What to Expect When Hiring a Personal Trainer

The title of this blog post should actually be changed to “What to Expect When Hiring a Good Personal Trainer.” Unfortunately, not all personal trainers are created equal because the process of acquiring an education to become one is not standardized. Technically, anyone with a spare grand of cash and fairly decent memorization and testingContinue reading “What to Expect When Hiring a Personal Trainer”

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 “

How to Design Your Own Strength Training Program

#1 Establish Your Personal Strength Training Goals  Check out my latest blog post about training goals: https://coachtashay.wordpress.com/2021/12/16/getting-bigger-or-getting-stronger/ It is important to establish whether you want to focus on getting bigger or getting stronger through strength training. Both can occur simultaneously, however, gains in strength must occur first before gains in muscular size. With altering trainingContinue reading “How to Design Your Own Strength Training Program”

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?”