Category Archives for Sports performance

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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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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The Squat: Are You Squatting Correctly?

  Should Everyone Be Squatting Exactly The Same?   The squat is a very popular exercise among personal trainers. Whether you do a bodyweight squat or a burpee, squat form is involved. The squat is a very effective exercise but if form is incorrect, it may lead to various lingering injuries. Each person is unique, […]

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Cherry Hill Personal Trainer Explains Is Muscle Soreness Always Beneficial?

Does Extreme Muscle Soreness Always Equal a Great Workout? Personal training means you should be Sore! Kidding! Muscle soreness is not the point of reference for if you had a good workout or not.  Muscle soreness and stiffness following a tough workout is common and sometimes inevitable. If the soreness becomes debilitating to the point where […]

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Personal Trainer Discusses Foam Rolling! What It Is, Its Benefits, and How to Use It?

  Personal Trainer Discusses Foam Rolling! What It Is, Its Benefits, and How to Use It? Foam Rolling has been gaining popularity in the fitness community as well as the general public.  This is for a good reason.  Foam rolling can provide many great benefits for the body.  The benefits vary from increases in range […]

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Personal Trainer Quick Tip: The Importance of Post-Workout Nutrient Timing

  Personal Trainer Quick Tip Importance of Post-Workout Nutrient Timing! Last week we discussed the importance of what to consume post workout. The results showed a high glycemic carbohydrate, like sugar, and whey protein combined in a shake spiked insulin and increased protein synthesis, best.  But when should you have the drink? The timing is […]

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Cherry Hill Personal Trainer Discusses Setting Realistic Fitness Goals

  Cherry Hill Personal Trainer Discusses Setting Realistic Fitness Goals! We all have goals. Whether we want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase sports performance, or maybe just increase the quality of our daily living. These are all great goals to have but without proper planning and thinking realistically they may never be accomplished. We […]

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Cherry Hill Personal Trainer Asks “Are Carbs Equally as Important as Protein?”

  Personal Trainer Quick Tip Are Carbohydrates Equally as Important as Protein? Yes! Especially post workout. Consuming high glycemic carbohydrates, like sugar, in combination with protein immediately after exercise can greatly enhance the proteins effectiveness. A study has shown that the combination of a protein/carbohydrate drink post workout was 38% more effective in stimulating protein […]

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Personal Trainer Discusses Common Sports Injuries and How You Can Prevent Them

  Common Sport Injuries and How to Prevent Them!   Injuries during sports and exercise are inevitable, but being proactive you can help limit the wear and tear that leads to the injuries. Today, we will talk about three of the most common sports and exercise injuries and what you can do to limit your […]

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Personal Trainer’s Top 5 Reasons to Start Using Battle Ropes Today!

Top 5 Reasons to Start Using Battle Ropes Today! Battle ropes are a hot topic these days in the training and personal training field. It’s not a fad, battle ropes are a very effective way of training. Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider adding battle ropes to your workout regimen.   Personal […]

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