Walk into The Result Factory and you won’t see many machines – a rower and a leg extension is about all you’ll find. Instead you’ll see endless racks, bars, plates and dumbbells. Walk into your nearest big box gym (like LA Fitness) and you’ll see a giant room filled with machines and a small area with some free weights. There has always been a debate about which is better and I will lay it out the pros and cons of each.
Have a hard time getting low for a squat? Can’t change direction as quickly as you’d like on the field/court? Flexibility is probably your issue. Flexibility is a critical part of fitness and often gets worse with age and the sedentary lifestyles that many people have today. Improved flexibility can improve your performance in aerobic training, strength training, and at sports, but is often overlooked in training routines. It also helps improve your posture through better muscular balance and reduces soreness and stiffness.
Are you walking around like Frankenstein? Almost every time I start with a new client, they come into the gym wearing some clunky, heavy shoes that look fancy with air bubbles and lots of cushion. And I wonder “How can you even work out in those?”
One of the top questions I get from clients is how to get over the “final hurdle” – whether it’s those last ten pounds or it’s the extra definition or size of a certain muscle group. Check out these top 5 ways to breakthrough the plateau! Continue reading