Science Summary: Aerobic Exercise (Cardio or Weights Part 5 )

This post is a continuation on my series through Alex Hutchinson’s Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? All of the following questions are taken from this book and the answers are paraphrased from the authors words with my interpretations and thoughts added in. — Scott Why should I do cardio if I just want to build my muscles?

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Science Summer: Physiology ( Cardio or Weights Part 4)

This post is a continuation on my series through Alex Hutchinson’s Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? All of the following questions are taken from this book and the answers are paraphrased from the authors words with my interpretations and thoughts added in. — Scott What role does my brain play in fatigue? Short Answer:  The central fatigue

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Science Summary: Getting Started ( Cardio or Weights Part 2)

This post is a continuation on my series through Alex Hutchinson’s Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? All of the following questions are taken from this book and the answers are paraphrased from the authors words with my interpretations and thoughts added in. — Scott Will exercising in cold air freeze my lungs? Short Answer: No Longer Answer:

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Science Summary: Fitness Gear ( Cardio or Weights Part 3 )

This post is a continuation on my series through Alex Hutchinson’s Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? All of the following questions are taken from this book and the answers are paraphrased from the authors words with my interpretations and thoughts added in. — Scott Is running on a treadmill better or worse than running outside? Short Answer:

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Science Summary: Getting There (Cardio or Weights Part 1)

In the next few summary posts, I’ll be giving the takeaway points from Alex Hutchinson’s Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights.  This book takes a look at many common questions asked in the fitness industry and pairs them with an answer backed by a published scientific study.  Overall, I’ve been very impressed with the scope of

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Science Summary: Foam Rolling and Range of Motion

Foam rolling has become a modern craze with a lot of research going into its effectiveness recently.  The concept behind a foam roller is called self-myofascial release (SMR).  The fascia is a layer of soft tissue under the skin covering and protecting the muscles of the body.  Muscle usage creates wear and tear in the

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More than just fitness

In the industry, we personal trainers often refer to ourselves as “fitness professionals.”  It’s a good description for most of the work we do, helping and advising our clientele on how to be more “fit,” but I feel like it fails to encompass the entirety our work.  It doesn’t begin to touch on how the

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Science Summary: Full Body vs Split Routines

In the body building world, split routines have become to go to for maximizing the amount of training allowed in a week.  A split routine consists of targeting specific muscle groups every day rather than working all major lifts at one time.  A common example is Day 1 – Legs, Day 2 – Chest +

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