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…

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…