Challenge the Establishment: Dispelling Five Common Health and Fitness Misconceptions
In life we take many things for granted. People are told to go on a low fat diet and do some aerobic training, and yet they still gain body fat. Your blood work shows slightly altered cholesterol and thyroid levels and right away youre told to go on medication. The trainer at your local gym rips out a copy of Everyday Stretches (reproduced from a 1987 poster) and ...
Check The References: Don't Believe Everything You Read!
It's been said that personal trainers receive the majority of information from muscle magazines. What's frightening is that they blindly apply this new-found (sometimes quite inaccurate) knowledge with themselves, or worse, their clients. Remember, don't believe everything you read & sometimes a little knowledge can be very dangerous! Well, it's about time as trainers ...
Eccentric Training: How to Obtain Positive Results From a Negative Action
Eccentric training will catapult strength and athletic performance to a new level if used appropriately. In order to lift a weight, muscular force must exceed the downward force of a load. The opposite occurs when you lower a weight motor units are turned off until the downward force of the load is greater than the muscular force acting upon it. With less motor units ...
Everything You Need To Know About Supersets And More (Part 1)
Over the years, various techniques have been advanced in strength training. Some have merit, many do not! Partials conducted in the strongest range for an extended period of time is one antiquated example. This was advocated as a method to increase the amount of work performed in a given unit of time. Such training would be superior to all others if we only ...
Everything You Need To Know About Supersets And More (Part 2)
Some guys seek size at any expense. They dont care if their joints take a beating in the process. To them its carpe diem, seize the day and screw tomorrow! Others are more along the lines of been there, done that, and joint health takes a bit more priority then getting huge. A day without aches is a little more appealing ...
Flexibility 101: The Do's and Don'ts of Stretching
In order to maximize your results when training for flexibility, certain rules exist. Here are the do's and don'ts of stretching ...
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