Leg Curls Done Light

You've been told that the hamstrings are predominantly fast-twitch fibers, so for years you've been training them accordingly: high loads, low reps, and explosive concentrics with plenty of rest. You've also been told that ankle plantarflexion during leg curls increases the activation of the hamstrings, so you've been doing them in that manner as well. And you got great ...

Posted May 1, 2017

Challenge the Establishment (Part 2)

If you’ve been spinning your wheels and going nowhere in your pursuit for optimal health and fitness, then stop! Doing something simply because you’ve been told to is not good enough. It’s time to question authority and challenge the establishment. In the past, we looked at five common health and fitness misconceptions. Today, we're going to look at ...

Posted Apr 23, 2017

The Evolution of a Personal Trainer

You’ve heard the classic story: He started in the mailroom and now he’s running the company! Personal training is no different than any other business – you must start from the bottom and work your way up. As far as I see it, a career in personal training should follow this timeline: Late Teens and Twenties This is the time to pay your dues by working for ...

Posted Apr 17, 2017

The TOFI "Skinny Fat" Syndrome

How many times have you heard your child say something along the lines of “but so-and-so eats junk food every day and they’re not fat?” It's true, some kids have such a fast metabolism that they could eat anything their little heart desires and not gain any weight, but just because they're thin on the outside doesn't mean that they aren't fat on the ...

Posted Apr 10, 2017

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