All posts tagged: #strengthtraining

Hire A Trainer…at least once in your life

As a Trainer, I can get lost in my own schedule of managing my clients which can result in subpar intensity levels for my own workouts (even with a massive home gym in my basement). As a new Mommy, my duties at home (coupled with managing my business) has had me feeling overwhelmed at times too so working with another Trainer allows me to mentally shut down, let go of all my stresses for an hour, gives me another set of eyes to assess my own physique/tempo/form/intensity levels, and helps me push far beyond my comfort zone. Last Friday I visited SWAT (Synergy Wellness Attitude Training) to do some conditioning work with my good friend Kyle Ardill and, boy oh boy, am I still feeling the effects of that session today. Even better, it was so therapeutic just to let go and give control of my training to someone else (even as a Trainer myself). Don’t let giving up control be difficult especially if you’re working with a professional. Personally it’s been years since I’ve …

The key to continued progress in your workouts – PERIODIZATION

Progression. That is what everyone should be striving for when it comes to their workouts. Unfortunately many people get stuck doing the same routine day-in and day-out with very little results by performing the exact same exercises over and over again. Without any progress, this eventually¬†causes discouragement because of the lack of physical changes leading them to give up then maybe start all over again a few months later. Repeat sequence. Same results. This is a redundant cycle that many people go through because without a structured plan and progress tracking, it’s almost impossible to gauge success in your efforts. I’ve seen people at my gym do the exact same exercises with the same tempo and intensity over and over (and over) again and since I’ve been observing them for months there has been very little change. This is what I like to call a “BLINDED ATTEMPT AT CHANGING YOUR PHYSIQUE”. When I prescribe a program (my own included), it is constructed in phases of progression. This is what is known as SPORTS PERIODIZATION which …