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Here are the benefits of using Weight Lifting Gloves:
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…)
posted in Diet and Nutrition, Exercise Equipment, Fitness and Nutrition Blog, Fitness Tips, Strength Training Tips, Weight Loss Tips
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…)
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…)