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Archive for January 2018

Weight Training Fundamentals 101

(Applied to Muscular Strength) Before beginning any weight training exercise program designed to improve muscular strength, follow these fundamentals and include all to ensure safety, effectiveness and fun! And, as always, before beginning any exercise program, please consult your physician. Three basic types of weight training equipment: -Free weight – the weight is free of…

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Ten Simple Ways to Cut Calories

While each client’s nutritional needs and requirements vary, when a client determines they would like to reduce body weight and improve body composition, along with designing an individual exercise program for them, we begin to make simple nutritional changes that accumulatively may create positive macro changes down the line. This week, ten simple ways to…

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Dynamic Core Strengthening — Three Weighted Carry Exercises

Dynamic core strengthening, which is movement oriented strengthening of the core musculature, is critical for all sports.  While it is crucial to strengthen the nose to toes core statically to improve static stability (i.e. a plank would be an example of a static core exercise), when we are moving our core musculature must respond to…

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Three “Getting Real about Fitness” Guidelines for 2018

What does getting “real” about fitness in 2018 mean? It means making decisions and choices regarding your fitness level which are based on sound, scientific research, tried and true exercise programs designed by bona fide fitness professionals and being realistic about what your body and lifestyle may honestly support. So many folks, particularly in the…

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