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?
After world’s a few weeks ago, I’ve been getting flooded with questions lately on powerlifting in general. How to start? How to train? How to pick a meet? What equipment to buy? Why I switched to power from bikini? I thought it would be helpful to share a few tips on getting started here. … Continue reading So You Wanna Start Powerlifting? 10 Tips to Begin.
Must Eat: Easy (High Protein) Lunch When I don’t have time to fix a lunch, but still want to get in some protein and carbs, this is one of my go-tos. I just buy some pre-packaged salmon (usually just the 4oz size) and put it on top of some pretzel crisps. This serving here is … Continue reading Monday Musts
Last week, I shared an example of a great lower body warm up. And this week, I'll be demonstrating some of my favorite upper body movements. As I've said before, warm ups should be tailored to individual needs (sticking points, mobility restrictions, under active muscles, etc). Anyway, here are some of my favorite movements I … Continue reading Upper Body Warm Up