Exercise and Physiology
  • Exercise Library - Erynn Tomlinson (Personal Trainer)

    Descriptions and images of over 100 strength training exercises. Locate the muscle group you want to target and choose from a list of exercises. Read a description of proper form and technique and see photos of starting and finishing positions ...
Arms: Abs:
- Bicep curl, Barbell
- Incline Pec Fly - Bicep curl, Dumbbell
- Chest Press
  • How To Lose 5 Pounds of Fat in 5 Weeks - By Maki Riddington (Personal Trainer)

    The fundamental principles involved in achieving a strong, lean and healthier body have been around for a long time. The problem is not that there isn’t enough information, but that there's too much. It's no wonder most people have a difficult time understanding how and when to apply the data to their own training program.

  • How Much Muscle Can You Gain? - By Maki Riddington (Personal Trainer)

    One frequently asked question which always seems to plague gym instructors, Internet message boards, various magazines and books has to do with muscle gain. Many of us have heard or have overheard the local gym guru or the community fitness expert boasting about how much he/she has gained, or how one of their clients has gained 10 pounds in a month. When someone hears this, a light goes on inside their head and it kicks off a series of thoughts that quickly translate into a set of unrealistic goals. I will say this: that from whichever mouth it comes, whether a highly regarded coach, trainer or a bodybuilder, the fact of the matter is that it’s physiologically impossible to achieve this muscle status! Later on, I’ll explain why.

  • Changing Your Mindset - The Reality of Fat Loss - Mike Howard (Personal Trainer)

    “What is the fastest way to lose my belly”, “what should I be avoiding to lose weight”, “what kind of exercises can I do to shrink my butt”, “I need to lose 30 pounds – how do I do it?”... The first thing that these “would-be-belly/butt-shrinkers” needed to change was their mindsets.

  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions of Working Out - Justin Opal (Personal Trainer)

    Q. Should men and women train differently?
    Q. Should I lift as much weight as I can if I want to gain muscle?
    Q.Should I train my abs every day?
    Q. Which equipment is better: free weights or machines?
    Q. If I just want to gain muscle should I bother with cardio?
    Q. How often should I change my program?
    Q. For how long should I hold a stretch?
    Q. What type of exercise is better: compound or isolation movements?

  • Bodybuilding Create Muscle Burn Fat Build Muscle

    Diets are just as important as exercise, because it is the most important part of getting the body you want. You have to eat good to look good. You need protein, and you don’t need fat. Stay away from junk and fatty foods. Not all fat is bad; there is a healthy fat. This fat can be found in fish, Nuts and some oils. Have Lots of fibers such as leafy vegetables, salads and daily products ...

  • Time Under Tension - Justin Opal (Personal Trainer)

    Time under tension is a critical element in every exercise program. It ensures that you are giving your body the correct instructions in the form of muscular contractions to receive the results you desire ...

  • Training with Diabetes - Justin Opal (Personal Trainer)

    All diabetics can enjoy a healthier lifestyle and benefit from a proper exercise prescription. Before starting an exercise program diabetics should work with their physician to develop a complete lifestyle plan that takes into consideration nutrition, exercise, and medication ...

  • Athletic Conditioning - Justin Opal

    Coaches used to focus strictly on the fundamental components of fitness including muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Today more and more fitness professionals are applying functional training methods to enhance their sport conditioning programs. Shifting the emphasis from training muscles in isolation to muscles in movement patterns and taking into consideration energy systems stressed and the psychological aspects of athletics. As I like to say everything helps everything ...

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