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Common Strength Training Myths: Fact or Fiction

The numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding strength training are almost impossible to count. The following information is intended to debunk these myths. Strength training is only for men While it is extremely beneficial and important for men to strength train, it is equally or even more important for women. After menopause, women lose bone density [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:35:08-06:00August 14th, 2019|Staff Blog|

National Women’s Health Week

May 12-18 is National Women's Health Week! Find out more about how strength training is a great step to take to find your health today. National Women's Health Week Resources Importance of Strength Training for Women Be Stronger For Your Journey!

By |2019-07-29T14:59:00-06:00May 14th, 2019|Staff Blog|

Strength Training and Bone Health

There has always been a cloud of hesitancy around strength training. Now, some may feel that it is meant only for athletes who must compete at a high, physical level. However, there were times when even athletes were told to stay away from the activity, until the added strength and stability resistance training provides was [...]

By |2019-07-29T14:58:35-06:00August 15th, 2018|Staff Blog|

Strength Training and Muscle Soreness

Muscle Soreness: What causes it? Does it correlate to muscle growth? And should you train when sore? Muscle soreness is an uncomfortable experience we’ve all dealt with at some point. It is one of the outcomes of intense exercise, whether it is vigorous strength training, a tough day of speed work at the track, or [...]

By |2019-07-29T15:48:35-06:00August 1st, 2018|Staff Blog|

Sleep Awareness Week

March 11 to March 17, 2018 is the National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep Awareness Week. It is a reminder of the impact of proper sleep on your health. It is also important to understand how strength training impacts your sleep and how proper sleep impacts your strength training results.https://www.thesleepdoctor.com/2017/05/22/benefits-exercise-sleep/https://www.livestrong.com/article/322752-lifting-weights-insomnia/https://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/fit-five-sleep-your-way-more-muscle

By |2019-07-29T14:45:25-06:00March 14th, 2018|Staff Blog|

Ten Reasons to Strength Train

Research increasingly suggests and supports that strength training is a significant component of a comprehensive fitness program.  When appropriately prescribed and supervised, strength training has many favorable effects on overall health.  Here is a list of ten reasons why strength training should be included in your fitness program.  Fitness first can develop a customized exercise [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:28:33-06:00May 31st, 2017|Staff Blog|

Defining Physical Activity and Exercise

How do you spend a typical 24-hour day?  How many hours do you spend sleeping or sitting?  How many hours during a typical day do you spend being physically active?  Now think of how many hours you spend being active and think more specifically about what type of activity you are doing.  The World Health [...]

By |2019-07-29T14:47:54-06:00April 12th, 2017|Staff Blog|

WebMD Magazine “Training Day” Article

The June 2016 issue of WedMD magazine published an article by Kara Mayer Robinson in its “Living Healthy” section highlighting the importance of adding weekly strength training to your exercise regimen.  Not only does the article touch on important benefits of strength training, such as increased muscle and bone strength, improved posture, reduction to the [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:45:53-06:00July 13th, 2016|Staff Blog|

June is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month! "National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it's protein to [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:47:44-06:00June 9th, 2016|Staff Blog|

Training to be Explosive- The Truth Revealed

One of the most common arguments or sources of opposition on the part of athletes to high intensity training is the fact that the movements are slow and controlled. The question is asked: how can one develop explosiveness by training in a slow and controlled manner? Well, it’s quite simple really, when you consider the [...]

By |2019-07-29T17:28:06-06:00September 10th, 2014|Staff Blog|
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