Top Fitness Trends of 2021

Every year the American College of Sports Medicine releases its survey of top fitness trends.  This survey is sent to exercise and health professionals across the world in order to predict what might be trending in the fitness industry in the coming year.  This year is no exception.  Trainers, coaches, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and more…

Should I Exercise If I'm Hurt Or Feeling Pain?

Have you ever been on a roll getting your exercise in and all of a sudden…severe back pain after a day sitting in your office chair. Or maybe you hurt your knee playing basketball in high school and now your 37 and still can’t figure out how to exercise without aggravating it? Sound familiar? Sticking…

Strength Training For Life

People start strength training for a variety of reasons and many start because they are preparing for a specific event. Events range from endurance races to hiking, backpacking or hunting trips but what about preparing for unexpected physical events? What about being strong for life? Activities like carrying your kids or your groceries feel easier…

The Truth About Injuries and Strength Training

At Titanium Performance we often work with clients who suffered an injury or from chronic pain and one of the first questions they ask is, “how long until I’m better and can stop this?” This question actually has two parts and people usually don’t like either answer. Unfortunately there isn’t a manual that says how…

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…

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…