Category: Fitness Geek

Are Wall Balls Harder For Short People?

Are wall balls harder for short people?  If you do any of today’s popular high-intensity exercise programs you are used to doing a wide range of workouts and movements.  And you’ve probably noticed that some of these exercises favor shorter people.  Chief among those would be pull-ups, burpees, cleans, and muscle-ups which are all easier […]

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Fixing Fascia – An Interview With Scott Dolly

Fascia and Interstitium:  An Expert’s Perspective We are proud to bring you this interview about the fascia with Scott Dolly MS, ATC, CSCS.  Scott is the owner of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation in Winchester, VA.  He has a Masters Degree in Athletic Training and practices movement analysis, manual therapy and functional fitness training.   The […]

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Man Doing Front Squat. Why do gains slow down after you have been working out for a while?

Neurologic Adaptations to Strength Training

Why do you get so strong so quickly when you start working out? Why do your gains slow down so much after you exercise for a while?  Why are PR’s so easy when you start lifting and so hard later?  This weeks post is all about answering these fundamental questions.  As a gym owner or […]

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Muscle Memory and Weight Lifting

Is Muscle Memory Real? So it turns out that muscle memory really is a thing! This bit of lingo has been thrown around for a long time.  Muscle memory is usually used to reference the learning process your body goes through when you practice athletic activities.   Of course, not everyone believed it to be a […]

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The Importance of Intensity

How To Stop the Stall, and Hit PR’s. One of the biggest reasons people stop working out is because they get frustrated.  They go out every day and spend an hour exercising but never seem to make any progress.  Why would you waste all that time if you don’t see any results?  The point of […]

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What is The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps?

What is The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps? Muscle cramps sideline many athletes. It’s common to see even professional athletes carried off the field because of cramps.  Of course, all of us “regular” fitness folks get the joy of experiencing them as well.  Everybody hates cramps and most people have some home remedy to prevent […]

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Which is Better: High Weight or High Reps?

High Weight or High Reps, Which is Better? This is a question from a reader and one that coaches hear frequently.  High Weight vs. High Reps – both workouts have their place.  Most people think that high weight workouts will increase muscle size, and high rep workouts will lead to a thin, toned look.  And a […]

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Use It or Lose It: Exercise After 60

Getting Older Without Getting Old Picture two 75-year-old individuals.  One lives in their own home, works a part-time job at a hardware store and enjoys tossing a ball for their golden retriever.  They love spending time with their grandkids and are easily able to get up and down from the floor to play with them.  […]

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Are Pull-Ups Harder for Tall People?

Are Pull-ups Harder for Tall People? Are pull-ups ACTUALLY harder for tall people?  That would be the better question. Every tall person says that pull-ups are harder for them than for short people. Most tall people you know have probably been terrible at pull-ups.  You certainly don’t see many tall gymnasts at the Olympics, right? […]

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