Part two: 6-10 of 15 “Salt and Pepper” Techniques for Strength and Muscle Growth
A reminder of 1-5 of 15 Drop sets Mechanical Drop Set Rest pause Band Assist Band Resisted 6-10 of 15 “Salt and Pepper” Techniques for Strength and Muscle Growth 6) Tempo change Many lifters become married to the 1010 tempo (one count up, one count down, video). Some will occasionally throw in a slow eccentric […]
Part one: 1-5 of 15 “Salt and Pepper” Techniques for Strength and Muscle Growth
Everyone who’s worked with weights is familiar with a straight set and rep scheme. You pick an exercise, choose a weight, and do the prescribed number of reps. This type of training can get you very far. It took me from a weightlifting newbie to winning my first few fitness competitions. But after a while, […]
8 Ways To Perk Yourself Up During The Day
It’s 3PM. Lunchtime is long gone. Your eyes are starting to glaze over. You feel antsy, yet tired. It’s becoming difficult to concentrate on your work and productivity is plummeting. There’s still work to be done, but you just can’t muster the energy to perform your best. What do you do? Fear not! There are […]
An Elegant Solution for Robust Health and Well Being
What’s the best exercise to stay healthy? A few months back I was standing in the never ending line at the bank. I struck up a conversation with the friendly security guy. Our talk turned towards fitness and training (as it not-so-coincidentally does quite often in my life). He was a fairly fit gent at […]
My Self Imposed Curfew for High Quality Sleep
Graduate Highlight: Freddylive Fitness!
Welcome to the American Academy of Personal Training’s Graduate Spotlight! Meet Freddy Gonzalez owner of Freddylive Fitness! Freddylive Fitness is a community centered, high-intensity interval training studio in Winchester, MA. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Freddylive Fitness offers small bootcamp classes and one-on-one personal training. How did AAPT impact your fitness journey? The […]
Why Your Diet is just as Important as Your Fitness
You have probably heard the saying “you cannot out workout a bad diet” before. It is generally true that most of us cannot outwork a bad diet unless aside from those who were born genetically great athletes. Unfortunately, most of us are the former, and what we eat matters more than how or how much […]
What are the Benefits of Protein Shakes?
Protein is important. Protein helps our bodies function on a daily basis and help our bodies repair cells and create new ones. Protein helps everyone of all ages to stay strong, grow, develop and maintain their body. Protein shakes are a great way to get your protein intake and are easy to make! Protein shakes […]
5 Tips On How to Get in Shape this Summer
What are the Benefits of Being a Personal Trainer?
If you have a passion for working out, why not help others while doing and sharing what you love? Every time personal trainers help others motivate themselves and achieve their fitness goals, personal trainers learn more about themselves and grow and individuals. There are many benefits that come with being a personal trainer and if […]