Use Volume To Boost Muscle Gain & Strength
Volume and intensity are vital to any effective weight training program. What is volume exactly? Simply put, it is the total amount of weight you are moving in a complete set. For example, 4 sets of 10 reps on the bench press at 185 lbs equates to 7,400 lbs of total volume (4 x 10 › Read more
Reasons to Consider a Deload Week
A deload is a scheduled rest within your training cycle. A deviation from your normal routine in order to give the body and mind time to recover and adjust. Typically, a deload is a weeklong endeavor where one will still train, but in a different fashion. Deloading usually involves lowering the total volume of training › Read more
Biosignature Modulation
Biosignature Modulation for Better Overall Health Based on the balancing of hormone levels through nutrition and lifestyle changes, Biosignature Modulation is a cutting-edge, non-invasive program for fat loss and overall health used by the personal trainers at Body By Choice in Grand Rapids MI. The correlation between body fat storage and hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of › Read more
Hand Positioning for Squats
Where should the hands be positioned on the bar when doing a squat? Most question if they should go tight to the shoulder or wider towards the plates, as well as where they should put their elbows. The rule of thumb is to position your hands wherever you feel most comfortable, but that does not › Read more
Men & Women: Stop Training the Same Way
Men and women are different; anyone could tell you that. In the context of exercise, there are important differences that we need to be aware of to get the most out of your workout. For example, men and women have different body types, muscle masses, and hormonal makeups. These then show up in different responses › Read more
What Are Your Feet Telling You?
We have all heard that a solid house must begin with a strong foundation. Well, it’s the same with our bodies. It all starts with the feet. Ailments that develop over time can be traced back to weakness, imbalance and tightness in our feet and ankles. How about while we are lifting? What can we › Read more
Workouts When You’re Short On Time
In the fast paced work environment of today, we only have so much time to get things done. Personal health should most certainly be at the top of our to-do lists, but with work, getting the kids to and from school, after-school sports, band practice, plays, etc. getting to the gym may not always be › Read more
The glutes are a major culprit of back pain and are often the weakest link when it comes to structural balance and development. This is due to the fact that the glutes are not activated much during our daily lives, which leads to atrophy causing the muscle to shut down. The glutes are not just › Read more
Sport specific weight training gives athletes an undeniable advantage at any level of competition. However, uninformed coaches often misapply training principles, which can lead to the opposite effect. Believe it or not, strength training can diminish athletic performance when not applied properly. This blog will point out several ways to keep athletes injury free and › Read more
The hamstring is the back portion of your leg and is actually made up of three different muscles: the semitendinosus (the middle muscle), bicep femoris (the outer muscle), and the semimembranosus (the inner muscle). They are composed of fast twitch fibers and initiate walking and running movements. Most people’s hamstring muscles are underdeveloped because a › Read more
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