Something everyone wants to know - "What's the best way to lose fat?" Well, I apologize in advance - there is no simple one-size-fits-all easy answer. However, let's explore this question! Every individual responds differently to different training modalities. That being said, "activities that incorporate many muscle groups and are weight bearing use more calories … Continue reading The Best Way to Lose Fat
Who or what inspires you? Who or what inspires you towards the things you want to see in your life? Shortly after I picked up running back in 2010, I began following a blog, The Logic of Long Distance. I became fascinated with the thoughts and conversation around long-distance running and read as much … Continue reading How Can you Light your Fire?
Possibly one of the most frustrating things is hitting a fitness plateau. If you've been exercising for a while with weight loss or strength gaining goals in mind and your results have seemed to stop coming, you may have hit a plateau. It means that your body has gotten used to the activity you've been … Continue reading Have you Hit a Plateau?
Is it OK to exercise if you're already sore? Well - yes, and no. Exercise isn't always, well, comfortable. Particularly when we are experiencing DOMS - delayed onset muscle soreness. This is the soreness we feel anywhere from 24-72 hours after a workout. DOMS occurs because we make small tears in the muscle fibers by … Continue reading Is it OK to Exercise if You’re Sore?
Happy Independence Day to you! I wanted to share with you a principle I appreciate and enjoy living by - working before playing! Alright, so the concept isn't new. But, perhaps the way that we apply it, may be! Particularly on these special holidays (4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc) - you know, these ones … Continue reading Work before Play
Steady-state cardio, or intervals? Ah, that is the question .. Rather, I would say that the first question should be, "What is your goal?" Here are some differences and benefits to each: Steady-state training: An aerobic/cardiovascular workout done at a steady pace for 30-60 minutes Burns a great deal of calories during the exercise Can … Continue reading Steady-state cardio, or intervals?
The fundamental starting point for everyone, and a place of constant, never-ending improvement is the core muscles. When I say core, I don't just mean your abs. Your core muscles include not only the abdominals, but also the muscles along the sides of the midsection: the obliques, as well as the muscles along the lower … Continue reading Core Strength