Differentiate BURN vs. PAIN

Differentiate BURN vs. PAIN

“Oh, it hurts Kei. It’s painful.” When I ask clients where they feel it, most times it is the muscle that is being targeted. Hence, its not pain that they are experiencing. It is the muscle being worked. So what are ways to differentiate burn vs....
Overloading isn’t the way

Overloading isn’t the way

In this week’s blog, I want to discuss why you shouldn’t do the same exercise every day. This is coming from my experience of the quest to being able to bench press 200 pounds as a 14 year old. My training program only consisted of bench press and...
Spot reduction (my take)

Spot reduction (my take)

“I want to lose fat here and here.” As a personal trainer, I hear this all the time. “I want to lose fat in the back of my arms and thighs.” Wanting to lose fat in a particular spot is called spot reduction in the fitness industry. “Lose...
Exercise priority: full range of motion

Exercise priority: full range of motion

In this week’s blog, I want to discuss the topic of full range of motion and why it should be a priority. Your progress will be limited if you keep doing partial range of motion. First, let’s discuss when a exercise is done with partial range. For example,...
Don’t underestimate the basics: Planks

Don’t underestimate the basics: Planks

The basics in fitness works. Out of all the exercises, we highly recommend one in particular for three reasons. That is the planks. You’ve heard it, ” having a strong core is good.” But why is this? Let’s take a look. First, it targets multiple...
Bad posture?

Bad posture?

Rounded shoulders. Forward neck position. Don’t look like the penguin in the picture. What happens when this posture is kept for hours? Muscles around the neck and shoulder area gets tight. So how do you fix it? First, do the opposite. If you round your...
Don’t procrastinate in fitness

Don’t procrastinate in fitness

How many times have you said, “I’ll workout later.” “Definitely, definitely tomorrow.” And what happens? Something comes up and you end up not doing it. Work, personal, or just life gets in the way. So that is why when you have the time...
Exercise checklist

Exercise checklist

Checklist for exercising. I have 3 things that I like to keep in mind when it comes to exercise. First and foremost, are you doing the exercise properly? There are certain factors that may limit your ability to execute a exercise properly. Limited range of motion,...

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