4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods

​Think of last-minute demands at work meaning that you have to stay late, children becoming unwell and needing you at home unexpectedly, or the small matter of a worldwide pandemic and going into a lockdown that put a stamp on all areas of life in 2020. Being able to respond to these highly stressful periodsContinue reading “4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods”

weight training fundamentals – A Basic Guide for Beginners

With over 52.9 Million Americans working out in a health club, less than 13% work with a certified fitness professional and 44% who quit working out annually claim it is related to lack of results because they “don’t know what to do” or an injury they acquired while exercising (IHRSA, 2014). It was this statistic,Continue reading “weight training fundamentals – A Basic Guide for Beginners”

BCAA VS WHEY (OR EAAS) — WHICH BEST SUPPORTS MUSCLE GROWTH?

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are essential amino acids (ones we need to get from our diet), and non-essential ones (ones our body can make on its own). Branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the most important amino acids in the muscle-building process. However, the other amino acids are still needed, so ifContinue reading “BCAA VS WHEY (OR EAAS) — WHICH BEST SUPPORTS MUSCLE GROWTH?”

The Health Impacts Of Becoming Physically Fit

The fitness industry is growing quickly and rapidly as more and more people seek ways to become physically fit and healthy. For many who are ready to start their journey towards becoming physically fit, diving into regular exercise can seem quite daunting. Mustering up the will to attend a class or go to the gymContinue reading “The Health Impacts Of Becoming Physically Fit”

Is there any specific rep range for muscle hypertrophy?

The ideal rep range for muscle growth is 8-12 reps.You might have heard mechanical tension, muscle damage, and metabolic stress are the three mechanisms for muscle growth. However, without mechanical tension – tension exerted on the muscles from movement and external loads to reduce, produce, or control force – you don’t create muscle damage orContinue reading “Is there any specific rep range for muscle hypertrophy?”