Category Archives for "Training Advice"

Apr 29

Is CrossFit Good or Bad for You?

By Darren Stehle

Is CrossFit Good or Bad for You

You’ve seen the commercials for Reebok or Nike glorifying CrossFit. The athletes in the commercial are working hard, pushing themselves to the limit, sweat is dripping off their brow, and they have a look so intense their brows have become etched with the strain and struggle of pushing themselves to the limit. The music is pumping! […]

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Mar 31

The Best Number of Sets and Reps for Your Workout

By Darren Stehle

The Best Number of Sets and Reps for your workout

There is no right or wrong answer for how many sets and reps you should perform in a strength training program. Whatever protocol you decide to use should be based on your unique goals and physical abilities. Program design, which is also called periodization, is simply a plan that should cover the number and types […]

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Jan 14

Learning a New Skill Takes Practice

By Darren Stehle

Learning a New Skill Takes Practice

A while ago I was working with one of my clients on technique adjustments for the deadlift, including kinesthetic awareness cues to help him better master the movement. As he was working through repetitions I could see he was a little frustrated, but he wasn’t upset. He has an analytical personality and he needs to “intellectually” understand […]

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Nov 13

The Better Way to Squat

By Darren Stehle

When did you first learn to squat? Do you remember your first visit to the gym? Did you follow instructions from a fitness magazine or a personal trainer? Well guess what? You don’t know squat, Jack! The truth is that you didn’t learn how to squat from a personal trainer, a YouTube video, or a […]

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