1. Exercise of the Week: Box Jump

    This week's exercise is going to be an explosive lower body movement focusing on strength and power. Box jumps are a great way to increase explosiveness, power, and overall strength while recruiting every muscle fiber type as long as you challenge yourself. We are going to go over the basic box jump…Read More

  2. What keeps me working out…

    Consistency is one of the most important and hardest aspects of following a program to reach a goal. As a trainer, we spend most of the day inside of a gym training clients. It can be hard for us to find motivation to go to the gym afterwords everyday and train hard. As I have many thing in my life…Read More

  3. Precision Protein Pancakes

    Precision Protein Pancakes! Check out my delicious Sunday morning ritual! - UNCC Intern What you need: Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk and Honey Flapjack and Waffle mix Liquid egg whites or whole eggs Coconut oil Spray Fresh ground almond butter Honey or sugar free syrup 1. Measure 3 servings of Kodiak Panc…Read More

  4. 5 Reasons to Sprint!

    5 Reasons to Sprint1) It can reduce body fat accumulation.                Sprinting  causes a huge metabolic disturbance and can be a extremely helpful in losing fat stores.  Sprinting greatly increases EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), which absorbs calories for hours…Read More

  5. Exercise of the week: Horizontal Row

    3 variations that we are going to be looking at are the Band/Cable row, Inverted row, and the Bent over bar row. Horizontal rows are an excellent exercise to train the upper body’s posterior muscles such as Rhomboids, Latissimus, mid and lower Trapezius. Band / Cable Row Start with feet shoulder …Read More

  6. Finding your Motivation

    From 2014 UNCC Intern Taylor Shive            Everyone knows that it is much more difficult to get back into a workout routine than it is to fall out of one.  We start making excuses as to why we can’t go to the gym and before you know it, you have fallen out of your workout routine for mo…Read More

  7. Friday’s Recipe of the Week!

    Every Friday were going to post a recipe or a dish that we have made recently, or caught our attention to try it.  We want to encourage you to think outside your cooking box with these recipes and try different things.  It could be adding spices you have never tried, a different cooking technique …Read More

  8. 5 Reasons to Lift Heavy Weights

    Today I want to kick off a series called “5 Reasons to…” which is going to outline 5 reasons why you should or should not be doing something in your current training, nutrition, or lifestyle plan. That brings me to the topic of today’s post, 5 Reasons to Lift Heavy Weights. First let me defi…Read More

  9. Exercise of the week: Deadlift These are 4 variations of the Deadlift, ranging from beginner to advance. Here are 3 reasons why the deadlift is a great exercise. Trains the hip hinge. Which is fundamental movement pattern for any body. Teaches someone to move properly from hips and not spine.  From…Read More