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.
Vacation Mode – Fit or Fat?
You’ve worked your tail off in the gym for weeks or maybe months to prepare for a vacation – so now what? Often we feel we only have two options, let it all go or stay in deprivation mode, which no one wants to do on a much needed break from the daily routine.
Efficient Training and Recovery
Busting the Myths about Overtraining and Recovery Last week on Instagram, we profiled a member @aliciaerrero who came to Accelerate one month ago. At that time, she had been consistently taking classes at Orange Theory Fitness 6-7 times per week. Orange Theory is promoted as a high intensity interval training workout that lasts 60 minutes. … Continue reading Efficient Training and Recovery
What Research Says About the Human Body and Adaptation
Can you perform the same workout over and over and achieve the same results? The short answer is no. At some point in training, your body adapts and you need to change the landscape. The National Institute of Health consistently publishes research on the topic of adaptation and many of the studies tell us similar … Continue reading What Research Says About the Human Body and Adaptation
Form clinic: the Kettlebell Swing
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
Live from Accelerate: A Recap
Yesterday we did our first Instagram live from the studio. Brandon Shiflett, a long-time Accelerate client, and provider at Airrosti Rehab Center, joined me after class to demonstrate a workout anyone can do at home. Here’s how it works. Start a stopwatch. Perform 10 burpees and 20 squats. When the stopwatch hits the 3-minute mark, do it … Continue reading Live from Accelerate: A Recap