Exercise Testing – Cardiovascular testing

My Friends, Here is where we delve into the idea of cardio. Blah. We all hate it. But you have to do it. Not only does it burn Calories but it can be used as a great tool for increasing the size of your cardiac muscle tissue – aka, it’ll make your heart bigger. One thingContinue reading “Exercise Testing – Cardiovascular testing”

Exercise Testing – Pushup Norms

What’s up Ya’ll? Each and every one of my clients through exercise testing to assess current fitness level and as a means of measurement of progression. When it comes to exercise selection, each evaluation is different depending on the individual’s goal and their strengths/weaknesses. Specifically, different patterns (push, pull, squat, step) help me assess howContinue reading “Exercise Testing – Pushup Norms”

Stella Success Story – Taylor

This dude Wade, aka Taylor Lautner. One of my first clients at Stella Fitness. Just completed his first 12 week program…and I’ve gotta say, it’s been a wild ride. In week two he crashed a motorcycle and could barely move his arm above his head…he had late nights at work on the weekend that youContinue reading “Stella Success Story – Taylor”

Strength Principles: Movement Order of Operations

Yo, Here’s where I talk about the intricacies of building an exercise session. Let’s assume you are building your workouts for today. For strength. Rules of the routine: Dynamic warmup- depending on the day, you want to make sure that you mobilize and prepare your body for the activities you are going to go through.Continue reading “Strength Principles: Movement Order of Operations”

Strength Principles: 5 Ways to Progress

What’s up Gaggle!? For a period of about three months before moving out to Utah, I found myself going through the motions.  My lifts were stagnant and my lack of progression was slowly kicking my butt mentally. Days were long and I found myself straying away from my focus-get strong while loving what I do.Continue reading “Strength Principles: 5 Ways to Progress”

Principles of Strength Training

Hey Ya’ll, Today’s post is an introduction to all things strength training. After recently consulting with a friend about best practices in developing strength, I want to break down the most basic principles in an easy to read manner for you! I’ll be diving into the dork-hole that you are probably now familiar with havingContinue reading “Principles of Strength Training”

Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 3: Strength Training

Hello Friends, Quick update on all things Stella…In the midst of a crazy week – all good things – one of those ‘testing’ weeks for me as a business person.  Had a couple of interviews. One was for a position to train 10 females taking a weight loss pill, the other a nice chat with aContinue reading “Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 3: Strength Training”

I Made a Surprise Visit Home and Freaked out my Family

Heather and I are having a blast out in Utah. Seriously – when they say happy wife, happy life – it rings true. She is loving her new position and it’s been a while since I have seen her this happy. She says her new command is a lot less stressful, they play sports everydayContinue reading “I Made a Surprise Visit Home and Freaked out my Family”

Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 2/3: Cardio for weight loss

Is buying a treadmill going to help me lose weight? What about a bicycle? Should I do cardio before or after I lift weights? What about body wraps, will they help me shed the unwanted pounds?   Having worked in gyms for the last ~10 years, you see and hear a lot of things from all walks of life, manyContinue reading “Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 2/3: Cardio for weight loss”