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…

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…

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…

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…