Strength Training for Runners

Runners in the midwest have been running outside for a few months now. There are races every weekend for runners of all abilities and distances. People run for various reasons including the cardiovascular benefits, mental health benefits or they just like to compete. Unfortunately many runners neglect strength training and wind up losing muscle which…

How To Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss

Falls are the most common cause of injuries during old age. Sarcopenia is defined as age-related muscle loss that occurs after age 30. Inactive adults can lose up to 3-5% of their muscle mass each decade. As early as age 65, this percentage may increase drastically.  This muscle loss is usually associated with lower activity…

Women and Strength Training

Women and Strength Training: The Myths Strength training is extremely important for both men AND WOMEN. There are so many benefits that come from strength training that it should be an easy choice to fit strength into your regular routine. Unfortunately there are so many myths about strength training, especially regarding women! Below are just…

Free Weights and Machines - Which is Better?

Here are some common quotes we hear around the fitness industry: “Machines are only for people with injuries.” “I don’t use machines because they don’t help build mass.” “Machines don’t work for functional training.”   We lumped quite a bit of nonsense all into one post.  Each quote above has its own issues and we…