Today I'm sharing some of my most popular fitness posts on GFF.
7 Common Fitness Misconceptions // If you're just getting into the fitness scene, it's easy to get caught up in the differing opinions that are plentiful on the internet. Unfortunately, not all of them are correct. In this post I highlight some of the biggest misconceptions that I see the most when it comes to fitness.
5 Reasons Why Warm Ups Are Important // I think we all know that warm ups are important, but it's easy to skip them when we're in a hurry or just want to get out workout done as fast as possible. I share some of my top reasons to make sure you get in your warm up before every single workout.
The Basics of Plyometrics // I've heard clients ask me all kinds of questions about plyos. They're a very popular type of exercise right now, and with the trend comes the misinformation. Check out this post to find out what I've learned about plyometrics in school.
Periodization: What Is It? // Any good personal trainer or coach will make sure that a client;s workouts are periodized. What is periodization? It's essentially planned results. It means having having a long term goal, and knowing how to break it down into smaller chunks, and finally into individual workouts. Check out this post for all the details on periodization.
The 5 Health Related Components of Fitness // If you start working out with a new trainer, they'll probably measure the 5 health related components of fitness during their first session with you in order to measure how you're progressing through the program. Read on for what the 5 components are.
5 Reasons Women Should Lift Weights // Thankfully I don't hear it as often anymore, for for awhile there was a rumor going around gyms everywhere that women will get bulky if they lift heavy. It's so frustrating because I know for a fact that that isn't the case. I've written about 5 reasons why women should venture into the weight room.
Home Gym Essentials // I know that a gym membership isn't always in people's budgets or schedules. In this post I've shared some of my favorite products that will allow you to get in a great workout with a minimal amount of equipment that you can use at home.
Gym Etiquette 101 // Gym can be intimidating places. I've been there too. With this post I'm hoping to share some of the “unwritten rules” of the gym to make walking through those doors a little less intimidating if you haven't spent a lot of time in the gym before. I promise it's not as scary as it seems!
Why You Should Keep A Training Log // Are you working towards a goal? Then I think it's super important to be keeping track of your workouts – everything from heart rate, weight, reps, sets, and even rest time. I lay out my reasoning for keeping track of all the details in a training log.
The 411 on Cool Downs and Why They're So Important // Just like with warm ups, it's easy to want to skip cool downs. You're tired from putting your all into your workout. You don't have time and you need to leave for work. However, I share my reasons for making sure you cool down after every single workout.
For more of my posts about fitness, check out my Fitness page.