Why Movement Matters...And Why "Exercise" Doesn't Cut It
How to Safely Resume or Initiate a Physical Activity Regimen
We all know that exercise is good for us. But we have been duped into believing that 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per day is all that’s required to keep us healthy.
It is now known that someone who participates in frequent intense exercise isn't necessarily home-free.
Recovery and Programming: How long do I have to wait between working muscle groups?
Whether you were physically active as a kid, used to train in the gym, or have never participated in any type of structured physical activity, it can be a very difficult process to begin re-initiate an exercise regimen. There are a few things to take into consideration.
Programming your Work-out: Is there a Method to the Madness?
Splits have garnered a lot of attention and popularity from the field of bodybuilding. For these athletes, inducing as much specific muscle damage from a lot of volume and damage to each individual muscle is a key aspect that leads to their desired goals of muscle gain. But consider for a moment, how many of you or your clients are specifically interested in gaining a lot of muscle? I don’t know about you, but personally I’d say it’s less than 2% of my client base. The majority of my client base is interested in either weight loss, or good, all-around fitness.
Determining Program Workload: How to Compare Different Programs Total Volume/Tonnage
From the outside, it may look like your personal trainer just throws a bunch of exercises together and grins with anticipation about your upcoming training sessions and how much you’ll suffer. While there may be some trainers that take this approach, this isn’t how it should be and it definitely isn’t the way we operate at RD Athletics.
Have you ever felt unsure of how to transition a client to your programming format who has come to you from another trainer with a different style? There is a method to the madness! Check out this article for one strategy to ensure and effective and safe programming switch.