Spring Check-In: Setting Yourself up for Success

If you're anything like me, perhaps you're looking back over the last four months and wondering where the time went. Maybe as you reflect, you realize that you haven't quite hit those wellness goals you set for yourself back at the start of the year. If so, I can totally relate. We need at least two things to succeed on a wellness journey: 1) a destination, and 2) a plan. In other words, we need to have goals established and steps to follow in order to achieve them.

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Joanna Whitney
Recovery and Programming:  How long do I have to wait between working muscle groups?

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.

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Joanna Whitney
Programming your Work-out: Is there a Method to the Madness?

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. 

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Joanna Whitney