Tag Archives: strength training
EPOC, ATP & HIIT and How They Relate to Your Ideal Body
If you want to get your ideal body by losing body fat and increasing your lean muscle mass, you will want to know what the acronyms EPOC, ATP & HIIT mean. Muscle Fiber Type To understand EPOC, we need to know a little about muscle fiber type. Everyone has two general types of muscle—slow-twitch and … Continue reading EPOC, ATP & HIIT and How They Relate to Your Ideal Body
Creating Internal Tension For A Back That Will Never Break
This article on creating internal tension for a back that will never break comes from my over 2 decades of working with clients with “bad back”, “slipped disc”, “back went out”, and the numerous failed back surgeries that I have seen. Over the years I have tried numerous approaches to back pain, including: chiropractic adjusting … Continue reading Creating Internal Tension For A Back That Will Never Break
Why You Should Lift Weights (At Any Age!)
Lifting weights, or resistance training, is hard work. It can take some time and dedication to maintain a good routine. Often, it isn’t considered a method of exercise for various reasons. Some excuses I’ve heard from my clients at BTF is that they don’t want to “bulk”, they are “too old” to lift weights, or … Continue reading Why You Should Lift Weights (At Any Age!)
Is There An Ideal Time For a Woman to Start a Weight Loss Program?
Many of us are looking to lose a few pounds in the new year, especially after all the indulgences we ate during the holidays! As we set goals for this new year, most are looking to start fresh with a major weight loss goal, or burn the last few pounds that we can’t seem to … Continue reading Is There An Ideal Time For a Woman to Start a Weight Loss Program?
Risk Management of Resistance Training Injuries
Walking into a gym filled with barbells, free weights, and machines can be intimidating, especially for inexperienced weightlifters. However, the risk of injury from resistance training is relatively low when compared to team sports, running, and other forms of exercise. About 4 injuries occur for every 1,000 hours of weight training (Triplett, 2016). The low … Continue reading Risk Management of Resistance Training Injuries
Are You an Athlete Looking to Add Muscle Mass?
At Back to Function, we get to work with a number of different youth athletes from a multitude of sports. A common question that we are asked, especially by young male athletes is, “how can I put on weight and add some muscle mass?” First, you better be hitting the gym and lifting weights. Some … Continue reading Are You an Athlete Looking to Add Muscle Mass?