Ask a Trainer: Is Working Out Damaging My Joints?

zzzzzzzz lift and bitch 033Hi Deanna, Why am I getting calcium or bony build up in my fingers from working out (I am a yoga instructor)? Does this occur in other forms of training? Is it a problem? My doctors are not being helpful; meanwhile, my fingers are increasingly painful. From Yogababe

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ASK A TRAINER: “Can I Lose Fat during a 20 Minute Workout?”

zzzzzzzz lift and bitch 033Ask a Trainer Question of the month!

Hey D! I just read your last post on Lianne’s blog about belly fat. Now there is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. I had an idea for another topic, although I’m sure you already have thousands; it is something I’ve always wanted to know: “Do you need to exercise for more than 30 minutes at a time to burn fat?” There are so many different time saving exercise programs out there now, like Tabata, 20 minute interval training etc. As a busy mom, I’m intrigued by this concept of the shorter workout, but am not sure that it would actually burn fat.

Thanks D,
Vanessa

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ASK A TRAINER: “How Do I Get Rid of Belly Fat?”

zzzzzzzz lift and bitch 033Fitbabe here, answering a question I get asked daily: Is there really a way to get rid of belly fat?

If you think that belly fat is just an issue for people who are overweight, think again — even people who are at a healthy weight and exercise regularly can have it. There’s no such thing as a “perfect” body, so what’s the big deal if your stomach isn’t flat? Well, it goes beyond mere aesthetics.

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