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  • Personal Training  in Los Gatos - Mint Condition Fitness - The Hidden Cost of Avoiding your Aches and Pains

    The Hidden Cost of Avoiding your Aches and Pains


    The Hidden Cost of Avoiding your Aches and Pains
    “Push through it.” “Walk it off!" “No pain, no gain...” Take it from our professional experience as coaches: that kind of talk can be dangerous. Our bodies are set up to communicate a lot of things to us, and one of the most direct ways of getting a message across is pain. Think about it: when you accidentally touch something that's too hot, you instinctively pull your hand back to stop a much worse injury from occurring. That's self-preservation at work. Why then do so many people try to avoid their aches and pains when it comes to fitness? ....

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  • Personal Training  in Los Gatos - Mint Condition Fitness - [VIDEO BLOG] 3 Best Exercises to Jumpstart Your Fitness Routine

    [VIDEO BLOG] 3 Best Exercises to Jumpstart Your Fitness Routine


    [VIDEO BLOG] 3 Best Exercises to Jumpstart Your Fitness Routine
    In today's vlog, Coach Bradley is going to walk you through the three best exercises you can do to get off on the right foot. Whether you are new to fitness and workouts, or if you are getting back to them after a long break, this is the video for you. Bradley will show you proper form and technique, and talk up the benefits of each exercise as he goes over them. Of course, videos like this one are only one part of the equation. There are two very important points to keep in mind as you begin to ramp up. 1. A Personal Trainer Can Protect You from Yourself
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  • Personal Training  in Los Gatos - Mint Condition Fitness - Why Home Gyms Don't Work

    Why Home Gyms Don't Work


    Why Home Gyms Don't Work
    With all the logistics involved in creating time for exercise in your hectic schedule, the idea of setting up your own gym at home becomes very attractive. Wouldn't it be easier if you didn't have to account for traffic, babysitting, or late nights at the office? But there is a problem. What seems like a simple solution might actually be complicating things even more. Lots of people invest in home gyms with the best of intentions, yet find themselves neglecting their workout equipment, even though it's now within arm’s reach. So, what's going on here? Why don't home gyms work? Let's take a look at three ....

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  • Personal Training  in Los Gatos - Mint Condition Fitness - [VIDEO BLOG] How to Get Twice the Results in Half the Time

    [VIDEO BLOG] How to Get Twice the Results in Half the Time


    [VIDEO BLOG] How to Get Twice the Results in Half the Time
    We all know that slow and steady wins the race, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to see results quickly. After all, motivation is a huge piece of the fitness puzzle. The more you like what you see in the mirror, or the better your pants fit, the more reason you have to keep showing up at the gym. With that in mind, in this week's vlog, Coach Bradley is going to teach you how to get the most out of the time you put in. Three things to remember:
    Multi-Joint Moves Are Key Isolating a single muscle group (think bicep curls) isn't always the best use of your time. Focusing more on ....

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  • Personal Training  in Los Gatos - Mint Condition Fitness - Why Cardio Alone is Not Enough for Weight Loss

    Why Cardio Alone is Not Enough for Weight Loss


    Why Cardio Alone is Not Enough for Weight Loss
    Cardio exercise is an important piece of the weight loss puzzle, but it's still only a piece. In recent years, however, more and more people have become convinced that you can only lose weight through cardio exercise. You'll often hear people throwing around ideas like "get on the treadmill," when offering up weight loss advice. But here's the truth: You could run all day and still undo all of your weight loss efforts by overeating. Furthermore, if you launch into cardio without proper strength training, you really risk injuring yourself. That's certainly not going to help with ....

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