help achieve their goals. The ultimate evidence is only found after a trial period. The perfect program can look great on paper, but as someone begins to execute it, it’s a flop. You take the reins and put a stop to the movement, program, etc. that isn’t working. As a coach, it’s my job to then problem solve and find another way to achieve the goals they want. But the member is always in the driver’s seat. Today we’re unpacking what that looks like and how you can be a better advocate for yourself.
It’s no secret that barbell movements have a host of benefits. From increasing strength to hypertrophy, they are a staple in many programs. But what if you don’t have access to a barbell? What if you don't feel comfortable quite yet with it? Or what if you simply want to mix it up?
Last week, we talked about the relationship between static and dynamic stretching. Each is important and each has a different purpose within the context of a well-rounded program. This week, we bring in the third piece to the puzzle: stability. Not only do our bodies need to be able to move well through full ranges … Continue reading Staying Put.
In the gym, we lift perfectly shaped dumbbells, walk on treadmills, sit on machines designed to target a single muscle group, and pedal bikes that we don’t balance as we ride. But how often do we encounter these in our everyday life? If your day looks anything like mine, chances are grocery bags are never … Continue reading Working Out for Life
Before we hop into the meat and potatoes of this article, I want to preface by saying that this is specifically directed toward those who are looking to lose body fat. If that’s not you, I would encourage you to keep reading anyway. Perhaps you’ll want to in the future or you’ll be able to … Continue reading HIIT vs LISS: What’s the deal with these acronyms?