10 commandments of muscle recovery

10 Commandments of Muscle Recovery

  It’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing on one aspect of recovery. You might stretch . Or you might sleep. But muscle recovery is multi-faceted and to really repeat the benefits, you have to attack it from multiple angles. But first. What are the goals of recovery? Simple. When you workout, you damage your muscles by causing …

3 Training Mistakes that Stop Your Progress

I get it. You want results. You want to lose fat, build muscles, get fast or something else just as admirable. And you hunt down info online, you ask the beefy guy at the gym for tips and you find a training program you’re ready to follow. Sounds great. But. You’re not seeing progress. Awesome. Waste of energy, right? We know …

How Your Breathing Pattern Can Get You Better Fitness Results

If you’ve ever been taught how to breath during weight lifting, you’ve probably heard this rule of thumb: Inhale during the eccentric phase. Exhale during the concentric phase. Sounds super fine and dandy – but only if you know what those terms even mean!   So let’s break them down.   The ECCENTRIC PHASE of a movement is when the …

4 Training Strategies to Stop Wasting Time in the Gym

You know the feeling when you get into the gym, start your workout and then an hour later, you realize you’ve hardly accomplished anything? There are so many opportunities for time wasting and distractions during the workout that those 60 second rest breaks between sets easily turn into 4, 5 or 6 minute breaks. And then before you know it, …

8 Training Rules to Live By

8 Training Rules to Live By   8. Strength training should be favored over cardio. Unless you’re a long distance endurance athlete and 50 miler races are in your wheelhouse – most of us should be focusing on strength training as our primary way to train.   Whether you’re after fat loss or muscle growth, lifting weights is the key to progress.   The difference …