There are HUNDREDS of fitness watches and other monitoring devices for our fitness. It started with step counters but has expanded to a huge variety of products that measure not only step counts, but heart rate, HRV, sleep status, and countless other metrics. It’s honestly crazy. But, how much attention and stake should we place in these numbers? In this episode, we dive into all things fitness trackers.
If there is one macronutrient that people struggle getting into their diet – It’s protein. Protein hosts a TON of benefits, especially when we’re training hard in the gym! It’s the building block of the macronutrients. It helps to build and maintain muscle and other tissues throughout the body. The recommended daily serving amount is … Continue reading Four Ways to Eat More Protein
It’s been a while, but I’m back this week for a Tough Love Tuesday with one of my biggest pet peeves that I see in programming and workouts. Training with no sense of direction or program or plan, adding in variations and “Instagram exercises” without reason… And then wondering why you’re not making progress! In … Continue reading For Movement’s Sake!
Time for some Tuesday, trainer tough love. Every once in a while, I have a few topics that come up – either common misconceptions, ideas and exercises people get wrong, whatever they may be. We’re going to tackle these on Tuesdays with bonus articles. They might be what you want to hear. They might be … Continue reading You Can’t Tone Your Muscles
In the research, this mind-muscle connection is referred to as “attentional focus”. This is the practice of directing our attention to the muscle or group of muscles we wish to activate during a particular exercise. For example, during a cable-pull through, we want to target the posterior chain. This primarily includes the glutes and hamstrings, … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or Fiction?
Do you prefer to listen? Check out my podcast, The Missing Piece on iTunes and Soundcloud. I expand on many of the points and offer my experience, as well as offer suggestions that you can incorporate into your life! It was a running joke during my freshman year of college that we would “start on … Continue reading Don’t Wait for 2018. Start Today.
Well, it’s been a long time coming. Usually I’m on good terms with technology, but this project was a whole other story. I’ve been trying to start and upload a podcast and although every website and resource I looked at said something to the effect of “Start Your Podcast with These Easy Steps.” False. There … Continue reading The Missing Piece