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Marta M.

Marta Montenegro, MF, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT Marta Montenegro has been inspiring people to live healthy lives by giving them the tools and strength to find oneâ??s inner athlete. Inspired by her fatherâ??s last words to her, â??Find your victory,â?? she dedicated herself to... Full Bio
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Strength & Honor by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise My previous interview and profile of current world No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal shows an inspiring athlete whose dedication to family values is just as strong as his com ... Read on »
Eating Before Exercise by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You are ready to hit the gym, the road, or the living room for your P90X session. You are neither hungry nor full, but you still wonder—“Should I have something? What if I g ... Read on »
Getting to the Core of Your Core by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Do you have low back pain? “You should work the core.” Do you have knee pain? “You need to strengthen the core.” Do you want to improve in your sports? Well… “You need to fo ... Read on »
Eccentric Exercises To Relieve Tendon Pain by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Eccentric exercises (EE) may sound complicated, but you actually do them all the time without knowing it. Every time you lengthen a muscle while applying a load you are alre ... Read on »
Little Changes, Big Results by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise It might be hard to swallow, but you can’t expect different results if you keep doing the same. Easy to accept, but it’s still tough to practice. It can be difficult to shak ... Read on »
Expose Healthy Food Impostors by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the mix with golden honey melting over the d ... Read on »
Kids Stuff: Should Teens Strength Train? by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I still remember when I was 13 and doing my first barbell squat. I felt like the female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger on muscle beach. Yet, when I shared my achievement w ... Read on »
A Winning Pair: 8 Food Combos for Better Wellness by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Have you realized how many pills may you take daily without notice? After your workout you feel your muscles burn and automatically reach out for acetaminophen. At breakfast ... Read on »
Bike Right: Fix Cycling Neck and Back Pain by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Whether you spin your wheels indoor or outdoor, cycling is a great non-impact exercise. Yet, while this activity can make your knee and muscles happy, can make others not so ... Read on »
The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index) by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin to drive glucose into ... Read on »
Start Up Your Fat-Burning Machine, Part 2 by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Here is part two of my article on what your muscles need to keep their mass up and running at high performance. (Read part one here). Protein amounts and timing: studies sho ... Read on »
Start Up Your Fat-Burning Machine, Part 1 by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Your fat-burning machine has been with you for your whole life. It makes you athletic and strong when up through your 20s, but starting in your 30s, it may not work as effic ... Read on »
MBP: A Most Valuable Workout by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise That is not typo. This is not the MVP workout, but rather MBP (Movement Based Programming), which may be a valuable addition to your exercise routine. MBP is an exercise pla ... Read on »
Keep Your Hormones in Check by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Testosterone, estrogen, and growth hormone (HGH) are an anti-aging trio. Depending on your gender, of course, this group ignites your energy and libido, keeps muscles and bo ... Read on »
Take Five: Avoid These Exercise Injuries by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Blame the squat for your back pain or the lunge for your knee ache. If you exercise, odd are you have experienced some kind gym injury. Sadly, most people play the blame gam ... Read on »
When Healthy Food is Not Your Taste by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You know that you have to bump up your diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, fish, and other healthy food staples. But there is a problem—you can’t tolerate the taste! So ... Read on »
Don’t Resist Tubing Exercises by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A few years ago, we thought nothing could beat machines to strengthen and tone muscles. Then we realized that with a set of dumbbells, barbell, and a few plates—the old scho ... Read on »
Read All About It: Nutrition Labels by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Losing weight without effort sounds like another 2 a.m. infomercial. But there is some truth to it. Spanish research recently showed that people who read food labels while t ... Read on »
Make the Most of Gym Time by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You grab some more water, chat with somebody, look at your watch (again), or simply sit on the bench press until you get enough mojo to lift the dumbbells for one more se ... Read on »
Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal by Marta M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Which would you choose: washed out white bread or brownish golden whole grain bread? And more important, why? You may be part of the 72% and 73% of American who consume ... Read on »