Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter Not Harder

There are few things as exciting as new boot campers eager to make serious lifestyle changes and make up for lost time in their quest to get fit and healthy.  Their motivation and passion are contagious, and watching transformations is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a trainer.

 

But in their excitement, many boot campers make a common mistake – overtraining.  The thinking goes like this:  “If 20 push-ups are good, then 30 must be better,” or “If 35 pounds challenges my muscles, then I’ll really get ripped if I do 50!”  In other words, more is better and leads to faster results.

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It’s Summer! Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips!

It’s Summer! Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips!

Baby, it’s hot out there!     

 

If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.  Now that it is summer, you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than it does to cooler, drier conditions.

 

But don’t let the heat cause you to lose your momentum.  You can keep working hard in the summer, you just have to adjust your approach a little.  Keep the following summertime fitness tips in mind as you continue getting stronger and healthier.

 

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Spring Sports: How to avoid injury as you increase in activity

Spring Sports: How To Avoid Injury As You Increase In Activity

Source: MAT™ Headquarters, March 15, 2017

As a continuation of Greg Roskopf’s published work, here is a piece about preparing the body for an increase in activity levels…

 

“It’s that time of the year in the Rockies. The weather is getting nice and spring sports are swinging back into action. Athletes indulge themselves in various athletic outdoor activities such as: spring skiing, cycling, marathons, triathlons, golf, etc.

 

This increase in activity can come with a price. For many athletes it brings an increased potential for injury. We are most familiar with how injuries occur due to factors outside the control of the athlete.  An example being a sprained ankle or damaged knee when an athlete lands awkwardly.  However, there are also many injuries that occur because the body was not properly prepared for this increase in sport specific repetitive movements (i.e. golf swing, tennis stroke, ski related movements, etc.). Often, athletes will experience sprains or strains that could have been prevented with a bit better preparation. We believe that through proper training and preventative maintenance of the body, an athlete should be able to enter into the spring season without the risk of injury.

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