Benefits of Active Rest and Recovery

Workout Recovery is important for getting the most out of your fitness programming and an essential component of a personal training education. I spend a good amount of time talking with my clients about proper recovery techniques to avoid burnout and injury due to over-training.  It’s hard to get a dedicated fitness junkie away from exercise sometimes – but it is important for recovery and repair of muscle fibers, resetting your central nervous system and increasing cardiovascular efficiency.

 

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Weight Loss and Stress

Stress is often known as the silent killer.  Humans today live in a constant state of some sort of stress it seems.  Our bodies are wired to help with this process, to escape danger and avoid harm, which our ancestors used a lot more than we do.  Today, we’re stressed out by work, kids, schedules, social media…the list goes on and on…but rarely stressed out by something that can kill us.  Our bodies still respond chemically the same way to the negative stressors.  So how does this process contribute to weight gain?

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Does Running Late Count as Cardio??

There is a lot of confusion and many questions about the types of cardiovascular exercise, when to do it and how much “counts.”   Cardiovascular Exercise – better known as “Cardio”, is defined by NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine) asThe ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen rich blood to skeletal muscles during sustained physical activity.”

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When your Body has the Answers, Change the Questions

If you’re a serious athlete or a weekend warrior, you’ve probably experienced “hitting a wall.”  You’ve been in a groove, making progress with your goals…then things slow down and level out. 

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Protein?

Protein intake is a topic of constant discussion among athletes and weekend warriors alike.  What is the importance of protein, what does it do for our bodies and how much is too much?

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Did You Hire A Real Trainer?

DONT SETTLE FOR UNDER QUALIFIED TRAINING! Fact check before you hire!

First off let me be blunt. There a lot of HORRIBLE personal trainers out there. These trainers are a waste of money and time. They have the potential to cause permanent injury or metabolic issues.

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Strength Training: Build Your Bones!

Most people know the many benefits of strength training – increased muscle mass, increased strength and increased metabolism to name a few.  However, for people over 50, resistance training is hugely beneficial to slowing bone density loss among other things.

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Ever Heard of IIFYM?

The truth is they are not wrong. I know, i know a bodybuilder defending IIFYM. As a traditionalist, macros and caloric deficit/surplus are the meat and potatoes of any traditional gain/loss program.

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