19Dec 2016

There’s been a lot of hoopla concerning cardio’s “damaging” effects on your ability to burn fat. I’ll be the first to admit I fell down this rabbit hole as well. Much of my earlier knowledge came from sources who were obsessed with gaining as much muscle as possible versus the typical everyday Jane and Joe […]

12Dec 2016

USING LIGHT WEIGHTS OR HEAVY WEIGHTS CAN INCREASE MUSCLE STRENGTH When I say ‘light’ I’m referring to 50-60% of your 1RM, not the 5lb dumbbells or 10lb barbell you use in your step aerobics class. A key training factor in determining muscle size and development is volume of our workload (sets X reps X weight). […]

05Dec 2016

The step-up is the sister movement to the lunge; moving one leg at a time, requiring balance to perform correctly, and working similar muscle groups. Just like the lunge, the step-up has similar issues. These common mistakes listed below focus directly on the step-up. All the mistakes you read with the LUNGE still apply, so don’t […]

28Nov 2016

  Second to the pushup, the pull-up is one of the oldest and most common methods of testing and developing upper body strength and definition. Everything from your grip, forearms, upper arms, back, and core take part in the pull-up. In addition, there are many way one can perform a pull-up with each version focusing […]

23Nov 2016

The lunge is one of the best leg and glute developers for the lower body. Not to mention it’s also one of the most versatile; you can perform forward lunges, reverse lunges, side lunges, lunges with weights hanging, racked, or overheard, and more. To perform a lunge you need balance and control, and that is […]

14Nov 2016

  Ah, the ever so reliable pushup! It’s arguably the foundation for upper bodyweight strength training. From ancient Spartan warriors to modern day fitness bunnies, pushups are performed by nearly everyone! Unfortunately, many perform pushups incorrectly, including those in the military (and we loooove our pushups). Take a look at the list below and see how […]