Science Summary: Benefits of a Personal Trainer Supervising Your Workout

I read this article around my second year as a trainer and it validated my career for me.  The TL;DR here is that direct supervision by a fitness professional dramatically improves the return on investment from exercise. For my trainer friends, this is worth passing out to your clients and to potential clients to show … Continue reading Science Summary: Benefits of a Personal Trainer Supervising Your Workout

Science Summary: Weight Management (Cardio or Weights Part 10)

Before you read, take a look at my post on dieting!  I cover a lot of the practical things there and a lot of the science things here. This post is a continuation on my series through Alex Hutchinson’s Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? All of the following questions are taken from this book and the … Continue reading Science Summary: Weight Management (Cardio or Weights Part 10)

The Ins and Outs of Dieting: My Personal Experience

My clients are well aware that I've been cutting (fitness jargon for restricting calories or dieting) for a month now.  I'll let you ask them how grumpy I've been, but I think it's gone pretty well.  So without further ado, here are my thoughts on the road so far. Why I Decided to Diet The reason … Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Dieting: My Personal Experience

Science Summary: Flexibility and Core Strength (Cardio or Weights Part 7)

This post is a continuation on my series through Alex Hutchinson’s Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? All of the following questions are taken from this book and the answers are paraphrased from the authors words with my interpretations and thoughts added in. Will stretching help me avoid injuries? Short Answer: Stretching has not been proven to … Continue reading Science Summary: Flexibility and Core Strength (Cardio or Weights Part 7)

Science Summary: Foam Rolling and Range of Motion

Foam rolling has become a modern craze with a lot of research going into its effectiveness recently.  The concept behind a foam roller is called self-myofascial release (SMR).  The fascia is a layer of soft tissue under the skin covering and protecting the muscles of the body.  Muscle usage creates wear and tear in the … Continue reading Science Summary: Foam Rolling and Range of Motion