The order of your training session will strongly impact your results. Read that again. It’s true. Your hormones, muscle size, energy levels and performance will alllllll change depending on which exercises you perform first. And depending on your goals, you may want to highly consider training your large muscle groups (glutes, quads, hams, chest, back) … Continue reading The Role of Exercise Order: 5 Reasons to Train Large Muscle Groups First
Eccentric training, which is also known as negative resistance, is a popular training style among athletes, powerlifters, bodybuilders and general fitness enthusiasts. And for good reason. And to answer the question, isss it better? Well, that depends on your goals. Eccentric training can effectively impact strength and muscle size – sometimes the increase is even … Continue reading Eccentric Training: Is Slower, Better?
Note: Research and writing was intended for an educational project. By request, I have agreed to share. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Positives to Planks: Starting with the good. We know that core stability is … Continue reading The Relationship Between Planks and Performance: Is There One?
I wanted to take a minute to revisit some basics for the basic muscle actions (concentric, eccentric and isometric). Whether you are a coach, gym enthusiast or athlete, it’s important to be able to understand and differentiate between each one. So let’s get started. In order to visualize the types of muscle actions, take … Continue reading Brush Up On Muscle Action Basics
As 2018 comes to an end, inevitably a new year begins. And with it, comes the opportunity to achieve great things. I want to preface this by saying that I’m not big on setting extravagant new year’s resolutions. Why? Well, by stating some crazy declaration (that is virtually unattainable) we basically set ourselves up … Continue reading 2019: “This is the Beginning of Anything You Want.”
Did you know that the rest intervals that you take can have a huge effect on your training? Yup. It’s true. When you change your rest time in between sets, you are actually adjusting how much your energy supplies can be regained. Basically the shorter the rest interval, the less your energy will be … Continue reading How Long Are You Resting in Between Sets?
Tis the season for coughs and sniffles. It seems like all my clients (myself included) are getting sick this week, so I wanted to shed some light on this topic and post a few tips to try and stay healthy this cold season. Soo…. Should you work out when you are feeling sick? First … Continue reading Should You Work Out When You Are Sick?