Ever feel like your workouts are at a stand-still? If you’re an athlete, are you faster and stronger than you were six months ago? If you answered yes to the first question and no to the second, it may be time to try a periodization training program. It’s important to … Continue reading
When it comes to post-workout nutrition, it has been drilled in our heads that we need to take advantage of this magical “window of opportunity” to reap the full benefits of strength training. But is it true? Let’s separate fact from fiction and determine what will apply according to your … Continue reading
Nutrition During Menopause The nutritional needs for women in menopause are important to understand. As women reach the time in their lives where their bodies stop producing estrogen, their physical makeup and needs begin to change, and nutrition during menopause becomes important. There are some naturopaths and doctors who believe … Continue reading
Are supplements good or bad for us? We hear so many conflicting things about taking them, so what should we understand and look for when purchasing a supplement? Continue reading
Last week we discussed all the cognitive benefits of movement and exercise. So now let’s look into the effects that macronutrients have on cognitive health; more specifically focusing on fat and cholesterol’s role in cognitive enhancement. Continue reading
In life, sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the important things. Exercise is no different and it is one of those missing links that make up the backbone of our ability to function optimally. It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise provides many health benefits, but did you know that there are specific physical activities which have been proven to enhance cognitive function?
Plyometric exercises are ideal for increasing explosive strength and achieving maximum endurance. Keep reading for examples of plyometric exercises and how they work to train your muscles and condition your body. Continue reading
Misunderstanding Fat Last week we discussed movement diversity and a cross-training approach to exercise. But in order to really get in shape and achieve optimal health, nutrition has to become a focus as well. On the Nutrition page of this site, I provide an overview of some of the most … Continue reading
You Thought You Were in Shape…
So you can bench press a Buick, and you think you’re strong. One day a friend asks you to join them for a workout using a climbing rope and other body resistance type exercises. Not only can you barely make it up the rope, but you can’t move the next day!
Or maybe you’re a long distance runner and one day a friend invited you to swim some laps in the pool, after which your muscles were fatigued, and you were completely winded. Now you’re wondering, “What happened? I thought I was in shape!”