New Years Resolutions - Achieving Success

Why New Years Resolutions Fail The New Year is the number one time of year for making exercise and nutrition related resolutions and 80% of those will fail by February. In January you have good intentions about attacking your new gym routine and eating plan, but a disturbance in routine causes you to lose focus…

Is Your Training Hurting You?

Training For Sport Versus Training For Health Reasons I recently came across a research study titled “A 4 year Analysis of the Incidence of Injuries Among Crossfit Trained Participants.” This particular article intrigued me because CrossFit has become such a popular training style for many people. What many people don’t realize is that CrossFit was…

Cardio and Weight Loss - What You May Not Know

Here is a small section from Dr. Wayne Westcott’s article about the myth of the “fat burning zone.” Full article can be found at –http://www.healthy.net/Health/Essay/What_Is_The_Fat_Burning_Zone/733 Consider This- The following example is taken from the exercise physiology lab at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. A 160-pound male walks for 30 minutes at a pace of 3.5 miles…

Popular Fitness Routines, Do They Work? Finding The Best Workout For You

Just Google it? Have you tried looking up fitness information on google or opened a magazine and said “I want to look like that so I will do what this celebrity is doing?”  Many of us have, myself included.  About 8 years ago, before I began strength training with a focus in High Intensity Training…

Quality over Quantity - A review of exercise and nutrition recommendations

Exercise and Nutrition: Quality over Quantity Exercise We have all heard the saying quality over quantity but why don’t we apply this to exercise and nutrition? Arthur Jones, the inventor of Nautilus exercise machines and High Intensity Strength Training was a pioneer in the movement to emphasize quality over quantity in fitness.  Many times he…

Muscle Imbalance and Proper Strengthening Protocol

Single Limb Training We have been asked questions about muscle imbalances a lot lately.  I will highlight a specific example, but keep in mind this protocol should be applied to all muscular imbalances/injuries. A client saw his doctor and was recommended to a physical therapist who diagnosed him with one glute being weaker than the…

Exercise is Medicine

Resistance Training Is Medicine In 2012 the American College of Sports Medicine published an article written by Wayne Westcott, PhD. titled Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health. The article highlights many benefits of strength training if performed properly. The main focus of the article is the importance of using resistance training…

Osteoporosis and Proper Resistance Training

Increase Your Bone Mineral Density In the U.S., 55% of the population aged 50 and older suffer from low bone density or have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Having a low bone density increases your chances of breaking a bone and depending on the break could rapidly decrease quality of…