Optimize Recovery to Maximize Results

When it comes to gaining muscle, people tend to think that more is better. If lifting weights 3 days a week works, why not lift 7 days? In reality, your workouts are where you break down muscle tissue, cause fatigue, and add stress to the body. It is outside of the gym, during recovery, that … Continued

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Lift At Any Age!

“I’m getting too old for this,” is a phrase we hear all the time, especially in regards to fitness. The truth is that many of the aches, pains, and ailments associated with age are actually brought on by years of inactivity. While the intensity of the activities you participate in may change as you age, … Continued

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Warm Up to Wake Up

By now, everyone should understand the importance of warming up before exercise. You might be doing a few stretches before your workout, or even spending a few minutes on the treadmill to get your heart rate up. However, these kinds of warm ups do not activate the muscles, are not motivating, and fail to prepare … Continued

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2 Simple Rules for Safe, Effective Strength Gains!

For those who regularly strength train, seeing the weight on the bar increase each week can be a great motivator. Most people in the gym measure their progress solely through increases in weight. While weight increases provide an easy indicator of progress, using this as your only measure can invite injury, stifle motivation, and lead … Continued

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