Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, is a personal trainer, international presenter, author, and 25-year fitness veteran. She is a frequent contributor to consumer and fitness publications, including IDEA Health & Fitness Journal, Fitness Management, Shape, More magazine, Diabetic Living, and Heart Healthy Living. Irene presents for IDEA, SCW, Fitness Anywhere, DCAC, Fitness Fest, AFPA, the Mayo Clinic, and many regional venues.
According to top trainer Irene Lewis-McCormick, women must stop succumbing to pop culture in order to see greater strength and muscle definition. In her book, A Woman’s Guide to Muscle & Strength (Human Kinetics, February 2012), Lewis-McCormick dispels five common fitness myths and explains why strength training should be a part of every woman’s fitness regimen. Lewis-McCormick explains, “Even many cardio machines display a fat-burning zone on their panels, encouraging people to exercise in ...
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Use the newest strength training concepts to enjoy better health, stronger bones, and a toned physique with A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength app. A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength includes over 50 exercises and 3 progressive training programs for beginning, advanced, and body-weight exercisers. She has been a featured presenter in several DVDs, including programs for pre- and postnatal exercise, water fitness, strength training, step, Pilates, and foam roller exercise.
Many cardio machines even display a fat-burning zone on their panels, encouraging people to exercise in a specific heart rate range to burn fat specifically. Because more fat is used at lower exercise intensities, many people assume that low-intensity exercise is best for burning fat. Muscle strength is improved primarily by increasing muscle size (hypertrophy) and the number of muscle fibers recruited.
The frequency of exercise refers to how often you need to train to see the results you are looking for, without compromising your recovery time between training sessions. Cardio training should last 30 to 45 minutes, and flexibility training, 20 to 30 minutes. Interval training is a unique and powerful way to train that is time efficient and burns more total calories than regular training.
This webinar examines the female athlete triad, focusing on health concerns and the potential impact imbalances create for many females. She is a frequent contributor to consumer and fitness publications, including IDEA Health & Fitness Journal, Fitness Management, Shape, More magazine, Diabetic Living, and Heart Healthy Living. The Raising the Bar webinar series provides personal trainers, group fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, students, and other fitness enthusiasts...