What Exactly Is the Core?

When people talk about the core, they often think of just your abdominals.  It is not that simple.  The muscles of the core can be divided into three categories, the local stabilization system, global stabilization system, and movement system. The local stabilization system is made up of muscles that attach directly to the spine.  TheyContinue reading “What Exactly Is the Core?”

Gluten Free: Is it necessary?

A very popular trend in nutrition right now is going gluten free. First of all, I will explain what it is. Gluten is a protein in wheat and other related grains like barley and rye. There are known diseases and conditions that should avoid it such as celiac disease or people with known gluten sensitivity.Continue reading “Gluten Free: Is it necessary?”

Supplements: Things You Should Consider First

If you are considering taking a supplement to enhance your training, lose weight, or for health benefits, there are some factors you should take into consideration. There are supplement labels and there a food labels.  In order for something to get a food label, it has to be approved by the FDA. Most supplements haveContinue reading “Supplements: Things You Should Consider First”

Lasting Results

Every year when January comes, people think about changing something about their lives and it is usually related to weight loss.  As a personal trainer, it’s great for business, but I would also like to see changes to everyone’s lifestyles that make lasting results, year round so that the next year, you just keep doingContinue reading “Lasting Results”

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Why eat boring? This is healthy and has lots of flavor! –          2 LBS of Ground Turkey Breast –          1 ½ Cup of Crumbled Feta Cheese –          15 OZ Package of Frozen Spinach –          1 ½ Cup of Oats –          4 Eggs –          1 ½ tsp Oregano –          1 tsp Thyme –          ½ tsp BasilContinue reading “Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers”

Deadlift vs. Squat

Many people don’t know the difference and some use these terms interchangeably. There is a big difference between these two powerful lifts. The squat is a more knee dominant movement, placing great demand on the quadriceps. The deadlift is a hip dominant movement, requiring strength and mobility of the posterior chain of your body andContinue reading “Deadlift vs. Squat”

Training John vs. Jane

The most common response when meeting a new female client is “I want to tone up, but I don’t want to get bulky.” For the most part, training has the same effect of both genders. Training can help you improve strength, build muscle, lose fat, gain speed, build bone and other connective tissues, improve brainContinue reading “Training John vs. Jane”