position or equipment. The main thing is to keep it enjoyable and experiment with your fitness goals.

Resistance training for muscle gain

Examples of resistance training that promotes muscle growth include the use of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands and your own body weight.

Here are my 4 favorite tips:

  • Train just two or three times per week to give your muscles time to recover. If you’re tempted to train more often, remember that muscle growth occurs during recovery.
  • Choose compound exercises that work multiple major muscle groups, for example, the squat and bench press.
  • Make your workouts short and intense rather than long and leisurely.
  • Seek professional advice. A gym instructor, personal trainer, exercise physiologist or physiotherapist will help make sure you are doing each exercise correctly. Good advice will increase your gains and reduce your risk of injury.

Want to get started with me now? Visit the Fit3 site and click “Join.” Here you can sign up as a customer or distributor and get access to all of our workouts, including my strength training videos.

Form a Reliv-Vitamin D Friendship

By Copywriter Alisa Reale

When it comes to your body getting enough of this vital nutrient, just 15 minutes soaking up the sun (without sunscreen) every day will increase your vitamin D production. And, on days when the sun isn’t shining, one serving of Reliv Now® or Reliv Classic® contains 400 IU, which is 100% of your recommended daily value. One scoop daily of Reliv Now® for Kids contains 50% of the recommended daily value for children.

In other words, vitamin D and Reliv go hand in hand for your overall health.

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Twenty to thirty minutes of sun exposure each day produces approximately 10,000 IU of vitamin D in the skin. Kids and those with darker skin will need more sun than this. In comparison, drinking 6-8 ounces of pasteurized milk gives your body only 100 IU. Continue reading “Form a Reliv-Vitamin D Friendship”

Reliv Podcast: Building a Business Around the World with Reliv

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In this episode of the Tom & Tina show, Executive VP of US Sales Tom Pinnock chats with Jennifer Weaver about how Reliv is helping her reach many more people than she could operating her own fitness studio. You’ll also hear Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn’s interview with Reliv’s biggest fan – four-year-old Joshua. Plus, stick around to hear our latest promotion winners and lots more exciting highlights from Reliv special events!

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Getting Fit as a Family: Find Your Fit Reliv Podcast

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Tom and Tina talk getting fit as a family and building a home-based business with Reliv’s advanced nutritional supplements. Tina also checks in with one Fit3 participant who has lost an incredible amount of weight with the products and program for the past two years.

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Reliv Podcast: The Fit3 Team Challenge Is On!

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Tom and Tina are back and they’re challenging YOU to join the Fit3 team challenge that kicks off on April 1. Tom and Tina also announce our free Fit Kit and free Conference registration winners! You’ll also hear from two Reliv Distributors who are rocking the Fit3 program and getting incredible fitness and weight loss results!

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Reliv Podcast: Helping Americans Get Fit & Feel Great

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What can happen in 30 days when you follow the Fit3 program? Amazing things! In this episode of the Tom & Tina show, they’re catching up with Reliv Distributors all across the country who are getting incredible fitness and weight loss results with Fit3. And stay tuned because Tom and Tina will also announce an exciting new Conference promotion, plus give you an update on how to register your Fit3 team for the upcoming team challenge that starts April 1!

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Find Your Fit: Introducing the New Reliv Podcast

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Welcome to the first episode of the new weekly Reliv Podcast! In this week’s show, Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn chats with Executive VP of Sales Tom Pinnock to share some life-changing fitness and weight loss stories. You’ll also hear how Fit3 teams are starting to form and where to go for all of the latest information about this fun fitness and weight loss program. Tune in every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. CST for a new episode! 

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Your Fit3 Questions Answered: Reliv February 2017 Prodcast

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In this exclusive interview, Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn chats with Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brett Hastings to answer your most burning Fit3 questions. You’ll also hear some incredible fitness and weight loss success stories from our Fit3 trial participants!

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Reliv October 2016 Prodcast: How We Lost Weight & Got Fit With Reliv

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In part two of our interview with Reliv Distributors Jim and Sandy Schaben, we lift the veil on exactly HOW they implemented their lifestyle changes that led to their incredible weight loss and fitness results. From the food tracker app they used to exercise accountability and their Reliv regimen, they’re telling all in this exclusive interview hosted by Product Marketing Specialist Tina Van Horn. Missed part one of their interview? Listen now.

 

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Travel Tips: How to Have a Healthy, Inexpensive Vacation

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Are you in need of a fun trip, full of activity but hesitant to take your trip in fear of breaking the bank? You’re in luck! There are lots of great places to visit that give a lot of bang for a little buck. My fiancé and I recently returned home from a super relaxing yet active trip to the breathtaking Smoky Mountains! We did a lot of research on where we wanted to spend our vacation and looked for fun, free activities to engage in while we were there. Getting prepared ahead of time allowed us to have a fun-filled trip while sticking to our budget! Here are some tips to help keep your costs down and have a wonderful, guilt-free vacation! Continue reading “Travel Tips: How to Have a Healthy, Inexpensive Vacation”