A case for lifting HEAVY !

A case for lifting HEAVY !

Think back to when you were first exposed to strength training. Did you start out with a program calling for 10 to 12 reps? At that stage of your career, it was probably a good place to be. Ten to 12 reps helped you develop strength, condition your joints, and train your neurological system. And, as long as you increased the weight when you could hit 12 reps, I’m sure you made good progress. The problem is, too many of us stay with that 10 to...

Read More

How do you stack up ?

How do you stack up ?

One of the programs I offer is a Comprehensive Fitness Assessment. This program, which can take up to 90 minutes, will measure your: weight, body-fat, BMI, hip to waist ratio, the strength and flexability of your upper and lower body, your endurance, and other attributes that you may have an interest in. Where applicable, the raw numbers are factored against your weight to produce a number that reflects your strength to weight ratio. That...

Read More

Do 30 pull-ups? Are you cRaZy?

In the article “The Almighty Pull-Up”, (Link here) http://fitnessmotivation.net/2012/02/the-almighty-pull-up found in the “Exercises” category of this Fitness Message Blog, I talk about how tough pull-ups are to do. Well… how would you feel if you were challenged to do 30 of those suckers? That is exactly what I do at FitMAX class from time to time. In case you don’t know, FitMAX is a non-competitive, fun,...

Read More