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Training for Strength or Endurance: Why Not Both At Once?

*** (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?

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Calories: How Many are you Really Burning

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

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Avoid the Plateau

Did you know that your body is the smartest machine on the planet?! It’s almost too smart for its own good. The body is constantly adapting and changing based on the environment, the activities you are doing, etc to maintain and even state, called homeostasis. Homeostasis is your body’s desire to be even steven, for… Continue reading Avoid the Plateau

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Getting Unstuck

Has your life ever felt like Groundhogs Day (a great, old Bill Murray movie if you have not seen it), the same thing happening over and over, day after day? It happens to all of us, and it can creep in like a fog. When this happens life begins to feel tedious, monotonous, and one can… Continue reading Getting Unstuck

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Reaching a Plateau. How Do I Get Past It?

It's happened to all of us, after making great strides in weight loss or muscle gain we suddenly hit a wall. What once worked to get you leaner and stronger no longer has the desired effect. Reaching the dreaded plateau. The time when doubt, and even worry starts to set in that all your exercise… Continue reading Reaching a Plateau. How Do I Get Past It?

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Anaerobic Training For Running

I should start by quickly defining the difference of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. The typical definition is that aerobic exercise is with oxygen, and anaerobic exercise is without oxygen. This is a bit misleading and based on internal bodily functions, but that science is a bit complicated to explain in just a few hundred words.… Continue reading Anaerobic Training For Running