Tapering

Tapering is a planned short-term reduction in exercise load during periods of intense training, the time leading up to a competition, and/or as a recovery tool post event. Without a tapering plan over-training may occur, particularly in the “all or nothing all the time” personality. Tell-tale signs and symptoms of over-training include but are not … Continue reading Tapering

Use it or Lose it

The "Principle of Use or Disuse" implies that your exercise gains will go away when you do not maintain them. This means that you become deconditioned and muscles atrophy when not in use. Muscle strength tends to go away at about 1/8 of starting strength per week, with larger and stronger fast twitch muscle fibers … Continue reading Use it or Lose it

Hydration

This summer, it is important to be prepared when exercising outdoors. Our bodies are composed of about 75% water, which may be lost as sweat, faster than it is replenished. The body perspires to release excess heat and allow for evaporation to cool the skin. Electrolytes which help to maintain proper hydration are lost through the … Continue reading Hydration

Exercise Is Medicine Month In May

Exercise is Medicine™ is an initiative designed to encourage America to incorporate physical activity and exercise into their daily routine. The initiative, launched by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in November 2007, calls on doctors to prescribe exercise to their patients and work hand in hand with … Continue reading Exercise Is Medicine Month In May

Sync

From here forces are transferred through the pelvis up through the diaphragm and spine out ward and around the back and shoulders the skull, similar to the way shoe laces keep your feet secure.

Recovery

Massage/Bodywork is an integral part of recovery and balance in any workout program. It increases circulation in muscles and joints to help relieve inflammation, stagnant body fluids and metabolic waste, which in turn helps to speed up recovery and creates a positive state of mind. Bodywork also helps to resolve postural imbalances such as tight … Continue reading Recovery

The Principle of Individual Differences

The Principle of Individual Differences states that there is no such thing as “one size fits all”. Everyone is in some way unique and it is important to realize that we all have different responses to exercise. Some build endurance easily, others gain strength with little or no effort, some are naturally lean and/or muscular, … Continue reading The Principle of Individual Differences