Foam Rolling Benefits

Foam-RollerFoam rolling is great for injury prevention, recovery, and physique building. Rollers are an excellent tool for self-myofascial release (SMR). 

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 ...

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How to Hire a Personal Trainer

General view of Personal Trainers 7/7/2013     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 ...

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When To Increase Your Load in Resistance Training

DMZvisual-5096    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 ...

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Core Exercises

PowerClean     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 ...

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Rawmana Fitness Open House

Rawmana     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), ...

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Tips to Reduce Bloating

WaterGlass1. 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 ...

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Pre-Contest Diets Are Not For the Weight Loss Clients

EatClean     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 ...

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