Seattle Strength Training: 3 Added Benefits

Seattle Strength Training: 3 Added Benefits

We are not living in the cardio boom of past decades. Most fitness-savvy people understand the basic benefits of strength training. Naked muscles look better than naked fat. Strength training makes you stronger in the gym and in daily life. Strength training decreases the risk of injury. And, for the win, strength training helps you … Continue reading Seattle Strength Training: 3 Added Benefits

How to Get a “Toned” Back

How to Get a “Toned” Back

Wait a minute. Why is “toned” in quotes? Quite simply because in fitness terms, it’s not a real word. It’s a made-up word. So, we don’t use the phrase “toned” at Accelerate. There is nothing “toned” about the backs in this photo. What you’re seeing is developed muscle and a lower level of body fat … Continue reading How to Get a “Toned” Back

The Right HIIT Ratio (hint: it includes rest time)!

The Right HIIT Ratio (hint: it includes rest time)!

HIIT (high intensity interval training) challenges you with short bursts of high intensity work followed up by ample rest. The work to rest ratio is at the lowest 1:2 and up to a high of around 1:6. Why “so much” rest (quotes to emphasize what we know you’re thinking)? Because without ample rest, there is … Continue reading The Right HIIT Ratio (hint: it includes rest time)!

Squat. Now Squat Deeper. Now, Squat Even Deeper.

Squat. Now Squat Deeper. Now, Squat Even Deeper.

If you’re one of the rare few who already have a consistent below parallel squat with perfect form, just plaster that smug AF look on your face and skip this post. Good for you. For the rest of you, keep reading. This post is timely for us, as we ordered the monster squat rack today … Continue reading Squat. Now Squat Deeper. Now, Squat Even Deeper.

Nighttime Eating and Other Scary Stories

Nighttime Eating and Other Scary Stories

I hate horror movies, especially at night. There’s something about being scared right before bed that just doesn’t work for me. It interrupts my sleep, makes me toss and turn and gives me horrible dreams. I also start compulsive-terrified-and-anxious-snacking when I’m petrified. This means: Watching Horror Movies Makes People Fat. If this sounds ridiculous to … Continue reading Nighttime Eating and Other Scary Stories