Read More »from Don't worry too much if your weight isn't dropping
I believe that management consultant Peter Drucker once said that "you can't manage what you don't measure" and this is true of your results from a fitness or nutrition program.
My team and I are pretty obsessive about tracking the results of our clients. And body weight is one of the items we track.
It sometimes happens that an overweight client will have better fitting clothes, improved mood, concentration, energy, strength and fitness levels - without a drop in the weight on the scale.
In fact sometimes, scale weight even goes up!
"Thats not why I joined a gym, I might as well eat prata and fried noodles like before!" is something they might be thinking...
However keep in mind that your body is NOT a machine that we can have a very deterministic outcome with (i.e. one action = one guaranteed result).
Here are some reasons why your scale weight may not be dropping even though your health markers like energy, blood test readings, strength etc are improving.
1. Did you pee, poop, measure at
- Coach Jon | Fit To Post Sports – Mon, Feb 24, 2014 10:36 AM SGT
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Read More »from Mesut Ozil is childish, lacks confidence, leadership and mental strength
By Jan Molby (original post on Yahoo Eurosport here)
What struck me about the past two nights in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Manchester City and Bayern Munich's 2-0 stroll against Arsenal is that the Premier League can't buy the best players. They can buy most players, but not the very best.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich tend to hold onto their best players. They don't need or want to sell. And their best players don't want to leave.
Spanish clubs didn't go for some of City's best players such as David Silva, Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas. There was only two Spanish clubs that could have bought them in Barcelona and Real Madrid , but they opted against signing them.
They thought to themselves: 'We've probably got better players at our club. And have probably got better players in our system.'
It is similar with Bayern Munich. Why weren't they looking to bring in a player like Mesut Ozil last summer? We saw why last night. Bayern were better than Arsenal in everything they did, but mainly in
- Justin Ong | Fit To Post Sports – Thu, Feb 20, 2014 3:21 PM SGT
Read More »from Singapore nurse, 50, sails 16,000km in gruelling Clipper Round the World race
Would you spend S$50,000 to live on three hours of sleep a day for weeks, and be constantly seasick from being battered by cold, giant waves?
That’s exactly what 50-year-old Singaporean Seet Bee Lian signed up for when she joined the Clipper Round the World Race – a year-long voyage undertaken by 12 yachts, each housing ordinary folks with no professional background in sailing.
Seet, whose day job is as a nurse at a public hospital, is one of only two Singaporeans in the race – the other, 26-year-old Toh Kong Chian, also happens to be her crewmate on the Mission Performance boat. But the two have never met onboard, having chosen different segments of the race to sail.
Seet opted for the South Atlantic (from Brazil to South Africa) and Southern Ocean (South Africa to Australia) legs, clocking 8,550 nautical miles – or nearly 16,000km – over 35 arduous days.
This was a journey that had long been on the to-do list of the petite, jovial woman, who says she loves the outdoors but is “not the
- Richard Lenton | Fit To Post Sports – Thu, Feb 20, 2014 11:41 AM SGT
Richard Lenton is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He was the editor of the critically-acclaimed but rarely bought Football Punk magazine in the UK, before heading to Singapore to present live football coverage on Mio TV. www.richardlenton.co.uk Twitter: @richardlenton
Selection dilemmasRead More »from Fantasy Football: On-loan Man Utd winger Zaha cheap, good and 'deadly' for your attack
Helping you choose the right players for your Yahoo Fantasy Premier League team
If you’re looking for a cut price attacking option then a couple of players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad are worth checking out. I’m not advocating bringing in both men by any means, but taking a punt on one of the potentially deadly duo may just earn you some vital extra points.
Kenwyne Jones is a striker who has failed to live up to his early promise, but on his day the former Stoke, Southampton and Sunderland striker is almost unstoppable - John Terry has described the laid back Trinidadian as his toughest opponent. A home match against fellow strugglers Hull City should provide Jones with the perfect
- Y! | Fit To Post Sports – Thu, Feb 20, 2014 9:34 AM SGT
Read More »from Brazilian legend Rivaldo fulfils fantastic ambition: playing alongside his son
By Early Doors (original post from Yahoo Eurosport can be found here)
At the age of 41, you'd think there would be nothing left for Rivaldo to achieve in football. The former Barcelona and AC Milan star has won league titles in Brazil and Spain, the Champions League with Milan and of course the World Cup.
Yet until Tuesday there was one ambition still burning away inside him: the desire to line up in a professional match alongside his son.
Rivaldo now lives back in his native Brazil where he has become president of Mogi Mirim football club in Sao Paulo.
His son, Rivaldinho (little Rivaldo in Brazilian), has just broken into the first team for the club, and has picked up two goals in five appearances as a striker so far this season.
But while Rivaldo is still registered as a player for the club he runs and occasionally turns out when needed, the two had not shared a pitch until this week, when the ageing superstar came off the bench in the 56th minute to play alongside his lad.
- Cheryl Tay | Fit To Post Sports – Tue, Feb 18, 2014 4:23 PM SGT
Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. She is equally enthusiastic about health and fitness and is always on the lookout for the latest workout trends. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (cheryltay11).
Skipping is serious stuff.Read More »from You probably have no idea what skipping can do for your body
Yes, I’m talking about that recess-time staple of primary school children.
Alternatively known as jump rope, the highly-affordable and fuss-free activity also happens to be a key component in all kinds of high-intensity workouts from grueling Muay Thai training to hardcore CrossFit sessions.
“Skipping is seen as a type of play activity for kids, but adults can actually utilise the jump rope for developing explosive strength and fitness,” said Hansen Bay, founder of The SkipFit® System, a skipping programme endorsed by the Singapore Sports Council.
“It will also improve your dynamic balance, efficiency in movement, speed and agility,"
- Justin Ong | Fit To Post Sports – Mon, Feb 17, 2014 8:50 PM SGT
Read More »from Singapore heroine Saiyidah Aisyah to defend SEA Games gold on home soil in 2015
When she pulled her way to a historic gold at the 2013 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games, it was partly fueled by the bitter news that her beloved rowing had been excluded from the initial list of 30 sports slated for the 2015 edition in her homeland.
But it now appears that the current golden girl of Singapore sports, Saiyidah Aisyah, will defend her lightweight single sculls crown after all – albeit over a shorter distance.
Singapore Rowing Association (SRA) president Nicholas Ee told Yahoo Singapore last weekend that the sport was “confirmed” for the 28th edition of the SEA Games, which Singapore is set to host for the first time in 22 years.
And according to Ee, instead of the international rowing distance of 2,000m – over which Aisyah emerged champion at the last Games – mileages of 500m and 1,000m will be contested over a total of 18 events held at Marina Bay come 2015.
This settles the issue of the lack of a 2,000m course in Singapore, a concern cited by the Singapore National Olympic
- jeffoon | Fit To Post Sports – Sun, Feb 16, 2014 12:58 AM SGT
It was meant to be a day of celebration but instead ended in tragedy for Singapore national hurdler Zaki Sapari and his friends and family.
The 22-year-old full-time national serviceman was killed and pronounced dead on the scene when his motorcycle collided with a lorry on Mandai Road on Friday evening.
The national junior men's 400m hurdles record-holder and also 2011 Jakarta SEA Games bronze medallist had been looking forward to compete and win Singapore's first ever gold medal in 400m hurdles at next year's SEA Games in Singapore.
The Singapore Athletics Association and athletics community were devastated by the sudden loss and published a tribute video to "one of the brightest hurdling talent the Republic has unearthed in decades".
"He was a humble and well-liked young man, evident from the outpouring of love and tributes," said the description which accompanied the video.
Fellow track athlete and national distance runner Soh Rui Yong said, "More than his exploits on the track,Read More »from Singapore national hurdler Zaki Sapari killed in Valentine’s Day tragedy
- Justin Ong | Fit To Post Sports – Fri, Feb 14, 2014 4:08 PM SGT
Read More »from Singapore yet to secure 2014 World Cup broadcast rights: Will history repeat itself?
It looks like history is about to repeat itself with Singapore telcos SingTel and StarHub yet to secure broadcast rights to the 2014 World Cup.
The globe’s biggest football event is less than four months away, with the Brazil-Croatia opener kicking off on 13 June, but the two companies remain locked in negotiations with rights holder FIFA.
According to local broadsheet The Straits Times, the telcos have haggled with FIFA for “more than a year” over issues such as cost, timings of matches as well as the omnipresent cross-carriage rule.
It is a scenario similar to the 2010 World Cup, when SingTel and StarHub shared broadcast rights in a deal concluded mere weeks before the matches began.
The last-minute arrangement left TV viewers with subscription prices that skyrocketed from S$10 in 2006 to SS$70 in 2010.
Now there is the concern that consumers will be made to pay through their noses yet again, as this brewing World Cup broadcast saga threatens to become the latest chapter in a long-running
- Justin Ong | Fit To Post Sports – Fri, Feb 14, 2014 12:22 PM SGT
Read More »from Singapore’s National Stadium re-launch to be delayed by two months
[UPDATE on Wednesday, 19 February, 10:00am: Adding details of Sports Hub's phased opening]
The long-awaited return of Singapore’s iconic National Stadium will not be in April as previously promised, according to local newspaper TODAY.
Instead, the 55,000-seater centrepiece of the upcoming billion-dollar Singapore Sports Hub is slated to be ready only around June.
TODAY reported that the delay is due to “higher-than-average rainfall in December” as well as “engineers working to ensure the complex functioning of the stadium’s retractable dome roof will be glitch-free”.
“The safety and quality of experience at the Sports Hub are paramount and we want to ensure that these are not compromised,” Sports Hub CEO Philippe Collin Delavaud told TODAY.
He was also quoted as saying the Hub’s facilities will be “progressively rolled out from April”.
On Tuesday evening, the Sports Hub released a statement confirming that 95% of construction will be completed by April, and its various venues will open