How Gaining Muscle May Help You Burn Calories

How Gaining Muscle May Help You Burn Calories

Many people turn to muscle building to improve their physique. Muscle gain, when combined with fat loss, can help you achieve a ‘toned’ look. Putting on more lean mass (muscle) may also improve your strength, mobility, and ability to perform activities of daily...
Knee Pain Might be Caused From Your Ankles

Knee Pain Might be Caused From Your Ankles

Many people are plagued with knee pain and pain at just about every joint in their body. There are  many medical reasons for this, but if you are feeling pain at the knees after starting a workout regime, poor technique in your lifts could be the culprit.  Working in...
What Causes Muscle Soreness?

What Causes Muscle Soreness?

There are many misconceptions on what causes muscle soreness. A common belief is that residual lactic acid is sitting in the muscle from yesterday’s workout and you should foam roll to get rid of it. This is completely false and I’ll explain why. Keep...
Set SMART Fitness Goals for 2021

Set SMART Fitness Goals for 2021

Goal setting is important to help you focus and build momentum. When it comes to your fitness, goal setting will keep you on track, motivated, and feeling accomplished. However, improper goal setting can be harmful to your motivation. Setting goals that are impossible...
What is a Personal Trainer?

What is a Personal Trainer?

Many people envision the stereotypical personal trainer as someone kneeling by a client with a stopwatch, yelling at them to do more push ups. Television has provided us with ‘The Biggest Loser,’ where personal trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper yell and...
What to do When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

What to do When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. You’ve planned a workout but when the time comes, you just can’t bring yourself to drive to the gym or turn on a video for your home workout. Often, skipping workouts can lead to feelings of guilt. In some cases...
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...