Should Ice be Used for Recovery?

Should Ice be Used for Recovery?

R.I.C.E   Rest, ice, compression, elevation. This is a common acronym you may have heard for recovery. It has been a staple in recovery and rehab for well over thirty years. However, now clinicians are rethinking the use of the ‘ice’ in r.i.c.e and if it...
Two, Three and Four Day Workout Splits

Two, Three and Four Day Workout Splits

Choosing workout frequency and split involves a number of factors, including your main goals, time availability and ability to recover. While everyone is different, I’m going to discuss two, three and four day workout splits that I recommend as a baseline to improve...
Exercise to Help Your Type II Diabetes

Exercise to Help Your Type II Diabetes

If you are someone who is pre-diabetic or a type II diabetic, moderate intensity exercise could be a game-changer to your daily life. When the pancreatic beta cells become desensitized to the uptake of insulin, your body is not able to absorb glucose (an energy...
Exercise and the Immune System

Exercise and the Immune System

The link between physical exercise and the body’s ability to defend against illness is compelling. There’s plenty of data to suggest that physical activity, both acute and chronic, strengthens the immune system and protects against illnesses. This connection is...
Cable Exercises To Include In Your Next Workout

Cable Exercises To Include In Your Next Workout

Cable exercises can often be overlooked in workout programs. There are a number of reasons why you should make training on a cable machine a staple in your program. At Fit Focus Laconia, we have a number of different cable machines to choose throughout the weight...
Using Cardio Equipment To Your Advantage

Using Cardio Equipment To Your Advantage

Cardio is a word that many people hate to hear. People may think of heavy breathing, fatigued muscles, and sore joints and dread getting on the treadmill. However, there are many ways you can beat the treadmill, learn to use cardio equipment to your advantage and get...
How to Work Out If Your Goal Is To Lose Weight

How to Work Out If Your Goal Is To Lose Weight

People hit the gym for a variety of reasons. Some want to build muscle, train for competitions, just live a healthy life or maybe they want to lose weight. For those that are in the gym to shed a couple pounds, your workouts are going to look different than someone...
5 Reasons People Love Group Exercise Classes

5 Reasons People Love Group Exercise Classes

It’s been shown that group exercise classes are desired and effective. Humans are designed to be social creatures, so it makes sense that so many people love exercising with a group of people. Nearly every serious gym offers some group exercise classes with some gyms...