New Year, New Me by Carmen Grange   So, it’s nearing the end of the first week in January and you’re already beginning to struggle with your New Year’s weight loss resolution, or maybe you’ve already quit, but don’t give up just yet.  There’s plenty of time left in the new year to get started […]

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  The 3 Most Intense Muscle Building Techniques! by Carmen Grange        There is no standard way to resistance train.  Some studies, trainers, coaches, etc. will tell you that you should start with core exercises.  These are the big power movements that require the incorporation of multiple muscle groups, like squats.  Others will […]

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How To Train For Power by Carmen Grange        I’ll start by saying that all workouts are not created equally, and what I mean by that is training for various sports and/or purposes requires a specific type of workout and exercises.  For example, the majority of people you see in your average, everyday […]

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Training for Endurance By Carmen Grange        Training for endurance is much different than training for muscular hypertrophy, strength, and power.  Endurance athletes have to structure their workouts differently in order to achieve the best possible results.  Not only is the training different, but the physiological adaptations to exercise are different, so too […]

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by Carmen Grange           Since the beginning of my pregnancy, I’ve received all sorts of comments regarding working out while pregnant.  Most of the comments have been positive with people saying things like “You’re an inspiration, even to women who aren’t pregnant” or “Your baby is going to come out doing push-ups” […]

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By Carmen Grange Using Periodization To Increase The Effectiveness Of One’s Workouts. Find out what periodization is and what you need to do to keep your workouts interesting and the results coming!   TOPIC: How Can Periodization Be Used To Increase The Effectiveness Of Your Workouts? Just about everyone has experienced a training plateau in the […]

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Quick Stats: Age: 24 Height: 5’ 1.5” Weight: 128 lbs   How did you get started with bodybuilding?   When I was 16, I started working as a lifeguard at a recreation center in my hometown. One of my coworkers was really into weight training and since I was starting to get bored with just dancing and running […]

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By Carmen Grange What are you training for? Did you know that various repetition ranges account for different kinds of strength gains? Are you training for strength, power, hypertrophy or endurance? These are important questions to ask yourself, especially if you’re a novice lifter. Going into your workout blind isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but […]

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