two men looking at a workout schedule on a whiteboard

4 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BETTER RESULTS

What is a training program?  A training program is a plan to help you improve your health or physical characteristic. Physical characteristics include muscle hypertrophy, speed, vertical jump, more explosive, better endurance, and more. Your goal could be finally getting a pull-up, and your training program will help.  The training program provides you with goal-driven…

WARM-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PERFORM BETTER

What is a warm-up?  A definition straight from the dictionary says this, a period or act of preparation for a game, performance, or exercise session, involving gentle exercise or practice. A couple of keywords should stick out to you, preparation and practice. Ideally, your warm-up should prepare you for moving your body.  The warm-up should…

DON’T USE EXERCISE TO PUNISH YOUR BODY

Many people exercise so they can burn calories and lose fat. Unfortunately, this mindset is setting you up for failure.  How often have you heard others say, “I ate a ton of food yesterday and need to burn it off with today's workout”?  I will be honest I used to say this all the time…

Personal Trainer sprinting with daughter in grass.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SPRINTING FOR BETTER HEALTH

Sprinting is a fundamental component of being human, a locomotive movement. It’s a natural movement that we all do, especially as kids. As adults, sprinting is not as standard unless you are in sports this should not be the case sprinting is a natural movement you learn as a kid. At first, it was awkward,…

Personal Trainer demonstrating proper barbell bench press form.

HOW YOU CAN INCREASE YOUR BENCH PRESS FOR BETTER GAINS

The barbell bench press is one of those exercises that every boy in high school wants to do. In the gym, it's all about increasing your bench press. I am not certain why every teen boy obsesses with the bench press; I believe ego is part of it.  I am sure most teen boys who…

a woman in black sports bra and shorts stretching her body near the cliff

TIGHT HIPS? TRY THESE MOVES FOR BETTER HIPS

Having tight hips is not fun.  When your hips are tight, it can cause all kinds of issues with the rest of your body.  If you look at the body, your joints have a pattern with stability and mobility. Your foot is for stability, and the joint above, the ankle, is made for mobility.  Continuing…

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 4 ANTI-LATERAL FLEXION

Welcome back to the discussion of your core and how to train them. This is the final installment of the core series, and if you are new and have not read the previous articles, you can check them out here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  This article will talk about anti-lateral flexion, what…

A personal trainer demonstrating a Palloff Press, a anti-rotational core exercise.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 3 ANTI-ROTATION

    Welcome back to Part 3 on how you can train your core better.  With today's article, I will talk about how you can get started with anti-rotation core exercises.  The last two articles were about anti-extension, in the supine and prone position. If you have not read those yet, go and read them here:…

A person doing a banded deadbug exercise for core stability.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 2

Here I am continuing with the discussion of your core workouts. If you have not read it yet, go and read part 1 on how to train your core better.   In the last article, I go into what the core is and how to train it in different planes of motion. I go into detail…