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March 2016

The Process

Monday, March 28, 2016
Author: 
Joseph Aratari, CFSC, CPT

 

All of your FAQs…answered!

Friday, March 4, 2016
Author: 
Kurtis Bednarcyk, CFSC

Cue the Kool & The Gang, y’all…this morning, I fielded the question about what to eat before a workout for the 1,000th time!!!

To my dear thousand inquirers: please pardon the sarcasm and find humor in the hyperbole. I promise I ain’t mad at ya; I am truly “celebrating good times” as you have flattered me with the insinuation that I am some sort of whiz kid, and have inspired me to address some commonly-asked quandaries once and for all, such as:

“Should I train in the morning or the evening?”

“Should I eat sweet potatoes or white potatoes?”

“Should I do conventional or sumo deadlifts?”

“Should I focus on high reps or high weights?”

A Rest Day is OK! (and recommended)

Friday, March 4, 2016
Author: 
Heather D’Errico, MA, CFSC, CSCS

Ok so I am about to tell all the over-acheivers in the world something they don’t always want to hear.  As a workaholic myself and someone who is 100% dedicated to reaching my goals every single day I completely understand the want to hit the gym hard as often as possible.  It took me a very long time to understand the concept of listening to my body and resting it when needed.

Increasing Your Bench: Taking Out the Bar

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Author: 
Joseph Aratari, CFSC, CPT

Working at a high school as their head strength & conditioning coach, the most commonly asked question I hear on a daily basis (sorry bros its true) has to be “how much do you bench?”. Do not get me wrong, benching is important (given the population/sport) and big numbers = big time strength, but squats and deadlifts will forever be the best lifts in the gym and should take priority. However, I am still going to aim to help those in pursuit of increasing their bench press, without actually barbell bench pressing. But first….

#1) Assuming that you are healthy, if your current bench is more than your squat & deadlift, stop reading this article and go train your legs. That is not a joke, just do it.