Category: Strength Training

Strength Training And Your Nervous System

The role of your nervous system in training.   As I say often, muscle is dumb. If you supply an electrical stimulus to a muscle, it will contract. This has been demonstrated with dissected frogs legs and people unfortunate enough to touch live power lines. When you are strength training or doing any physical activity […]

The Stand Up Challenge

We live very sedentary lives compared to our ancestors of not long ago. Lay in bed, drive your car, sit at your desk, sit on the couch. Sit, sit, sit. It’s no wonder we are facing an obesity epidemic. I find myself often seeking out a seat not out of fatigue but habit. The more […]

Shock Your Chest With “Girl Push Ups”

In a strength training routine, your body responds to change. So if you want your body to keep responding you need to keep changing it up. Don’t be afraid to give something new a try just because of the name or any preconceived notions. You never know what effect an exercise is going to have […]

Exercise Spotlight: Squats

I’m sometimes asked, “I’ve heard squatting is bad for the knees, is that true?” Short answer, NO! The squat is the king of lower body exercises. It primarily works the thigh and butt muscles, but is in actuality a full body core movement. Squatting is not bad for the knees as long as you do […]

How To Choose A San Diego Personal Trainer

Here are a few things you should think about before hiring a personal trainer in San Diego. Beginning a fitness routine can be a daunting task. Most people don’t know where to begin or are afraid of getting no results, or worse, injuring themselves during their workout. This is where hiring a certified personal trainer […]

How To Prevent Injury While Working Out

How Do You Prevent Injury? By following these guidelines, you can minimize the chance of injury during your strength training workouts. Of course the best way to minimize your chance of injury is to hire a certified personal trainer if you are unsure of what you are doing. Warm up: Before you perform any strength […]

Strength Training Guidelines

Strength Training Guidelines Always warm up prior to lifting: 5-10 minutes of light cardio will prepare your muscles and circulatory system for exercise. This will make it more safe and effective. Perform a warm up set for each exercise in your program: This further warms up the muscles and tendons in the exact way they […]