There are many fitness professionals in the world who claim that the ability to to start exercising is the sole requirement to get results. Unfortunately, this is not the case and it is never quite that simple. There are countless variables to consider that scale across varying levels of importance. The three most important variables […]
How To Recomp Your Body
The term “recomp” is a pseudonym use to describe the changing of an individuals body composition. For example, if an individual goes from 30% body fat to 20% body fat this would be considered a successful body recomp. Changing your body composition is normally looked upon as a mysterious and arduous process. People don’t know whether they […]
Why You Shouldn’t Be Training To Failure
Have you ever heard the concept of training to failure? Training to failure is a popular methodology utilized by people who are trying to focus on muscle growth and size (hypertrophy). This methodology is used as a way to completely exhaust the muscles, accrue a large amount of volume (total work), and create cellular stress. […]
Best New Years Resolution Advice
Many people fail to achieve their goals every year because they fail to establish a routine around fitness. If your fitness routine is sporadic, then your results will either be sporadic or non-existent. A lack of results leads to a decline in motivation. This decreases the chance of you being committed to or achieving your […]
I Pushed Through The Pain, Where Are My Results?
I want to talk to you today about one of the biggest fallacies circulating the fitness industry. In truth this fallacy has been in the industry for decades, and that is “The currency for progress towards your goals is pain.” Not only is this strategy not effective, it can actually prevent you from achieving your […]
Why is Cardio Not Helping My Weight Loss?
Most trainers used to advocate for cardio as the be all end all for weight loss solutions. Every time I spoke to a trainer or coach they’d say “just up your cardio and the weight will fall right off.” I know now that’s probably some of the worse advice that you could give to an […]
Primal Movement Patterns and Your Insufferable Back Pain
Prior to entering the fitness industry, the last time I heard the word “Primal” was in reference to Optimus in a 90’s Beast Wars cartoon (best show ever!). Regarding fitness and movement, however, the word primal describes a specific set of movement patterns. There are eight primal movement patterns in total, and they have been […]
A Better Squeeze Equals Better Juice: Strategies for overcoming fitness plateaus
Now, what in the millennial jargon does that title even mean? Let’s break it down and build it back up. Your accessory exercises (referred to later as the squeeze) have the ability to progress and impact your primary movements (referred to later as the juice) more than you realize. If you haven’t been seeing the […]