HIIT and Upper Body Movements

For this month of our Workout of the Week series, we will be focusing on HIIT training, followed with Upper Body Bodybuilding movements. By combing these two exercise modalities, we have created workouts that provide the anaerobic and aerobic benefits of HIIT, as well as the strength gains that mass-building movements can yield.               First, […]

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Back To School: How To Make It A Great Year

Whether you are a student or the parent of a student, you likely have one thing on your mind as the new school year begins:  academic performance.  From kindergarteners to graduate level college students, concentration and learning are critical and directly related to how successful the year is and how bright the future looks career […]

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Top Foods To Build Muscle

If your goal is to build muscle there are essentially two boxes that need to be checked. Those two boxes are (1) a caloric surplus (more calories consumed than burned) and (2) progressive resistance training (you are getting stronger on a multitude of resistance exercises over time). This is an oversimplification of the entire process […]

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Workout of the Week Month 12

For Month #12 of WoW, we will be focusing on Full Body Metabolic Conditioning. In a general sense, Metabolic Conditioning workouts (“Met-Cons” for short) are full body workouts that are constantly varied in terms of movements, reps, time-caps, etc. Our Met-Cons will be separated into an Upper Body and Lower Body split, and will utilize […]

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5 Fitness Fads and Myths to Avoid

This week’s article is a little less dense than most, as we will touch on 5 fitness fads that ought to be avoided. These fads present themselves over and over in an almost cyclical fashion, and can be disguised in a number of different ways. You Can Spot Treat Body Fat– This is a common […]

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Top 3 Protein Smoothies

Sometimes a bite to eat just isn’t practical even when you really need one. Think about it. Imagine yourself knocking back some Tupperware chicken and rice in a business meeting or a steak and sweet potato while driving the turnpike to work. It just wouldn’t work out too well. It’s situations like these that smoothies […]

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Workout of The Week Month 11

Welcome to Month 11 of the Workout of the Week series! For our second to last month, we will be focusing on Functional Fitness! Since all of our months have varied greatly, we programmed a large variety of exercises to accommodate the themes we used. While we generally used functional exercises whenever we could, there […]

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How To Beat A Fat Loss Plateau

“I’m down 15 pounds but the scale hasn’t budged in weeks!” For anyone who’s ever had success with dropping some lbs. this statement probably resonates as the dreaded fat loss plateau is something many dieters encounter. When the plateau is reached and frustration climbs to an all-time high, the question of “how the hell do […]

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Workout of the Week: Month 10- Density Training

Hello Hybrid Fitness Community! Here we are, back for Month 10 of our Workout of the Week series. This month, we are going to be performing high volume (aka “dense”) sets and repetition schemes. Through this training block, we are hoping to focus on improving muscular endurance and hypertrophy, while working with lower weights that […]

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How To Prepare For A Distance Race

5k’s, half-marathons, marathons, and even ultra-marathons and Iron Man races are among some of the most challenging tests that humans cant put themselves through. Physically, distance races require supremely adapted cardiorespiratory and muscular endurance systems.  Mentally, these races require the type of discipline, resiliency, and focus that can only be attained through diligent training and […]

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