Over-complicated ‘Core Training’ Is Making Athletes Worse

Core Training

Over-complicated 'Core Training' Is Making Athletes Worse With the rise of social media and the increasing use of the term "functional," and "core training" - those terms meanings are now broader than ever. Search Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube and you'll find literally thousands of different moves being termed as core exercises. With so many options at your disposal, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Especially since everyone online is an expert, and everything online is also true, right?(Sarcasm). Keep in...

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Not Getting Faster? Your ‘Speed Training’ May Be Conditioning Training

Speed Training

Not Getting Faster? Your 'Speed Training' Might Actually Be Conditioning Training Well, if this is the case and your speed training workouts are actually conditioning workouts all I can say for you is that you are doing it wrong. A typical "speed workout" I do myself or take an athlete through requires a lot of rest to allow he/she/them to be able to max out at or above 95% (sprint at full speed) for each of the reps. Unfortunately, at...

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More Evidence Exercise Is Good For Your Mood

exercise is good for mental health

More Evidence Exercise Is Good For Your Mood Those of us who exercise or workout on a regular basis already know this and dont need a study to tell us that exercise is good for our mood. However, another study suggests that people who exercise regularly may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often. To that I say "no kidding" but if you need some evidence, here it is. Read on! Here Are The Facts The study at The Lancet Psychiatry...

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How Much HIIT Is Enough?

HIIT

Is 30 Minutes Of High - Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Once a Week Really Enough? My answer is: YES, if you are working out several times a week, doing HIIT one of those times is a good thing. Is once a week enough? In my opinion, the answer is again YES. Doing HIIT more than once a week regularly is actually unnecessary, in my opinion. One should not need to perform regular HIIT to achieve the benefits. What Is HIIT?...

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The TB12 Method

TB12 Method

Learning New Techniques: The TB12 Method Sometimes you have to sharpen your skills. I have been a personal trainer now for 16 + Years. Learning New Techniques to sharpen my skills in the past has sometimes left me feeling like I am learning a new gimmick or false fact - or at best something most people are not going to do or need. This past week I had the privilege to go to Foxborough, MA to TB12 Sports and learn...

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Start The Morning Workout Routine

Workout

Start The Morning Workout Routine Start Small Start with just 30 minutes. Don't jump right in with a 90-minute early morning workout. It’s easy to wake up a half hour earlier and go out and do something basic like running, push-ups, and sit-ups and then get ready for work. You can always make your workouts longer down the road, but start with something you can be consistent with. Prep the Night Before If you’re going to need something in the...

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Is Yoga Really Exercise?

Yoga Move

Is Yoga Really Exercise? I get asked this a lot. Usually by someone who doesn't do yoga, or someone who doesn't care for it. Those who love it will tell you all the benefits. They will also be excited to share them with you. So what is the answer? Studies Show Yoga Is Good For You The trend toward high intensity workouts has reinforced the notion held by some that it doesn't really count as exercise because most of its...

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Core Training

Core Training

Core Training Since you are not living under a rock, you have heard the terms “core” and “core training” and, you even know the importance of core strength as well as training your core. Buzzwords “core” and “core training” get thrown around more than they should. There is a lot of variation in what most people mean when they use those buzzwords. Unfortunately, there are lots of variations on how to properly train your “core” as well. Questions You Might...

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Family Workouts For Fun!!

Lake Country Training

Family Workouts For Fun - 1000 Rep Plate Challenge Lets face it, working out can be a chore from time to time. However, it doesn't  have to be, and when it is a chore that should signal you need a change!! We have been doing some family workouts for fun lately and I did this 1000 Rep Plate Challenge the other day with my son! It was lots of fun - he is 9 and loves working out with dad...

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Does Sweating During a Workout Mean You Burn More Calories?

Running

Does Sweating During a Workout Mean You Burn More Calories? If you don’t work up a sweat exercising, then you haven’t been going hard enough, right? Wrong. Well, possibly wrong. When it comes to exercise, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a dripping forehead. But does a sweat-soak shirt equal a better workout? SWEAT SCIENCE As your muscles generate heat during your workout, and your body temperature rises, your body triggers a cooling process - sweating. Our sweat glands are...

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