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Negative Accentuated Reps – An Advanced Training Technique As we discussed in our post on advanced training techniques, some people feel it is necessary, as you advance in your training, to find ways to provide more stimulus to your muscles in...
Super Slow Training Protocol – An Advanced Training Technique As long as you continue to challenge yourself in your workout, you’re growing and improving. Sometimes, the best way to get that extra challenge is to use an advanced training technique...
December is Root Vegetables Month! Add Some to Your Diet Root vegetables are common staples in winter–back before modern refrigeration, root vegetables would be stored in “root cellars”, which were often just dirt cellars below the house that kept the...
Forced Reps – An Advanced Training Technique Are you ready to add some focus and advanced technique to your workout? Over the next several months, we’ll be diving in to several advanced techniques available for the HIT method of strength...
Training Techniques – How Can I Step Up My Routine? The High Intensity Training (HIT) method of strength training is science and research based, so it’s no wonder that we have developed several training techniques with the HIT method in...
For Resistance Training, More Complex Does Not Mean More Effective If you spend any time reading health and fitness publications or blogs, you’ve surely been told about many different styles and methods for resistance training. You may be left wondering...
Match! Great News Today! We Found a Match! (My Fitness Journey – Vertex Fitness Diary 19) I posted recently about the bone marrow donor registration process. When my older brother was diagnosed with leukemia, his best hope for remission was to...
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating for the families that are affected. In honor of November’s Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, we’re going to take a look at what it is, what the early warning...
Muscle Mass, A New Vital Sign? Your vital signs are all of the typical stats that they typically take on you when you go to the doctor’s office or the emergency room–typically your blood pressure, weight, and pulse. But some...
Why Do I Yawn When I Work Out? Anaerobic Exercise Most have experienced it; you get off the machine during your resistance training workout, and you let out a big, involuntary yawn. Maybe your trainer even cracks a joke about boring...