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WHY TRAINING TO FAILURE IS KEEPING YOU FROM SEEING GREAT RESULTS

When it comes to training for failure, there will be quite a bit of it depends. With this blog post, I will do my best to cover the nuances, so bear with me. First, what is training for failure? There is a couple of ways you can define this. You can either do an exercise…

A trainer showing a personal record deadlift in his garage gym.

5 DEADLIFT TIPS FOR BETTER FORM AND PERFORMANCE

Deadlifts are a great exercise for overall strength, low back health, posture, and building muscles. It is an exercise work developing the skill and getting strong. Before you get started with a deadlift, you need to know how to hip hinge. If you are not sure what a hip hinge is, check out my past…

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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…

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…

WHAT IS YOUR MINDSET

What is your mindset with exercise? Another way to ask yourself is; What is your Why for exercise? The reason I ask is because your Why matters, and it will dictate how you will exercise whether it's good or bad. Ideally the mindset of exercise should be a positive one, helping you move better and…

HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE

So your goal is to build muscle? The first step is you need to start resistance training. Resistance training is the only form of exercise that builds muscles. Another term for muscle growth that you might have heard of is hypertrophy. If your goal is to build muscle, then you will benefit from being in…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FAT LOSS FOR GREAT RESULTS

Fat loss is all about manipulating the energy balance of the body. How your body burns energy during the day can be explained in, What is Metabolism?. The metabolism is the total energy expenditure (TEE) of the body. This energy is measured as calories, and the byproduct is heat. In order for you to lose…

WHAT IS METABOLISM?

Metabolism is one of those terms that people will use but not fully understand what it means. The term is mostly associated with how well you can maintain weight or lose weight. Fast and slow metabolisms are commonly phrased when talking about losing weight. The word metabolism means much more than just losing or gaining…