Assessing Proper Form: Overhead Squat

The most important concept to understand when performing any type of body movement is proper form. This is most easily explained using a full body movement like the overhead squat, but can be applied to many different forms of movements and lifts. The diagrams below show a women performing an overhead squat. The overhead squat…

Is the After-burn real?

After-burn refers to the bodies continued calorie burn at an elevated rate for 24 hours after the completion of your workout. The scientific term for after-burn is excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPEOC). ┬áThis refers to the oxygen that your body needs to restore after a heart pounding workout. A good example of this type of…

How to succeed at new healthy habits

Whether you are trying to improve your eating or hoping to work out more, it can be challenging to start new habits. Therefore, it’s best not too set your expectations too high to start and write out a plan of action. First, it’s best to write it out because then it becomes more concrete and…

Fitness requires patience and time management

Have you started workout programs and given up on them within the first two weeks? Have you gotten frustrated at the amount of planning it takes to meal prep and schedule time for your workouts?  Now, let me ask you… Did you have to take extra time to learn something for a job that you…