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Does Load Matter?

Does Load Matter?

There is widely believed that if you want a toned appearance, you need use lighter weights and perform more reps. The opposite is thought when it comes to trying to build a bulky appearance; heavier weights and fewer reps.  Your ability to grow big muscles is largely...

Why Do You Get Sore?

Why Do You Get Sore?

Engaging in any new exercise program is going to result in soreness, and I think that is pretty universally understood. Where this idea starts to get problematic is after the first few weeks of a new workout program, people will think that their workouts aren’t...

Can You Exercise Too Much?

Can You Exercise Too Much?

Strength training has a potent effect on a number of health outcomes, whether it be muscular size and strength, or reduction in chronic disease risk. In recent years many research articles have suggested that strength training IS medicine.  Just like any good...

NEW STUDY

NEW STUDY

This is a brand new study that discusses an interesting topic of the use of contraceptives and the effect on muscle hypertrophy and strength. What they found is that the group taking the oral contraceptives had more muscle hypertrophy than the group that did not take...

WORKING AROUND INJURIES

WORKING AROUND INJURIES

This week on Trainer Talks, David discusses how Discover Strength works around injuries. Over the course of our lives most of us will encounter an injury of some kind. It is important for your Personal Trainer to know how to work around that injury for you to continue...

NO NON-RESPONDERS TO EXERCISE

NO NON-RESPONDERS TO EXERCISE

Welcome back to another week of Tuesday trainer talks the subjects were going to talk about this week is non-responders stats or size and then touch a little bit on non-responders to resist inside exercise show in general depending on what the study is looking at a...

Planning Your Cardio

Planning Your Cardio

We get the questions “when should I be doing my cardio in conjunction with my weight training? Should I do it the same day, or day after?” Before we answer this question, let’s take a couple steps backward and understand your body a little more. The beauty of cardio...

HOW DOES STRENGTH TRAINING AFFECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE?

HOW DOES STRENGTH TRAINING AFFECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE?

This week's Trainer Talk is about improving the quality of life through strength training. What I mean by that is, what are all of the benefits that you get from resistance training or high intensity training that are outside of just physical appearance of your body....

OPTIMAL BODY FAT PERCENTAGE

OPTIMAL BODY FAT PERCENTAGE

A question what we get from clients is, “what is the optimal body fat percentage for me?” Well, it really depends on where you're looking. The American College of Sports Medicine would tell you that, for a few years now, it's going to be 20%-35% for females and 10-22%...

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