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“The key to success is building confidence in yourself.”

James W. Askew is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer. James is also Director of Operations for a company that provides materials to the oil industry for drilling purposes. He has managed production facilities for more than 25 years now. He has witnessed first-hand the effects of poor physical conditioning and nutritional habits on an employee’s job performance and injury risk potential.

TrainingTips.com: Can you expand on how your experience in managing an unfit workforce has fueled your passion to train and teach others how to beome more fit and healthy?

Kettlebell Weight Loss Workout

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There’s a way to lose weight without feeling chained to a workout machine or endlessly running on treadmills every day. If you really want to get in shape, you just might be ready for the kettlebell weight loss workout. Finding the time and energy to stay fit is important. Instead of

Is our training actually hurting us?

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We have all heard about the benefits of cardiovascular exercise for overall health, but should it be the focus of our workouts? Intense cardiovascular exercise, day in and day out, can increase stress on your body. Stress can cause all sorts of health related issues ranging from loss of sleep, weight gain, decreased immune function, all the way to heart complications. The heart is a muscle and unlike our skeletal muscles, we do not get “signals” such as pain from the heart muscle if it is being overworked - until it is too late. This is why it is so important to understand the possible consequences of long sessions of intense cardio and the stress that it puts on our cardiovascular systems.