Energy Systems

  The 3 Metabolic Pathways When you move throughout the day you’re using certain energy systems. Below I give a brief explanation of the BIG 3 you will utilize depending on your activity level.  1.  ATP (phospho-creatine) Fast explosive, short term. Immediate use of energy. Utilizes creatine…

Longevity

Longevity, What does this word mean to you? For me I think of life and the pursuit of happiness, whatever that may be. As a huge Cubs fan I can say at first hand how hard it was to wait for this Championship to finally come home.…

Fat vs. Muscle

  Here is a visual example of what 5 lbs of fat to muscle looks like. Fat will have more to store around the body at 5lbs vs. muscle. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat at a more dense level. Muscle requires more energy, therefor you must…

Are you an OOMPA LOOMPA?

What is an OOMPA LOOMPA? We all know the cute and goofy characters from the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, right? They worked together in-sync singing and dancing, enjoying their work. You can’t put any judgement on them because they’re all the same. Similar height, color,…

TRX Split Squat

The TRX split squat is a highly advanced move. You must be able to perfect a stand alone split squat prior to advancing to the TRX. Individuals that show tight hip flexors, weak or inactive glute musculature will not be able to perform the move. Corrective training:…

portion control proteins

Portion Control Proteins

When considering how much protein an individual should consume we need to understand who the person is first. What is the goal of there nutritional balance? What is there current lifestyle? What is there current daily intake of protein, fiber, carbs, fat, sugar, ext. This picture shows…