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Intro to Tempo Training

Posted on 15 October, 2016 at 16:40 Comments comments (3282)

Tempo training is the concept of determining the speed at which you do an exercise. Generally, when exercising, there are four stages that you can determine the speed at which you move a weight. These four stages are the eccentric portion of an exercise, the midpoint, the concentric portion, and the top point. For example, if you are bench pressing, the portion where the bar descends toward your chest is the eccentric portion of the bench press. The point at which the bar makes contact with y...

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Exercise Selection Fundamentals

Posted on 4 October, 2016 at 18:45 Comments comments (210)

Exercise selection is one of the most important decisions one can make while creating an exercise routine. Often, people will throw together some plan based on exercises that they know and like. This can lead to muscle imbalances and will often cause injury or poor posture. If you were to walk into a gym and examine a random set of people everyday for a few months, you will notice a pattern. People do what they know. People will work out the exact same way for every workout, or for every week...

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Key Components to Fat Loss

Posted on 26 September, 2016 at 13:20 Comments comments (571)

The single most common goal amongst people who are interested in exercising is to lose weight and to "tone up." When I hear someone mention these goals, it tells me that they want two things. First: they want to decrease the amount of body fat that they currently have. Second: they want to increase the amount of lean muscle tissue on their body. Today, I aim to discuss what I concider to be some of the most crucial aspects of training and nutrition to accomplish these goals. 

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Breathing Technique: Importance of Breathing

Posted on 19 September, 2016 at 14:05 Comments comments (657)

One of the most common questions that I get from my clients is: "When should I breathe?" I have noticed that, very often, exercising takes so much focus on finding the correct form, that breathing becomes compromised. It’s an odd thing to remind someone that they have to keep breathing. But it happens, and it happens often.

I will start by addressing the possible breathing options and why they can be useful. First off, there is the action known as the inhale. This may...

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Benefits of Circuit Training

Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 10:25 Comments comments (2273)

One of the big fitness hypes of the recent years has been Crossfit. Crossfit training appeals to a large group of people because it points to the idea that you can accomplish many goals by exercising using the Crossfit scheme. Whether you are aiming to lose weight, increase strength, build endurance, or just get in better overall shape, Crossfit has been the path people take to achieve these goals. The idea behind crossfit is (generally) that you do a series of exercises in a row (either as f...

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