The Honest Truth About Fitness

The fat in everyone is different, and everyone’s body responds to exercise in different ways. While there certainly are scientific methods of exercise that generally work, advancement in the art and sport of exercise requires a personal connection between the athlete and the exercise. Each exercise, each routine, and each complete program must be personalized … Read more

How to Weight Lift for Weight Loss

There are three methods that can be used to lose weight when weight lifting. Two of them involve how you split up your major muscle groups, and the third involves incorporating cardio into your weight training routine. All of them are effective for weight loss. The one you use depends on your experience and training … Read more

Gym Etiquette

The following are some general rules of etiquette that should be observed in a gym. In everything, apply the Golden Rule. 1. Bring a towel Most commercial gyms do not provide towels. You’ll need it to wipe your sweat off the equipment after using it. Sometimes you may need it to wipe someone else’s sweat … Read more

5 Ways to Feel More Confident in the Gym

For most people, particularly when you first start going, the gym can be an intimidating environment. There seem to be so many people around that “look better then me” or you just tend to feel self-conscious about how you are dressed, how to use the various equipment, or that that you use small weights. I … Read more

Seven Basic Movements

There are seven basic human movements patterns. These patterns are the foundation for all human movement. 1. Push: Walking, picking something up off the ground with your legs, and lifting something over your head are all pushing movements. Exercises typically come in some variation of push-ups, presses, raises, throws, and squats. 2. Pull: Picking something … Read more

Training Variables

Any training program must continually progress over time in order to continue achieving results. Equally, a single workout must account for specific training variables which, when added together, account for the progression of the overall training program. The design of a single workout routine will absolutely affect the overall result of the workout program as … Read more

Training Cycles

Over time the body will adapt to continuously repeated training stressors placed on it and the training will become less effective. It some cases the body’s performance may actually decline. This is known as general adaptation syndrome. By mixing up the training frequently, a lifter is able to continually progress toward a goal, or to … Read more

Set Training Methodology

A set consists of a series of repetitions. For example, a lifter may refer to performing “three sets of 10” repetitions for a particular exercise. This means they will perform 10 repetitions of the exercise and then stop, which counts as one set. After resting for a prescribed period or performing another exercise, the lifter … Read more