Blogs about Resistance Training

Research abstract presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting

One month away from the presentation of a new research study at the greatest conference in sports medicine and exercise science globally organized by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Denver, CO.http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org

Lack of Resistance Training leads to Obesity

So what’s a big reason why people gain weight as they age? -Poor metabolism. Studies show that overtime someone who does not strength train loses half a pound of muscle each year. That means over a ten-year period 5 pounds of muscle is lost. We know that muscle tissue has a positive effect on our metabolism, and as adults age and age, muscle tissue atrophies because there is a lack of resistance training and or challenging activity. Muscle tissue has a big effect on resting metabolic rate.

Webinar for Greek fitness professionals

A webinar entitled 'Concurrent training in the fitness industry: Translating science to practice' that will bring more light to one of the most controversial and interesting topics of exercise programming in the global fitness industry at this moment!Thursday, February 23, 2016, 8.00 PM - 10.00 PMhttp://scienceweb.gr/web/?epl_event=web76 

Personal Training Special

It is not too late to take advantage of our Holiday/New Year's Personal Training Special! Purchase 5 sessions and receive 1 Free. Expires Jan. 31, 2017. Good for new clients. Give the gift of health to yourself, friend or loved one! 

How To Gain Weight

How Do I Gain WeightWhile it’s not as common a goal as losing weight, there are a significant number of people that have weight gain as their goal. The reasons are as varied as the individuals but could include wanting to gain weight for a sport, wanting to put on some pounds after rehabilitating from an injury or you are just underweight and have trouble making the scale go up or your Doctor has asked you to gain weight.

Lifting Lighter Weights Can Be Just as Effective as Heavy Ones

Upending conventions about how best to strength train, a new study finds that people who lift relatively light weights can build just as much strength and muscle size as those who grunt through sessions using much heftier weights — if they plan their workouts correctly. 

Activity Doesn't Always Equal Accomplishment

One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use.  If you're into sports you've seen it before.  It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds.  It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it.  How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?

The Benefits of Resistance Training As We Age

Let’s face it…We aren’t getting any younger. There are lots of options available when it comes to exercise, but resistance training is essential as we age.

Resistance Band Demonstration at Women's Health & Fitness Expo (w/Video)

This workout uses resistance bands a type of elastic resistance.  The bands increase strength, mobility and function, as well as reduce joint pain.    Bands and tubing rehabilitate injuries, improve the functional ability of older adults, improve athletic performance, and aid in treating many chronic diseases. In addition, resistance bands are lightweight and portable, take up very little space and are safe and easy to use.  In this routine, a variety of strength training exercises are shown for a complete, total body workout. 

Stay Well At Home program

The Stay Well At Home program is a 6-month long multifactorial fall risk reduction program aimed to help older aduls to stay safely and independently at home. The program includes twice weekly in-home exercise training visits that gradually tapers down to once weekly exercise training visits to weekly phone consults with a qualified health and fitness professional.