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Dwayne Wimmer Will Be Presenting at REC – Resistance Exercise Conference I have been an attendee at The Resistance Exercise Conference (REC) every year since the inception of the conference in 2011, I was last asked to speak in 2013.  I...
Breakdowns – An Advanced Training Technique There are several advanced training techniques that you can use to make your workouts just that bit more effective. These techniques aren’t tricks or gimmicks or “body hacks”–there are no silver bullets available to you in...
Making Progress on my Form! (My Fitness Journey – Vertex Fitness Diary 21) Time for a celebratory post! I had a really good workout today. I’m finally starting to unlearn some bad habits and poor form that I picked up...
Exercise Terminology, The Need for Standardization of Terms Exercise science is a field of study. This means that claims need to be backed up with research, and exercise terminology must be really precise so as not to cause confusion or...
Take Control of Your Blood Pressure for February Heart Health Month You already know that a strength training regimen with a qualified personal trainer can improve your cardiovascular health. We’ve written before about how there isn’t much difference to your...
Studies Show, You Don’t Grow In Your Comfort Zone Yale just performed a study that may indicate something about our brains that we’ve known about our muscles all along; that we need change, and sometimes discomfort, in order to grow. No...
Sliding Filament Theory – Why You’re Stronger Lowering a Weight Than Lifting It It’s easy to instinctually understand that lowering a weight is easier than lifting it–but why? You might assume that it’s because “gravity is helping you”, but that’s...
Negative Only Reps – An Advanced Training Technique As we talked about in our post on advanced training techniques, you might find yourself wanting to increase the intensity of your workouts to get over a growth plateau. However, you can’t increase...
Forget New Year’s Resolutions, Try a S.M.A.R.T. Goal You should feel energized and optimistic in the new year, not uneasy with the anticipation of guilt and shame. That’s why we encourage you to ditch the resolution, and embrace a SMART...
The Body, Give It What it Asks For (My Fitness Journey – Vertex Fitness Diary 20) It turns out that when you ignore what your body is telling you it wants and needs, it won’t go away, it will just...