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Plyometric Training

By | June 10th, 2016|Group Training, Personal Training, Rehab Training, Sports Training|

Plyometric Training, movement defined by maximal effort, was first coined by Yuri Verkhoshanksy, a Russian scientist, in the early 1980s. Also known as "jump training", this form of training should be included in the ideal training program of capable clients for a number of reasons. This type of training is defined by the short, quick, [...]

Plyometric Technique

By | June 10th, 2016|Group Training, Personal Training, Rehab Training, Sports Training|

─Three Phases─ In every resistance training exercise that you perform, there are three phases to the lift. The first phase, generally what folks call the “hard part”, is the concentric phase. This is when the muscle is actually working, or shortening. The opposite of this phase, when the muscle is being stretched out or lengthening, [...]

Designing The Ideal Training Program

By | June 10th, 2016|Group Training, Personal Training, Rehab Training, Sports Training|

Why is it that every time we open a health magazine or fitness article on the Internet, we are bound to come across an example of the “perfect fat burning workout”? Whether we are talking about an expectant mother or an elite athlete, this workout is bound to work, right? Absolutely not. Putting on lean [...]

The Importance Of Anatomy

By | June 10th, 2016|Personal Training, Rehab Training|

As an instructor at the National Personal Training Institute, I place a great deal of emphasis on my students learning and understanding the various, major muscles of the human body. For the students who are simply not concerned, or those who may not understand the importance of learning about the bones and muscles of the [...]

6 Tips For A Healthier Holiday Season

By | June 10th, 2016|Nutrition|

With Thanksgiving only a week away and Christmas right around the corner, we all have many things to look forward to - some which are considered good, and some not so good. Hopefully most of us will be spending the holidays with family members and close friends while indulging in enormous amounts of stuffed turkey, [...]

New Year, New You

By | June 10th, 2016|Group Training, Personal Training|

New year, new you - I'm sure you have heard that statement countless times. Isn't it getting overplayed? As a fitness professional, I see countless new members and inquiries this time of year. And whether you are a weekend warrior or daily diehard gym goer, you will notice a huge increase in gym traffic around [...]

Unexpected Inspiration

By | June 10th, 2016|Personal Training|

As the days began to wind down toward my trip to India for what we call “wedding shopping”, my upcoming wedding was actually the last thing on my mind. As bad as it sounds, all I was worried about before going was how I was going to survive for twenty days without a gym. I [...]

The Little Things

By | June 10th, 2016|Personal Training|

So a few years ago I had big dreams. Dreams of achieving something great and being at the top of the mountain—being the man! Who doesn’t want that? So my focus was on getting there as quickly as possible, and the only way I knew how to get there was to train harder, run faster, [...]

Fulfilling Your New Year’s Resolution

By | June 10th, 2016|Personal Training|

Around this time last year, I wrote an article with suggestions on enjoying a healthier, guilt-free holiday season. I published it right before Thanksgiving hoping to save a few extra pounds from being gained – hopefully some of you reaped the benefits of using those tips and have continued using them since! This year, I’m [...]