How to Safely Get Started With Exercise – Part 1

Worried about hurting yourself, wasting your time or not doing exercise right? Here’s a fool-proof strategy for getting started with exercise (cardiovascular edition) in a safe and effective way.

Fluids, Hydration and Fitness

Alright, I’ve talked about protein and vegetables (they’re awesome!). I talked about fat and I talked about carbs too. One of which you have some minimum requirements but both will probably round out any person’s diet to some extent. Yes I don’t really care if you eat ‘high’ fat or ‘high’ carb because outside of protein both work for different …

Neuromuscular Training Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

Rating of Perceived Exertion or RPE/R.P.E. is commonly associated with endurance training. Typically in that context, it’s put on a Borg Scale. A scale of 6-20, with 6 being no exertion at all and 20 being maximal exertion. Like this:

A Guide to Resistance Training Weight Increases

Weight increases. It’s a question you’re bound to have if you ever take up weight lifting, strength training, or resistance training. Whatever you want to call it, they all (roughly) mean the same thing. How should you go about weight increases? By a percentage? By a specific number? Does it differ from exercise to exercise? Muscle group to muscle group? …

Effective or Stimulating Repetitions

Stimulating Repetitions

Why do people lift weights day after day but not make much progress by way of muscle development? Why is it so hard to build muscle using exclusively calisthenic training? Why do people who lift low repetitions but high loads seem to get stronger but not as big as people doing moderate load bodybuilding style training? Why doesn’t 2 sets …

Technical Failure vs Absolute Failure

This will be my first ‘behind-the-scenes’ share of video content clients have access to when they sign up for Fitnack. I filmed this because a lot of clients wanted more clarity on how to optimally resistance train and what I meant by ‘technical failure.’ It helps to first know what absolute failure is. Momentary Muscle Failure AKA: Absolute Failure. Is …

A Better Scientific Seven Minute Workout

I know…I know…what you’re thinking… You’re thinking 7 minutes isn’t enough to get the results I want to get! Well smarty pants… In my last post I proved you that you can get a result in as little as 7 minutes. Technically 6 minutes of actually working hard and 8 minutes total time committment but who’s counting? 🤫 It might …