Stop Stretching Before Your Workout by Terrence Riley

  Sports were a significant aspect of life for many of us growing up. If that memory isn’t too far in the past you might recall the pre-practice or pre-game stretch. All your teammates would sit in a circle and follow the stretching ritual which varied little from game to game. Most of us did […]

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Targeting your Glutes

Targeting specific muscles during a workout is usually a concept applied by bodybuilders or physique competitors in hopes of isolating that muscle group. The goal is to “balance” their physique or exaggerate a certain weak point in their figure. Most gym goers are not bodybuilders but many go to the gym in hopes of isolating […]

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Resistance Bands

One of the best pieces of exercise equipment you can invest in is the resistance band. There are a couple different types of bands that can be utilized in different ways. Ease of transportation, exercise variability, and wide ranges of resistance make the bands a very impressive tool. Below we will look at some of […]

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Protein Intake Guidelines: Part 1 by Terrence Reilly

Most athletes understand the importance of protein and its role as key component to growing muscle. Eating enough protein isn’t quite the issue, however, when considering most Americans eat more protein than recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Questions still exist as to how protein should be consumed, when, and what kind despite […]

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Fall Food Favorites

As the weather is getting colder we find ourselves drinking hot beverages and craving seasonal comfort foods like hot chocolate, pumpkin pies, and Thanksgiving staples like mashed potatoes and stuffing. But this year you say will be different. Along with the holiday season comes an excess amount of food.  You may love packing presents, but you’re trying to […]

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Heavy Weight vs. Low Weight/High Rep

Both heavy weights and low weights with high rep lifting will make you stronger, the difference is in which type of muscle fiber is being recruited for the lift. The type of lifting  dictates what type of fiber will be trained, thus determining what type of strength you will make gains in. Heavy lifting primarily trains your fast twitch […]

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