The Complete Beginner’s Guide to High Intensity Resistance Training (HIT): What it is, how it compares to other forms of exercise and the results you can expect to get (part 1) – HITUNI

HITUNI has a well researched, succinct 3-parter about what HIT is and how to use it.  I’m so glad they wrote it.  I really hate the more “marketing” side of the training business, and these guys do my work for me.  If you are new to the concept of HIT, this is a great start.  […]

Girls with poorer motor skills more likely than boys to be obese — ScienceDaily

Date:December 19, 2016 Source:Coventry University Girls with poorer motor skills more likely than boys to be obese Date: December 19, 2016 Source: Coventry University Summary: Young girls who exhibit a poor mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) are more likely to be obese than boys who have similarly low skills, according to research. Source: Girls […]

Scientists challenge recommendation that men with more muscle need more protein — ScienceDaily

Source: Scientists challenge recommendation that men with more muscle need more protein — ScienceDaily Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise. Health and exercise scientists from Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence found […]

Higher muscle mass associated with lower mortality risk in people with heart disease Date:  April 22, 2016Source:  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health SciencesSummary:Cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions, researchers have found. The findings also suggest that regardless of a person’s level of fat mass, a higher level of […]

Antihistamines affect exercise recovery, may or may not be a problem

After vigorous exercise, some 3,000 genes go to work to aid recovery by boosting muscles and blood vessels, but in the presence of high doses of antihistamines almost 27 percent of the gene response is blunted, according to researchers.

HIT Body Weight Training

Not up for personal one-on-one sessions with Jean?  No worries.  Our HIT Body Weight Training Classes are 45 minutes of energetic high intensity training in a small group setting using nothing but your body as the mechanism for change. Think that’s not long enough to change your body?  The principles of HIT have been repeatedly […]

Regular exercise critical for heart health, longevity

 Just exercise, y’all.  I can help you get started. Experts encourage physical activity for heart disease prevention Date:  January 18, 2016Source:  American College of CardiologySummary:The majority of citizens in developed countries should not be concerned by potential harm from exercise but rather by the lack of exercise in their lives, according to a clinical […]

Exercise to reduce lower back pain

Pardon me while I engage in a personal note to my clients:  The following is why I have you do the form we do on back and — well — ALL exercises.  I train you so that you are creating a strong foundation under those bigger showier muscles.  There’s a way to do that.  And […]

Can High Intensity Training Weight Training Really replace my cardio?

  That’s the question I’m most often asked.  Here’s my go-to response: One of the most significant exercise studies done in the last half century was a 1975 West Point Study.  You can read the details in the link, but in a nutshell, West Point wanted to, among other things, “identify the consequences of a […]