Is Your Activity Tracker Holding You Back?

The thought of having burned a large amount of calories during your workout is often a very satisfying thing. You take pride in pushing yourself to the limit during your workout. You work until your heart rate is through the roof. Sweat is running off of your heated scalp and into your eyes. Peering through […]

StackingPlates Training Series – Quads/Hams

I am going to group quads and hamstrings together, simply because I train them together. I’ve designed numerous splits (particularly for female clients) into a “Lower A / Lower B” configuration. But, for the sake of simplicity, I’m keeping these together for this post.

When I’m visualizing my leg training, I am visualizing the lower […]

StackingPlates Training Series – Calves

I’ve been meaning to write a series of articles on the topic of training for quite some time. I’m finally going to get started and work my way around the various muscle groups of the body. Let’s get started with the often overlooked calves.

When designing a training protocol around a specific muscle group, I […]

Is Yoga Right for You?

I was first introduced to Yoga when I was 16 years old and my sister was performing a series of warrior poses in the middle of the living room. Back then I was highly active as a football (soccer) player, long distance runner, and ballet dancer. I laughed to myself when my sister invited me […]

Is Adding Weight the Only Way to Induce Hypertrophy?

We have all seen those guys in the gym who routinely load up far too much weight on the bar and sacrifice form for ego. The question this begs asking is, does adding weight to the bar over the time equal the best way to induce skeletal muscle hypertrophy?

Brad Schoenfeld, a leading researcher in […]