How to Choose the Right Gym
by Ryan Humphries, CSCS, Co-Owner, Axistence Athletics
Let's say you've recently switched from telling yourself you're going to join a gym to actually joining a gym. Excellent. The #1 way to start a successful workout program is to find a gym that's a good fit. If you don't like the vibe, you probably won't go, and half the battle is getting through the door on a regular basis.
by Ryan Humphries, Co-Owner & Lead Coach
Sleep is like free, legal steroids.
Don’t use steroids. That’s not what we mean. We’re only using that comparison to make a strong point: getting enough sleep can enhance your health and athletic performance to an astonishing degree – in a safe, natural way.
People who get enough sleep can recover faster, gain more muscle, lose more fat and perform better. You could be going to the gym and eating like a champ, but if you aren’t sleeping well, you’re not optimizing results.
By Jake Lott
The weight, and reps you choose for your training can change depending on whether you are looking to improve hypertrophy, muscular endurance, one rep max, or multiple rep max. Head coach Ryan Humphries demonstrates the best choice for you based on the guidelines established by the NSCA. Functional exercises like deadlifts, squats, clean, and jerk translate to effective improvements in training for life.
Time Under Tension Getup: Video
Ryan Humphries, Co-Founder & Lead Coach
The TUTGU (Time Under Tension Get Up) was originally developed as a modification for shoulder and/or back issues, or for individuals who can't get all the way to the ground without using their hands. However, we found that it not only keeps the shoulders and back in a good position if done correctly, but it also allows the athlete to stay under tension with more load - getting better results for everyone who does it.
by Ryan Humphries, Co-Founder & Fitness Coach, Axistence Athletics
There's a lot of chatter in the nutrition world about inflammation - and ways to avoid it. The nutrition industry didn't do anyone any favors when they marketed stuff like margarine as a healthier, lower fat replacement for butter. First of all....
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