Tagged: weight lifting

3 Keys to Building Muscle

Adding muscle to your frame can be hard. There’s no way around it. Building muscle can be a slow and frustrating process and takes months of consistency and hard work to attain results. However, if we understand what stimulates muscle growth, maybe we can optimize the process and reach our goals in less time and with less frustration.

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Are Free Weights in Your Training Arsenal?

If free weights aren’t currently part of your strength training program, they should be! Machines and cables are still necessary to balance out your training program, but free weights offer many benefits to strengthen your arms and other important muscle groups. Let’s learn about the benefits of free weights and why they should be a […]

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How To Maximize Muscle Recovery After A Workout

Maximizing muscle recovery should be a key part of your fitness plan. The sooner your muscles recover, the less you will feel sore, and the sooner they can be efficient at burning calories for you. There are many ways to help aid your bodies recover. Here are a few for your tool box.

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Trainer Highlight: Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is a certified personal trainer who recently joined the Elite family. Not only does Matthew have an enthusiastic personality, he is a dedicated trainer and will make sure you stay motivated in order to achieve success. Learn more about his personal philosophy, experiences, and outlook on fitness training!

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How to Do Lifts Correctly

Lifting can be a hard part of working out to take up. Without introduction to proper form and guidance through a workout, it may lead to injury and lack of results to show for the hard work one has put in. This is a guide to some easy lifts and workouts to help save your […]

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Class Review: Body Pump

Although I managed to injure myself before class even started (knocking myself in the face with the barbell), I had a great time in Angie’s Body Pump class at Elite Sports Club – North Shore!  This was my first ever Body Pump class and although I was initially intimidated by the use of a barbell, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Muscle

Learning the basics of muscle development can help you to reach your health and fitness goals. Types of Muscle Fibers We have two main types of muscle fibers in our skeletal muscles, Type 1, or slow-twitch, and Type 2, or fast twitch. The Type 2 are further separated into Type 2a, and Type 2b, and […]

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Which Exercise Classes are Right for You?

Looking for the right group exercise classes is a little bit like shopping. If you don’t have a specific item in mind, wandering the aisles of a store can be overwhelming. Similarly, reading the descriptions on a group exercise schedule can quickly become a confusing mix of adjectives and exclamation points, making it hard to […]

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How to Train Like a Pro Soccer Player

When’s the last time you saw a professional soccer player and thought “Wow that person is out of shape,” or “Wow that person is just unathletic”? Probably never, because unlike being a lineman in football or being 7’2’’ in basketball, you have to be lean, athletic, and in shape in order to excel at soccer. […]

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Why Women Should Strength Train

In some cases, the moment that we make mention of strength training to female clients can be a tense one—one that tends to be full of excuses. “I don’t want to bulk up.” “Ha! I’m not a body builder.” “But cardio burns more calories.” The truth is, strength training is one of the best things you can add […]

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