Posts in : Riley Daye

  • Oct
    09

    Weight lifting Gloves – Why To Use Them



    ProGrips Leather Weight Lifting GlovesAlmost as much as training advice, my clients ask me if they should use weight lifting gloves at the gym.  Personally I think they are an awesome gym accessory and I wouldn’t workout without a pair.

    Here are the benefits of using Weight Lifting Gloves:

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  • Jul
    17

    Best Back Exercises – Pull Ups


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    What you can’t see can hurt you!  More often than not I see clients and gym goers focusing soley on what I call the show me muscles… or those muscle groups they can see while checking themselves out in the mirror!  The back muscles comprise the largest muscle group of the body, second only to legs and training these powerhouse muscles is important to achieve an optimized and well defined body composition.   Even more importantly strong back muscles can help alleviate common problems with posture and can help balance out the effects of over-training the chest muscles. (more…)

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  • Jun
    19

    Smoking and Working Out



    You know that smoking is bad for you. Not only is it a bad habit, but it is a physiological addiction. Over the years I’ve had many clients who were smokers (whether they’d admit it or not), and I’d like to share my personal training advice and perspective of the effects of smoking and working out. (more…)

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  • Jun
    01

    Are BCAA’s The Magic Bullet for Fat Loss?



    Over the years much discussion and debate in the Fitness and Nutrition industry has revolved around the benefits of BCAA’s or Branched Chain Amino Acids as a supplement.  I’m not interested in debating the merits of any specific supplement really, but rather share with you my personal experiences and those of clients.

    What are BCAA’s?

    Branched chain amino acids or BCAAs are nutrients obtained from proteins such as dairy, legumes, and meat. On a molecular level, 3 essential components leucine, isoleucine, and valine form a branched chain chemical structure.

    Ummm, so what’s that mean?  Basically this is protein in its simplest form, and these 3 amino acids are part of a family of 9 essential amino acids which the body cannot manufacture itself. (more…)

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