Why You Can’t Spot Reduce Body Fat

It’s become common knowledge now with the rise of science-based fitness coaches that spot reducing body fat is not possible, but why is that the case? Before revealing why spot reduction is not possible (without surgery), let’s define the term “spot reducing” first. Simply put, spot reducing is trying to burn body fat off ofContinue reading “Why You Can’t Spot Reduce Body Fat”

How to Create a Training Program Using Movement Patterns 

When creating a well-rounded strength training program, it’s important to know the basic movement patterns associated with different major muscle groups in order to develop a balanced physique. Core movement patterns that cover the entire body include: Squats – Quads and Glutes Hinges – Glutes and Hamstrings Horizontal Hip Extension – Glutes and Hamstrings  VerticalContinue reading “How to Create a Training Program Using Movement Patterns “

Getting Bigger or Getting Stronger?

Getting Bigger or Getting Stronger? Strength vs. Hypertrophy  When you lift weights at the gym, what is your primary goal? Do you wish to get bigger or stronger? Both? Do you think getting bigger automatically means getting stronger or vice-versa? Let’s examine the difference between getting bigger and getting stronger and why they are notContinue reading “Getting Bigger or Getting Stronger?”