Category Archives for Personal trainer tips

5 great hockey training specific exercises

Hockey performance 5 great exercises: There are many great training techniques that may be extremely helpful for any hockey player looking to increase performance. However, the integration of the exercises chosen is what makes the difference between a successful program and a Mens health training routine.   Single leg dead lift: A great core and stability exercise, […]

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Sports Performance Quick Tip: Whey Protein Isolate vs. Concentrate?

Sports Performance Recovery – Isolate Vs. Concentrate protein   The big debate, whey protein isolate or concentrate? The popular choice right now is isolate. Isolate proteins cut out all the excess fats, sugars etc. Leading to a higher percentage of protein. Sounds like the clear winner, right? Not exactly. Many Isolate proteins go through a […]

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How Much Does Hydration Really Affect Muscle Strength?

Hydration and Muscle Strength, Does It Really Matter? Whether you are strength training, looking to lose weight, or going for athletic performance your hydration levels will dictate how well you do. Your muscles are comprised of 70-75% water. Just a 3% dehydration of a muscle can lead to a 10% decrease in muscle strength and performance. […]

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Training for a Lifestyle change

Personal Fitness Life Style Change Beach season, important try out, big competition, New Year’s resolutions, need to fit into my dress, the many people I meet daily. Once in a while I receive one of these goals at least with 6 weeks to work with, often it’s a week or two away. All challenges are […]

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Preventing a hamstring injury

A proactive thought to prevent a hamstring injury: The Thanksgiving friendly football game. Morning of, you plan a friendly game of rough touch Thanksgiving football. You step out on the cold field and begin to warm up. As you joke with your friends and family, you feel ready, you did your stretches!  It’s GaMe TiMe! […]

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Is your workout helping or hurting you

Is your workout effective? “Squat till you puke!”… “No pain no gain”… “Make them jealous” …“Pain is weakness”, all popular gym quotes. The principle of overload does state that you must challenge your body to see results. Is it that simple? If the answer is yes, let’s analyze it further. Benefits of fitness and personal […]

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Personal Trainer Unveils The New Super Food!

  Personal Trainer Quick Tip Kohlrabi? The New Super Food?   What is Kohlrabi? Kohlrabi is a vegetable.  It is a member of the mustard family and is related to wild cabbage and wild turnips. It looks similar to a turnip and has a round bulb with a stem, and large, edible leaves. The skin […]

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Beware! Some Fitness Facts Could Be Myths!

Top 5 Exercise Myths Everyone Should Know About!     Exercise Myth #1 -You burn more fat exercising at a lower intensity This is a tricky one because science technically says this is true. Lower intensity or “steady state” exercise does primarily use fat stores for energy, whereas high intensity exercise primarily uses carbohydrate stores […]

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Avocados and Tomatoes, The Perfect Match? Personal Trainer Answers

Personal Trainer Quick Tip Are Avocados the Key to Boosting Lycopene Absorption?     Lycopene is a type of carotenoid, an organic pigment that is found in tomatoes and gives them their red color. These organic pigments are also found in fruits such as guava, watermelon, and grapefruit.   Dietary fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated […]

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Where Did Treadmills Originate? Personal Trainer Explains!

Personal Trainer Fun Fact Did You Know, Treadmills Were Originally Used for Prison Labor Have you ever felt like running on a treadmill was torture, well that’s essentially what it was used for in early prisons. In 1818, an English civil engineer named Sir William Cubitt invented the first treadmill, and named it the “tread-wheel,” although […]

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