Blogs about Weight Training

Tension to Boost Any Exercise

In following with the theme of my first post to this blog I'm back again to share my latest insights.  Lately I have noticed a big draw to body weight exercises.  Such exercises can be done anywhere, great for coordination, balance, more functional in my opinion and can modified to fit either muscular strength or endurance.  My latest read, "The Naked Warrior" by Pavel, had a lot of insight on breathing, force production and tension.  All the time I see fellow trainers tell their clients to keep their core tight or to push off that leg.

One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions

One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the MisconceptionsA Pound is a Pound

Things to consider

So I have been thinking about some things relative to fitness trainers, but also to anyone that is currently training or considering it.

Taking The Risk

Some people are risk takers and some are not.  Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality.  Are you a risk taker?  It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was.  My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding.  Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not?  Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'?  Bam...

Pre-planning is your key to success

The key to being the best that you can be is preplanning. Don’t just go through life by the seat of your pants. Strategize. Book your exercise sessions like they are mandatory meetings. You will be mentally prepared to workout at your scheduled times. Plan your routine based on the amount of time you have available. If you only have 20 minutes, maybe work on speed training. If you have more time, maybe focus on slow and steady distance. When strength training, give muscle groups 72 hours to recover. Make a grocery list before you go food shopping. Stick to the list.

Common Muscle Building Mistakes!

Have you ever wondered why some people are constantly at the gym and yet have nothing to show for their effort?

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Accidental Results

It’s not very often when you are working with a client to try and resolve another issue and you accidentally find a solution to a problem that you never knew existed.  Huh?  Are we talking about a sales pitch here?  No, no, we’re still talking about results.  For a client.  That we found.  Accidentally…

Strength Training 101

First of all, lets face it: Putting everything else aside, life is EASIER when you’re strong.  Carrying groceries? One trip. Children to carry? No problem. Car stuck in the snow? Push it out with ease.Plus, whether you’re 100 lbs overweight or just need to lose the last 15, strength training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and build muscle.

Top ten reasons for women to start weight lifting

As so many of you liked my recent post on weight lifting and how the media’s representation of it is wrong for women, I decided to do another post on the same topic. So these are my top ten reasons for women to lift weights…10 You will gain strength (without looking like Arnie)