Why the Barbell?

July 24, 2017By likeironfitness@gmail.comUncategorized

Today I want to discuss a few reasons why the barbell is the most effective strength training tool in the gym. Let’s first discuss the economy of the barbell. The barbell is very affordable! Even the best barbells are hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars more affordable than machines. Barbells also do not take up … Read More

Peaking for Performance

July 20, 2017By likeironfitness@gmail.comUncategorized

Today I want to discuss a topic that has been on my mind lately…peaking. I will discuss the process of peaking as it relates to powerlifting, but the concepts of peaking can be used universally. Let’s start by defining today’s terms… fitness, fatigue, and preparedness. Fitness is defined as the quality of being suitable to … Read More

Strength Training and the Elderly Population

July 19, 2017By likeironfitness@gmail.comUncategorized

Today I want to discuss why the elderly population can benefit from strength training. The main focus of today will be age related muscle loss and decrease in bone mineral density, quite often accompanied by loss of mobility and increased frailty. Let’s start by defining some terms. Sarcopenia, age related atrophy (atrophy meaning loss of … Read More

A Novice Approach to Strength Training

July 18, 2017By likeironfitness@gmail.comUncategorized

Last week we discussed progression for a well trained individual. Today, I want to discuss what approach to take for an untrained individual…a novice. As a personal trainer, and now a gym owner, untrained individuals make up the majority of the population that I deal with. How do you get someone who is completely untrained … Read More

A Scientific Way of Thinking

July 17, 2017By likeironfitness@gmail.comUncategorized

Today I want to talk about something related to the fitness industry, but that is also applicable to life. The topic I want to cover is the truth and how it relates to science. I want you guys to think about what I am about to say. Science is about uncovering the truth, it is … Read More