Personal Training

09
Oct

A Balanced Fitness Routine & Injury Prevention Begins with Nutrition

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  Proper nutrition is important for a healthy lifestyle.  It helps boost energy levels for work outs, slims the waistline, and even stimulates the production of endorphins.  But what many don’t realize, is that it also plays a valuable role in the treatment and prevention of potential injuries.   We work hard to cross-train, strengthen, […]

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25
Sep

How Much Protein Should You Eat?

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  How much protein you should eat per day to maintain a healthy body is a much debated question.   This is one of the most common questions my South Tampa clients ask me, from athletes improving their game, to housewives who want to tone- everyone is concerned with ‘getting enough.’   For years, they told us to consume […]

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18
Sep

The fallacy of ‘The Biggest Loser’ and how to effectively train obese clients

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Now airing worldwide for its 17th season, The Biggest Loser opened the door for a plethora of discussions amongst trainers, researchers, and individuals seeking long-term solutions for weight loss. The first several years, Americans were filled with excitement at the prospect of being able to shed more than 100 pounds through change in diet and […]

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04
Sep

Regain motivation and get back in the gym | Tampa Strength

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To boost your motivation, you need to address both the “you” and the situational elements of the equation.  Are you training for something in particular?  Do you have short-term or over arching goals? Why do you exercise? Does a coach or a training partner motivate you more than working out alone?  Does the weather play […]

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21
Aug

How Proper Hydration Affects Weight Loss Goals

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Many people abandon their fitness goals and efforts when they grow frustrated due to lack of results or progress. While factors such as diet and routine affect a person’s weight loss success, a commonly overlooked element of weight loss is proper hydration. Water makes up 70% of the human body and 80% of the human […]

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13
Aug

Diet Pills: Miracle or Misnomer?

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As a society, we seem to be at a crossroads. We have access to the biggest and best variety of food choices, yet sections of our population are struggling with obesity and poor nutritional choices.   Technology and science tells us so much about our bodies and how to maintain healthy lifestyles, but more and […]

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05
Aug

Are you Training or Working Out?

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Training and working out, same thing right? Not at all! There is a difference between these two, the biggest difference is the mindset and preparation before even entering the gym, field, court, or weight room. Even the definitions of the two words show differentiation.   Training –  : a process by which someone is taught […]

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29
Mar

Win 4 Personal Training Sessions!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway Come check out the NEW Tampa Strength Location in South Tampa! We will work on mobility, technique, strength, power, endurance and even more. We use many “non-traditional” training methods that will expose you to new exercises and new equipment. We happily welcome people of all fitness levels and encouraged you to enter […]

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21
Mar

Speed, Agility, Quickness and POSTURE: What’s the difference and why does it matter to to youth athletes?

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Speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) are all words used to describe good athletes and people who are “fast”. I have fast in quotations because “fast” is a vague word describing movement. SAQ each have different meanings that are used in specific contexts to describe movement. SAQ all have their respective roles in most sports but it […]

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14
Mar

The Benefits of Movement Based Training for Kids

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Have you ever watched a high level athlete, professional dancer, martial arts champion, or person who is really good at movement? They usually you have fluid, strong, balanced, and rhythmical movement. They don’t look rigid, slow, or awkward with their movements. It is important for human health to move, that has been well documented. It […]

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12
Feb

Kettlebell Shred Basic Workout

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This workout uses basic exercises such as the deadlift, squat and walking lunge. To increase the intensity of each exercise two kettlebells are used. For the squat and lunge, the kettlebells are held in the rack position This helps recruit more muscle and burn insane amounts of fat. The workout is finished with an exercise […]

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01
Dec

The worst exercise ever!

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  Every time I walk into a commercial gym, inevitably I see some poor soul squatting on the Smith machine.  Not only is this a horrible exercise, it also is dangerous and will eventually lead to injury.  Ironically, people believe the Smith machine is safe, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. So, what is […]

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22
Nov

Tampa Personal Training-chains and kettlebells

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Changed it up and tried using chains and kettlebells in my last workout.  This workout is designed to build muscle while at the same time developing the stabilizers so you can keep making progress and build a bulletproof body.  First exercise is the incline chain press.  Same motion as an incline dumbell press-benefit is the […]

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22
Oct

She’s STRONG!

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The “She is Strong workout” uses a blend of strength and conditioning to give you a killer workout.  The workout starts with some eccentric chin ups.  Most women struggle with regular chin ups but this variation allows them to focus on the most important part of the lift, which is the lowering or eccentric part, […]

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01
Oct

Athletic Power

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Train for power with this new workout in our sports performance series.  This workout blends strength with explosive power and finishes with some conditioning so you can dominate your opponents.  First is the explosive alternating med ball push up.  Be sure to keep your core strong and explosively push off the med ball trying to […]

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18
Sep

Megamad Essentials Workout Program Review

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  Being a huge fan of unconventional training, I recently decided to try Mark de Grasse’s new product, an online workout program titled Megamad Essentials.  I must say, I am thoroughly impressed!  Utilizing sandbags, kettlebells and bodyweight exercises Mark delivers a fat burning, core crushing workout that will get you in killer shape fast!  The […]

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15
Sep

Ropes and Rings Workout

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04
Sep

Kettle Bell Workout

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Fun and effective kettlebell workout

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28
Aug

Sandbag Workout

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This powerful sandbag workout is a great way to improve your strength and conditioning

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24
Jul

Invisible to do the Impossible

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