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
At the base of any muscle imbalance is a tight/strong muscle group opposing a loose/weak muscle group which can be caused by a variety of factors; both genetic and environmental. Muscle imbalances lead to injuries and overall improper body movement patterns. Imbalanced muscles can pull ligaments, and bones out of alignment which can create joint… Continue reading Finding Balance
Traditionally, most people have chosen gyms as their preferred exercise environment. It was expected, it seemed, that the only way to get a good workout was to join a gym and plug away on the treadmill, elliptical, or various machines. Gyms do offer a large variety of machines and dumbbells, but most of their equipment… Continue reading Traditonal or Progression: Which is better?