Strength vs Hypertrophy vs Endurance

When designing a workout program for lifting it is important to decide what your goal is: to get stronger, increase muscle size (hypertrophy), or improve endurance and subsequently design a program that is effective in achieving that goal. When training for strength the main goal of the workout program should be to increase the overall…

The Efficacy of Cupping Therapy

Physical fitness professions, just like most other occupations, have their trendy new technologies and fads that take the field by storm. Right now in physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, and fitness; cupping therapy is one of these new trendy modalities. Cupping therapy is an old traditional Chinese medicine treatment. In the 2016 Olympic games in Rio,…

What’s the evidence: Creatine

Creatine is actually formed endogenously in the body by the liver, kidney, and pancreas. It is used as energy for the muscles. Creatine can be found in food such as meat, fish, and eggs. People who eat mostly plant-based diets may have reduced stores of creatine in their bodies. Creatine is often used as an…

What’s the evidence: Pre- Workout

Ergogenic aids are always a hot topic in the world of fitness. Ergogenic aids are substances that are taken in order to improve performance. When I began training I can remember being so confused. I would order multiple different types of supplements that I believed were going to change my life and then never take…

H.I.I.T. the Ground Running

What is H.I.I.T.? H.I.I.T stands for high-intensity interval training, which is a method of improving cardiovascular fitness that has quickly gained popularity due to its many health benefits. It usually involves a period of high-intensity work followed by one of a lower intensity interval, allowing the body time to buffer lactic acid in order prepare…