Resources

There are various resources that are helpful when starting or maintaining your fitness journey. Below are a few select articles and websites that I’ve found beneficial. Take a look and share the knowledge!

Articles

Twelve Reasons Every Adult Should Do Strength Exercise

Twelve Reasons Every Adult Should Do Strength Exercise

During the past few years, more and more studies have shown that sensible strength training produces many health and fitness benefits.

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Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health

Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health

Not long ago, the muscle-building activity known as weight training generally was considered to be the domain of exceptionally strong men who competed in sports such as powerlifting, Olympic lifting, bodybuilding, and foot-ball.

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Prescribing Physical Activity: Applying the ACSM Protocols for Exercise Type, Intensity, and Duration Across 3 Training Frequencies

Prescribing Physical Activity: Applying the ACSM Protocols for Exercise Type, Intensity, and Duration Across 3 Training Frequencies

To maintain and improve musculoskeletal fitness, performing regular resistance exercise (commonly known as strength training) is essential. Without regular resistance exercise, middle-aged and older men and women lose 4 to 6 lb of muscle tissue every decade of life.

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A Case for Strength Machines

A Case for Strength Machines

It’s a debate I’ve been involved in for nearly a decade; which is better: barbells/dumbbells or machines? The fact is, all options are tools that if used properly will increase strength, flexibility, and overall muscularity.

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Breaking Through a Training Plateau

Breaking Through a Training Plateau

Anyone who has been training consistently for over a year has hit the dreaded training plateau. In an effort to beat the plateau and make gains some people add days to their training or increase sets which increases their workouts to over an hour.

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