No, people do not “need” to take periods of time off from working out if they are doing it correctly. If someone is routinely using a progressive overload program such as strength training, getting adequate rest between workouts and seeing positive results, then there should not be a reason to take a break. However, if…Details
This soreness you may feel is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and is experienced by many that have started a new exercise program. The soreness results from high force production when an exercise is new or a when a load is greater than normal. During eccentric muscle contractions (in which the muscle lengthens), small…Details
Many people believe the key to a flat stomach is performing multiple sets of different abdominal exercises. However, research has proven you can NOT spot reduce body-fat around your waist by exercising that area. The key to shedding that unwanted belly fat is reducing your daily calorie intake. You can not out exercise a bad…Details
The key to sticking to an exercise program is keeping the frequency to something that is manageable. Most people think they need more exercise than they actually do and end up spending needless hours in the gym. Exercise should not take up that much time. It’s like brushing your teeth. Make it a priority, do…Details
The answer is “no”, you don’t. The purpose of working with a trainer is to help you achieve a higher level of fitness than you could on your own. Your trainer will assess your current fitness level in your first session and move you slowly and safely toward your goals.
When interviewing for a personal trainer, just because they look the part doesn’t mean they know what they are doing. Ask questions. If the conversation begins with a sales pitch for a weight-loss shake or other product-line, end the conversation and look for someone else. A great trainer should be listening to YOU, answering your…Details
There isn’t anyone that couldn’t benefit from having a personal trainer. However, those that will benefit the most are the people that truly want to change and are willing to do the hard work required. These people will get the best results because they listen, value the knowledge and expertise of the trainer and allow…Details
The Benefits of Strength Training There are numerous benefits to strength training regularly, particularly as you grow older. It can be very powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions, among them: arthritis diabetes osteoporosis obesity back pain depression Arthritis Relief Tufts University recently completed a strength-training program with older…Details
Vertex Fitness Puts The PERSONAL In Personal Trainer – Linda Garfield, Testimonial On June 4, I was at a training session at Vertex Fitness with Dwayne, my personal trainer, when my cell phone rang. I told Dwayne I had to take the call. I walked away from the machines to sit on the sofa and hear the breast…Details
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