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MONITORING HYDRATION LEVELS

MONITORING HYDRATION LEVELS

By NASM With the hot weather upon us in the northern hemisphere, this marks a time for many to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather, but caution should always be exercised given the potential risks for dehydration. Fluid is perhaps the most important, but least...

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Calf Workouts: How to Grow the Often-Stubborn Muscle Group

Calf Workouts: How to Grow the Often-Stubborn Muscle Group

By Kinsey Mahaffey Anyone who has ever tried to get more muscle definition in their calves knows that it can sometimes be a tough task. Training your calves for muscle growth takes intentional effort, time, and a solid plan. To grow your calves, you want to choose the...

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SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING SODIUM INTAKE

SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING SODIUM INTAKE

By Jacqueline Kaminski Sodium intake seems to be somewhat of an issue here in America. Even national dietary guidelines for Americans urge dietary habits that would inevitably decrease total intakes such as minimizing intake of processed meats and dairy products (1)....

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7 Cool Down Exercises to do After a Group Fitness Class

7 Cool Down Exercises to do After a Group Fitness Class

By AFAA Here you are, at the end of another amazing class. You have given your participants your heart and soul over the last 50 minutes and can see the results in their tired smiles and accomplished looks. At this point, it would be easy to give high 5’s around the...

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HOW HARD GAINERS CAN ADD SIZE AND WEIGHT

HOW HARD GAINERS CAN ADD SIZE AND WEIGHT

BY Nicole Golden There is little doubt that human bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Although all humans can stimulate muscle hypertrophy, genetic predisposition most certainly plays a role in how fast an individual gains muscle, how strong they can become,...

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BODYBUILDING COMPETITION DIVISIONS FOR MEN AND WOMEN EXPLAINED

BODYBUILDING COMPETITION DIVISIONS FOR MEN AND WOMEN EXPLAINED

By Andre Adams If you are an active bodybuilding competitor, prep coach, or thinking about getting involved in the sport then this blog is for you! We recently introduced the many divisions in the world of bodybuilding and physique competition in a previous blog, and...

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7 TIPS FOR CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR

7 TIPS FOR CUTTING BACK ON SUGAR

By JACQUELINE KAMINSKI SUGAR IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL…right? Or is this school of thought somewhat outdated? Sugar… Let’s talk about it! Since it is a very sensitive subject.First, let’s discuss what sugar is. Sugar is a collection of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen units...

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WHY YOU SHOULD EAT MORE OATMEAL: AN INCREDIBLY HEALTHY FOOD

WHY YOU SHOULD EAT MORE OATMEAL: AN INCREDIBLY HEALTHY FOOD

By JACQUELINE KAMINSKI What is the greatest superfood on earth? Does one even exist? Well, that question remains to be seen… Of all the foods we have available, there are always certain boxes we want to check off before we consider something a “superfood”. Does it...

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