Posts Tagged ‘strength training’
How to Start a New Year’s Diet or Exercise Plan
Big shock, we’re heading into a new year and the fitness guy is talking about new year’s resolutions for diet and exercise. Of course, I am, because YOU are thinking about them, you probably started thinking about them a few weeks ago as you ate those Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of you have big ideas, and…Read More
What Is Weight Training?
Simply defined weight training is physical training that involves lifting weights. What you are probably really asking is “Why weight training?” Using weights in your fitness routine provides stress to the muscles that cause them to adapt and get stronger. First of all the basic benefits of strengthening your muscles: Muscle is the only way…Read More
Yard Care Requires Body Care
This is a FANTASTIC time of year to be outside and many of you have already answered the call of the great outdoors. But along with the fun, exercise, and social activities comes another call…the call of your yard. It demands attention and you have begun the seasonal wrestling match with your property. Now, I’m…Read More
The Importance of Strength Training in Youth Sports Performance
It’s not a mystery that exercise is important when it comes to sports performance. Strength training directly correlates with the progression of most athletic abilities. Correct programming can lead to improvements in strength, speed, and size, among other attributes. Youth athletes are in a great position to make drastic changes in their performance. In high…Read More
What is self care and why do we need it?
Self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. Self-care can take many forms from physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellness. This all can be achieved from doing various activities even as simple as drinking enough water. Some other examples would be exercising, that could be weight training, walking,…Read More
Is Mobility training important?
It is much easier to get and maintain mobility than it is to lose it and get it back. That alone is the main factor that keeps me performing mobility drills on a daily basis. Mobility helps me stay strong and safe not only in the gym but in everyday activities as well. The…Read More
Help Increase Mood and Motivation to Workout
Motivation to workout can be hard when your daily and weekly schedule gets disrupted. Having events that fall outside of our control can easily get our mood down. Most of us rely on consistency in our schedule or the accountability of others to keep us moving on the right path towards our goals. It begs…Read More
Set Yourself Up For Fitness Success
Meal Preparation Failing to prepare means you are preparing to fail. The best way to stay on track with nutrition is by continuing to prepare your own food. If you want to be efficient, preparing for a couple of days at a time will make life easier. With food readily available, it is easier to…Read More
The Emotional Benefits of Exercise
Exercise is typically known for its benefits when it comes to physical health, physique, and aerobic capacity. However, have you ever stopped to think about how important exercise is when it comes to emotional health? I believe the most motivating factor to continue exercising is how great it makes you feel. In fact, research has…Read More
Partial Reps: Less Range of Motion for More Adaptation?
Partial reps are very common in a gym – whether that be intentional or unintentional. Partial repetitions occur when a lifter utilizes only a portion of the entire range of motion available. For example, look at the bench press. A normal range of motion for bench press is starting with elbows locked out at the…Read More