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Volume Training: Sup With That?

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?

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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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Strength Imbalances and How to Fix Them: Unilateral Training

If you have trained long enough, at some point you have said some variation of the following statement: “why is this side stronger than the other side?”  There is an assumption that the dominant side is the stronger side, but this is not always the case. In fact, it’s quite possible that, for example, the… Continue reading Strength Imbalances and How to Fix Them: Unilateral Training

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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

Cardio, Core, Exercise, Fat Loss, High Intensity, Interval Training

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