July 6, 2017

Periodization: Switch It Up To Build It Up

As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life. Nobody likes to be stuck in a rut, going through the motions, traversing the same obstacles, and negotiating the same weary routines, month in month out. For optimal results, this mindset should transfer across into your training. If you made a list of your favorite meals, then ate them every single day, at the same time, with no variation whatsoever, you would soon be […]
June 29, 2017

Athlete Q&A: Pati Tauti

Age: 39 Height: 5’8” Weight: 225 What is your current job? Currently, you can find me pumping up athletes and workout enthusiasts as a strength and conditioning coach. As much as I enjoy personal workouts, what really gets me going is motivating others and helping them develop physically and mentally. Sometimes you just need a little nudge to get the fitness ball rolling and I take pride in being a part of that process. How […]
June 22, 2017

Can You Train the Same Muscle Two Days in a Row?

One of the most commonly held beliefs in bodybuilding is that a muscle needs a minimum of 48-72 hours of recovery before it can be worked out again. Many bodybuilders often go a full week before hitting the same muscle group again. But is it really necessary to wait that long? Are there any benefits to breaking the 48 hours rule? Well like most rules, that one is in place for a reason and applies […]
June 15, 2017

Using a Ball to Increase Core Strength and Tone

While many will think these exercises are all focused on a stability or Swiss ball, you know, the one that is a strong rubber shell that’s inflated, and people sit on them, there are other types of balls used for exercise and developing core strength. Those include the classic medicine ball; it’s old school, but they are weighted balls in various sizes. The shape and weight force muscles to work differently than traditional weights. Also, […]