1) Workout Partners: Meant for everyone?
*Al made an excellent point last week. His friend at the gym who he doesn’t even train with, but sees to chat afterwards wasn’t there…something was missing, he was less motivated to come back next time.
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*Last week Al got a chance to use a 20lb weighted vest while performing lunges. It is incredible to think he has lost even MORE than this during his transformation!
*Realizing this is how hard he used to work to move with added weight on
Continue reading Using a weighted vest, a dramatic way to realize your fat loss?
*This is a very common question! The answer is NO; you do not need to invest in a $10,000 home gym to get in shape!
*At a fundamental level, all you need is a pair of running shoes! With this alone you can get a
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Many guys and gals in the gym isolate muscles to develop particular muscle groups, is this necessary and appropriate for everyone?
Most of the time joint isolation is NOT necessary because for many people their muscles will respond in the manner they desire through compound
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“I want to start getting lean, should I start training with 20 reps/set? I heard that high reps will bring out definition in my muscles and help burn fat”
Pro’s: -high reps often elevated your heart rate, helping burn more calories during your
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… that Medpoint has in place for every client before they work with a knesiologist?
As we continue to set a new standard of care in the fitness industry, we have implemented our medical clearance process since day #1.
a) Client receives relevant medical testing
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Zdeno Chara is the NHL slap shot record holder at 105.9mph.
Similar to golf, the slap shot starts with a backswing.
Backswing: the wider your arch length, the greater chance to produce maximum blade speed & torque at impact. Having a long stick like Chara’s
Continue reading Hockey: What advantages does Zdeno Chara have at 6’9” tall?
A: Definitely not! This is a great myth to bust! More research is showing that the “repeated bout effect” is arguably most important for regular exercisers than muscle damage itself. Ie) regular TENSION and LOAD on the muscle is important, not damaging the tissue
Continue reading Fitness Myth: Do you really have to feel SORE the day after a workout to grow and tone your muscles?
… Should I be doing anything different than an athlete for example?”
Yes you should have a program that varies from an athlete!
-Everyone should focus on core strength/stabilization in addition to joint stabilization when creating a weight training program. However, this should be to
Continue reading “Aric, you’ve emphasized the importance of incorporating functional components to a training program, but my goal is muscle growth!…
Once again, muscle growth “hypertrophy” from an exercise perspective comes down to the amount of force (intensity) applied to the muscle and distance (reps/sets) it moves that force.
Pro’s: Great “neuromuscular stimulus”, remaining stable with the bar on your back/front is difficult
Continue reading Fitness Myth: The Olympic bar squat is the best exercise for growing your legs.