If you’re doing workouts that push your VO2 max (your body’s ability to take in, transport and use oxygen during a workout), you will see the biggest decline after taking time off.
I do it constantly. “Oh please,“ I say as the class embarks on the last 5 minutes of abdominal work, “I’ll do that on my own when I get home.”
The Kettlebell swing started gaining traction in the U.S. in the early 2000s. The exercise has been popular in countries like Russia, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand for much, much longer. When done correctly, the swing can sculpt your backside from your calves up through your glutes (and everything in between). Unfortunately, it is such … Continue reading Form clinic: the Kettlebell Swing
The top 4 New Years resolutions for 2017 according to Statistic Brain include; losing weight (21.4%), self-improvement (12.3%), better financial decision making (8.5%) and to quit smoking (7.1%). By March, most resolutions fail. The packed gyms known to those of us in the industry as the “resolutionary rush” booms from January to late February and … Continue reading It’s a Fact. Most New Years Resolutions Fail by March.
Performed correctly, the step-up is a great exercise to develop leg strength and muscle definition in the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. Because the exercise requires one leg at a time, the step up improves balance. It can also act as an identifier of weakness. Even advanced athletes favor one side in exercises like deadlifts and squats. … Continue reading Form Clinic: the Step-up
Like so many of you, reducing time on my personal device is on the top of my list for the New Year. I don’t have anything against my phone; in fact, I do 100% of my business to Accelerate on the go. But when my little sister called me out over Christmas Break while I … Continue reading How to Break a Habit: Remove and Replace.