Golgi Tendon Organs (GTOs) are proprioceptors that are located within the tendons of muscle. Specifically, they are the point where the skeletal muscle fibers insert into the tendons of a skeletal muscle. Cool, so what do they do? GTOs monitor the tension or force within a tendon. If the tension or force becomes excessive, it … Continue reading Golgi Tendon Organs and What You Should Know About Them (Especially for Max Lifts)
You hear it all the time: “Want to lose weight? Go to bed at a decent time every night.” “Want to get stronger? Sleep more.” “Want a better meet? Get enough sleep.” “Maxing out tomorrow, so be sure to go to bed early.” Ok, but why? I find that often, my clients either … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals
The question I get asked most, so here we go. Squats and deadlifts are cool and all, but want to really build your glutes? Then you need to incorporate a variety – different exercises as well as (strategically) mixed weight and reps. Changing these variables will target different glute activity and also, people respond to … Continue reading What are the best exercises for glute development?
MUST THINK ABOUT: DAILY INTENTIONS Habits are important, but it’s also important to check your habits frequently to make sure you aren’t complacent and drifting in the wrong direction. It’s so easy to all into a daily routine, but are you simply going through the motions? Do your habits truly serve you? To succeed and … Continue reading Monday Musts
Everyone can benefit from executing a regular hip stability routine. As I go through rehab myself, I'm humbly reminded how important the hips are in almost every movement we do daily. When it comes to fitness though --- Do your knees cave when you squat? We've all seen it. That dreaded, nasty knee cave … Continue reading Hip Stability Routine
Must do: 45 Minute Circuit So I know it's a holiday (Happy Memorial Day btw), and maybe you are pressed for time. So here is an idea for a quick 45 minute circuit to get your body feeling toasty today. Pick a weight that's light, but challenging, because you won't be resting until the end … Continue reading Monday Musts
Must ponder: How to Commit to Your Goals (Successfully) Decide What You Want. Write it Down. Make a Plan. Work on it Every day. Want to improve yourself? Want to make changes? Follow these steps to create a personal growth plan. What are you really trying to change? Next, write it down so you … Continue reading Monday Musts