Exercise; it’s great for us but also puts a severe amount of strain on the body. Prolonged periods of exercise can cause chronic overuse injuries such as strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and stress fractures. Over time these injuries can lead to a decrease in performance or, even worse, time missed from the gym. One way to… Continue reading Active Recovery: Healing on the Go
If you have trained long enough, at some point you have said some variation of the following statement: “why is my left arm stronger than my right arm; I am right handed?” There is an assumption that the dominant side is the stronger side, but this is not always the case. In fact, it’s quite… Continue reading STRENGTH IMBALANCES AND HOW TO FIX THEM: Unilateral Training
As we have all seen from infomercials, social media, latest fads, and the weird guy in the gym; there is any number of ways to workout. If I had to guess, I would say in the 10's of thousands. Some of these methods have merit and withstand being the next big thing, and many many… Continue reading Volume Training: Sup With That?
*** (I am going to try to keep this as unscientific as possible, layman terms only) Body adaptations to fitness training (FT) happen in a wide variety of ways. Typically, when training, one is looking to either increase endurance through cardiovascular training or strength through any variety of weighted exercises. In training this way, the… Continue reading Training for Strength or Endurance: Why Not Both At Once?
“What gets measured, gets managed.” This simple quote gets to the bottom of…well, how to get rid of your bottom. The essence of this quote is in self-monitoring, or tracking and analyzing your habits. If a goal of yours in 2016 is to lose weight, the best way to accomplish this is by keeping A… Continue reading How To Lose Weight: Food Journals
Here we are again; another year passed, another year ahead. With the ushering in of a new year, a fresh start, it is the time many of us decide to set our goals for the year. As we all well know, most resolutions don’t last long. In fact only 20% of resolutions are kept past… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Why Bother?!
If you have trained long enough, at some point you have said some variation of the following statement: “why is my left arm stronger than my right arm; I am right handed?” There is an assumption that the dominant side is the stronger side, but this is not always the case. In fact, it’s quite… Continue reading Strength Imbalances and How to Fix Them: Unilateral Training
First, let me make one thing clear, I am writing about this topic because it is a major pet peeve of mine. Consistently I have clients telling me, I burned “x” calories on “y” machine (calorie readings from cardio machines and/or heart rate monitors (HRMs)), isn’t that great?!?!? While I am happy for them, and… Continue reading Calories: How Many are you Really Burning