Science Summary: Nutrition and Hydration (Cardio or Weights Part 11)

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. --- Scott Should I carbo-load by eating pasta the night before a competition? Short … Continue reading Science Summary: Nutrition and Hydration (Cardio or Weights Part 11)

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: Injuries and Recovery (Cardio or Weights Part 8)

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. Ouch, I think I sprained something.  How long should I stay off it? Short … Continue reading Science Summary: Injuries and Recovery (Cardio or Weights Part 8)

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: Strength and Power (Cardio or Weights Part 6)

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. ---Scott Do I need strength training if I just want to be lean and … Continue reading Science Summary: Strength and Power (Cardio or Weights Part 6)

Science Summary: Full Body vs Split Routines

In the body building world, split routines have become to go to for maximizing the amount of training allowed in a week.  A split routine consists of targeting specific muscle groups every day rather than working all major lifts at one time.  A common example is Day 1 - Legs, Day 2 - Chest + … Continue reading Science Summary: Full Body vs Split Routines

Science Summary: Fitness Gear (Cardio or Weights Part 3)

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. --- Scott Is running on a treadmill better or worse than running outside? Short … Continue reading Science Summary: Fitness Gear (Cardio or Weights Part 3)

Science Summary: Getting Started II (Cardio or Weights Part 2)

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. --- Scott Will exercising in cold air freeze my lungs? Short Answer: No Longer … Continue reading Science Summary: Getting Started II (Cardio or Weights Part 2)