December 26, 2011
I have been a gym-goer for the last 10 years, but only recently have I gained understanding of how greedy corporate gyms really are. Working as a staff trainer for the past few months has really opened my eyes to the differences of the working conditions of in-house trainers vs. independent trainers.
Let's say you are looking for a trainer. I believe you should look for an independent trainer rather than a staff trainer. Here is why:
July 13, 2011
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In a few days we'll be hittin' the road to move cross-country! We've been to the gym for eight days straight now, and I definitely need a day off. Yet, I am worried about what four days on the road with little physical activity and less than ideal food will do to my performance and physique. Provided I have the energy to exercise I plan to do this mini-workout at least a couple of times until I get the chance to hit the gym again.
July 11, 2011
Here's a list of ideas that can make your workouts even better:
- Having a plan for your workout.
- Eating appropriately prior to working out.
- Dressing comfortably (including comfortable shoes).
July 10, 2011
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Functional training has roots in physical therapy where patients receive therapy to improve function lost due to disease or injury. Functional training is, similar to therapy, geared towards improving ADL (activities of daily living). But people striving to improve performance or body composition should do a lot more challenging work than people in rehab. Has the human race physically deteriorated so much that it is necessary to introduce exercise to make housework and carrying groceries easier?
July 04, 2011
The theories around psychological traits and somatotypes, or body build, are considered outdated. Yet, evidence exist that different body types tend to excel in different fields of sports and respond differently to various forms of exercise.