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Kim N.

WALNUT CREEK, California
Physical fitness and athletics have been my life since I've been young. As a child, I was involved in all types of athletics and the passion for sports and physical activities stayed with me through my schooling. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and became a CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist). Currently, I am an Assistant Basketball Coach and Physical Education Instructor at a community college. I know that helping others... Full Bio
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Goals or no goals? by Kim N. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise All of the schooling and training that I've been through stress the importance of setting fitness goals. The argument is that in order to monitor progress, goals need to be s ... Read on »
Rebound & Put-backs by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Basketball How many times have you been watching high school or college basketball games, and a player makes a great offensive rebound, only to take forever to put the ball back up. The ... Read on »
Get yourself ready to shoot. by Kim N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Basketball Coaching at a community college, we get a lot of players who are trying to develop their game and try to go on and get a scholarship to a 4-year program. One of the biggest p ... Read on »
The importance of posture when running by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Running Though it may not seem like it, your technique while running plays a huge role in your exercise efficiency. If you're all over the place, you're wasting a lot of energy that ... Read on »
Having a crappy day? The best thing to do is exercise! by Kim N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Probably the last thing you think you want to do. You've just had the worst day, where everything went wrong, and I'm telling you to exercise? But, another study has just co ... Read on »
Do you really need to store this huge stability ball? by Kim N. 5 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise Well, no, not necessarily, but let me tell you about the benefits of keeping that ball around and maybe you won't be as upset next time you trip over the stupid thing. The st ... Read on »
Top 5 songs to listen to when struggling for motivation! by Kim N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise The people who are disciplined about their workouts and those who struggle to get their butts off the coach are not very different. Both will have times that they don't loo ... Read on »
Develop that weak hand! by Kim N. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Basketball I can't stress how important it is to be able to handle a basketball with your off-hand to have success in the game of basketball. For a right-handed player, putting the ball ... Read on »
Fitness Testing as Motivation by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss We all know it's difficult to stick to an exercise routine. Things come up, or we let them come up, and our exercise gets pushed to the side. A technique I try to use to mot ... Read on »
Should you weigh yourself everyday? by Kim N. 50 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss There have been some arguments over the exercise motivation strategy of weighing yourself everyday. Some consider it unhealthy, because those who have anorexia or other eatin ... Read on »
Scheduling Your Workout by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise You've heard it before, but my scheduling your workout into your daily routines will help ensure that it gets done. We always have things come up, but by writing it in the pl ... Read on »
You lifting enough weight? Too much? by Kim N. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Strength Training Please don't waste your time in the weight room. Be sure you're providing an adequate amount of resistance when you're doing your exercises. If you pick up too light of weig ... Read on »
The Importance of Rest & Recovery in Strength Training by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Strength Training Training becomes less effective when muscles become fatigued since the training stimulus cannot be maintained at maximum level. Also, overloading a fatigued muscle may lead t ... Read on »
Choose Push-ups over Bench Press by Kim N. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Strength Training Although the bench press exercise is the most popular in the gym, I prefer to have my clients and classes do push-ups to develop their chest, shoulders, and triceps. By doing ... Read on »
Running Techniques - The Arm Swing by Kim N. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Running Whether walking or running, a good technique will help you with performance and also in preventing injuries. One of the most typical mistakes I see in runners and walkers is ... Read on »
Pick up the pace, not step! by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Running When you're walking to improve your cardiovascular health, it's important to move at an appropriate rate to ensure that your heart is working in its target heart rate range. ... Read on »
Use some of your cash and get some quality shoes! by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Running A lot of people will look at athletic shoes for sale and perhaps gawk at the price. True, quality shoes comes with a hefty price tag. But, if you're serious about putting qu ... Read on »
Improve your hamstring flexibility by using a rope! by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body It's been shown in studies that individuals have a greater improvement in flexibility when they have somebody else stretching them. This is most likely due to the fact that m ... Read on »
Throw away that scale! by Kim N. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Most individuals interested in getting fit focus on "losing weight". But, really, it's not the amount of total pounds you weigh that needs to be focused on. It's your body co ... Read on »
Strength Training for sport? Stay on your feet! by Kim N. Posted in: General Discussion in Strength Training One of the basic principles when working in the weight room with a specific goal of training to improve your athletic performance, is to respect the rule of "specificity". On ... Read on »