In Defense of Carbs For many years the buzz was to go low carb. In fact it is still popular among a large population. Restricting carbs can serve a short-term purpose: deplete glycogen stores, and reduce scale weight initially. This can be very motivating for most people. However, reduced carb intake should never be long-term. […]
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Despite being one of the most deceivingly difficult exercises, the Poliquin step up is one of the most important exercises done at BBCT. This exercise targets the Vastus Medialis Oblique, your VMO. The VMO is part of the quadriceps muscle group, on the front of your thigh and is responsible for extending the knee. More […]
Rotator Cuff Training Before we can understand the benefits of training the rotator cuff, it would be helpful to review which muscles we are actually talking about. The rotator cuff is composed of four muscles. These muscles are the subscapularis, teres minor, supraspinatus and infraspinatus. These muscles are responsible for internal rotation, external rotation and […]
Get to Know Our Staff! Have you ever wanted to know more about your trainer outside of their skill of counting reps and torturing you? With a few new trainers being added to our team, we thought this would be a great time to get to know us all a little better outside of the […]
Do I Lose All of My Progress on Vacation? A lot of times as trainers we hear the statement: “I’m going to lose all of my progress over vacation!” The fact of the matter is … no you will not! Yes, you may feel some effects of being off of your routine, but you will […]
Exercise Proper Nutrition Gut Health Prioritize Sleep Manage Stress Support with Supplements Exercise is a powerful way to boost your immune system, says Mark Moyad, M.D., M.P.H., and the Jenkins/Pokempner director of preventive and alternative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center. It causes your body’s antibodies and white blood cells to circulate […]
Shoulder Rehab – Part 1 The shoulder joint may very well be the most complex joint in the body. We have 17 muscles that attach to the scapulae, all these muscles have an origin and an insertion. When a clients goal is to avoid shoulder surgery, or further the rehab process after surgery, my first […]
How to enjoy the holidays and why you should eat what you want 1.Eating anything you want should NOT derail you from your goals. If you’re eating well balanced foods leading up to the holiday, one day won’t break your stride. 2. Sometimes we need to veer off the path to WANT to get back […]
Collagen has become increasing popular due to its many benefits. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to hair, skin, joints, nails and ligaments. As we age the production slows in our bodies and requires supplementation to maintain optimal levels. It comes in powder form you can easily mix into water or a shake. You […]
Are Supplements Necessary for Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle? A Word on Supplements The topic of supplementation is very relevant, I believe it is necessary to reiterate the discussion and highlight some of the reasons for supplement consumption. In many aspects, supplements are to humans what fertilizers are to plants. Supplements would not be for you […]