Fitness Training

Runner’s Knee: Not Just For Runners

As I start planning my running season and training for the San Francisco Full marathon I can't help but immediately think about my poor IT bands and runner's knees.  I went on my first run of the season and my knees killed me! First, runners' knees can be all sorts of problems form IT band… Continue reading Runner’s Knee: Not Just For Runners

Fitness Training

How to Feel Confident in the Gym

New Year, New You!  The holidays have come and gone and now it's time to get back on track with your fitness goals.  Was your resolution to drop a few pounds, gain some muscles?  It's not as easy as it sounds to just go workout at the gym. I look around the weight room and… Continue reading How to Feel Confident in the Gym

Fitness Training

Free Weights Vs. Machines: Dumbbells, Machines, Barbells Oh My!

Machines Vs. Free Weights In the left corner, we have Free Weights the home of Kettlebells, Dumbbells, Barbells, and anything else you can pick up!  In the Right corner, we have Machines the basic pulley system. This will be an interesting fight between resistance training!  Who's ready for this epic match up? "Let's Get Ready To… Continue reading Free Weights Vs. Machines: Dumbbells, Machines, Barbells Oh My!

Fitness Training

TRX: For Every BODY

Total Body Resistance Exercise also known as the TRX is for everyone! The TRX uses your own bodyweight and gravity to provide you with some of the most functional movements to gain strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability.  The TRX involves the use of hanging bands to engage muscles using your own body… Continue reading TRX: For Every BODY

Fitness Training

Planes of Motion 101

This past weekend was a busy one!  I got my first official sports massage and lifted my heaviest on the bench!  Woohoo! Between having a great lift and getting my muscles stretched, tweaked, and massaged it got me thinking about the way we move and the human bodies mobility.  It's so incredibly important to stretch… Continue reading Planes of Motion 101

Fitness Training, Weight Loss & Nutrition

Eating Within The “Anabolic Window” Just Brocabulary or BroScience?

The post-workout period is often considered to be the most critical part of nutrient timing. Just how much refueling is needed immediately post-workout and what makes or breaks your results? The anabolic window (also known as the metabolic window) is a strength training term (aka the BROcabulary) for the 30-minutes (give or take) period after exercise. … Continue reading Eating Within The “Anabolic Window” Just Brocabulary or BroScience?