What is myofascial release, exactly? Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment, that attempts to release tension in the fascia, due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues, called fascia, surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Self-myofascial ...Continue Reading →
Personal trainers can help people reach their personal health and fitness goals, or they could be a big waste of time and money. If you are considering hiring a trainer, it can be difficult to pick the right one. Many gyms offer personal training services for their members (for an additional fee), and their high-pressure salespeople ...Continue Reading →
If you are training hard and don’t factor in enough recovery time to your program, overtraining can result. Recovery comes in many forms; enough calories & the right balance of macronutrients, enough sleep, stress management and proper program design that incorporates rest days.
Here is a great way to monitor whether you ...Continue Reading →
An essential component of any resistance training program is the concept of progression. In other words, to move toward a predetermined goal, you have to increase load (weight), volume, frequency or create a change that will challenge you more.
Most individuals, who lift weights, know that the weight they start out lifting needs to get heavier over time. A ...Continue Reading →
According to NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, an exercise is classified as a Core Exercise if a) it involves two or more primary joints, which would make it a multi-joint exercise and b) engages large muscles while activating synergistic muscles.
One multi-joint large muscle exercise (bench press) has the potential to activate as many as 4-8 small muscle, single joint ...Continue Reading →
We will have our doors open with special activities, such as seminars on the “5 Nutrition Tips We Should All Practice” with guest speaker, Sandra Blackie , B.A., N.A.S.N., N.A.S.M., A.F.A.A., & I.F.B.B. Pro Bodybuilder.
There will also be drawings & “give aways”, body fat testing on the Seca machine (BIA), ...Continue Reading →
One of my clients just got the wonderful news that she is pregnant! Does she have to eat or exercise differently compared to before? Because she is a new client with weight loss goals, it is important that she focus more on eating healthy than dieting, at this point. She can continue doing the same exercises in ...Continue Reading →
This can be the best time for positive change! No, this is not “pigging out” after the show. Nor is it time to regain all the body fat you lost before the show. It ...Continue Reading →
1. Drink Up. Water, that is. Contrary to popular belief, bloating is not a result of consuming too much water—in fact, it’s just the opposite. If you’re dehydrated, your body actually holds onto water, increasing puffiness and bloating. Drinking water also helps prevent constipation by helping flush waste out of your system and keeping your digestive tract moving. Aim ...Continue Reading →
As a retired IFBB Professional Bodybuilder and certified Sports Nutritionist, I meet a lot of men & women who train with trainers who give them diets that competitors use to peak for bodybuilding (physique, bikini, figure) shows. The client’s goal is to lose weight and they have no goal to compete, yet they are being asked to follow diets that are extreme, unhealthy, and do not result in ...Continue Reading →