*** (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 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
***Disclaimer: If you believe that you MAY BE contagious, DO NOT go to the gym, instead exercise at home. Even with wiping all the machines, handles, etc. down, it is still possible to rapidly spread disease within the gym. Don’t be the Outbreak monkey. One incredible benefit of exercise is that it boosts the immune… Continue reading Illness and Exercise
Studies show (yeah, yeah, yeah I know) that 50% of those that start an exercise program will quit within the first 6 months. So why is this number so high, and what keeps the other 50% from quitting as well? Vanity. Hell, that’s why I work out, just being honest. I like the way it… Continue reading Exercise Motivation, What’s Yours