June 12, 2024 R3 Coaching Team

Pickleball is an exhilarating sport that blends the best of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, gaining immense popularity among people of all ages. However, with this surge in enthusiasm comes the rise of a common ailment among players: tennis elbow. Characterized by pain and tenderness around the elbow, this condition can severely impact your game and daily activities. Fear not, for there are several strategies to prevent and manage tennis elbow, allowing you to stay on top of your game. Understanding Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury affecting the tendons that join the forearm muscles on…

June 5, 2024 R3 Coaching Team

Pushups are a fundamental exercise that tests and builds upper body strength, engages the core, and can be performed virtually anywhere. However, many people struggle with performing pushups effectively. Whether you’re aiming to complete your first full pushup or looking to increase your repetitions, this guide by our R3 Fitness team will provide you with various techniques and exercises to help you master the pushup. The Importance of Upper Body Strength Upper body strength is crucial for daily activities, from lifting groceries to pushing open heavy doors. A strong upper body also supports good posture and reduces the risk of…

May 31, 2024 R3 Coaching Team

Vacations are a time to relax, explore new places, and enjoy some well-deserved rest. However, they can also be a challenge for those committed to their fitness goals. As an R3 fitness coach, I understand the importance of maintaining your workout routine, even while traveling. With a few smart strategies and a go-to workout plan, you can stay active and keep your fitness on track, no matter where you are. Plan Ahead One of the most effective ways to ensure you don’t skip workouts on vacation is to plan ahead. Before you leave, research your destination to find out what…

May 20, 2024 R3 Coaching Team

When it comes to choosing a fitness regimen, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. There is traditional weight lifting all the way to cardio-centric classes. Each style has its advocates and its benefits. However, functional strength training stands out from the rest. Its comprehensive approach enhances athletic performance and it also improves tasks in everyday life. In this blog, we’ll explore how functional strength training compares to other styles and discuss its unique benefits. What is Functional Strength Training? Functional strength training involves exercises that are designed to mimic and strengthen the movements you perform in everyday life….

May 9, 2024 R3 Coaching Team

Welcome back, fellow fitness enthusiasts! In our previous discussion, we delved into the indispensable role sleep plays in our overall well-being and fitness journey. Now that we’re enlightened about the profound impact of quality sleep, it’s time to explore actionable strategies to enhance our slumber and optimize our health. As your R3 Fitness Coach, I’m here to guide you through four effective methods to improve your sleep. Establish a Consistent Sleep Schedule: One of the most fundamental steps in improving sleep quality is maintaining a consistent sleep schedule. Our bodies thrive on routine, and a regular sleep-wake cycle helps synchronize…

July 30, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

We are back with the follow up blog on the very popular exercise, the deadlift! If you didn’t get a chance to read part 1 I will link it here, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to read that post before this one! Today I am going to go over a few different variations of the deadlift and why we use them with certain clients that we train at our gym. Now, after going over and understanding what a hip hinge is and how that is the movement pattern of a deadlift, this doesn’t mean everybody has the same…

April 17, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Alright so today I am going to dive into an exercise that gets a lot of mixed reviews depending on who you are talking to, and that is the deadlift! The deadlift is a very common exercise that you may or may not have heard of before, and I am going to start this 2 part series explaining the truth about what a deadlift is and why we use it. The deadlift is an exercise that uses one of the most fundamental movement patterns which is the hip hinge. What I mean by fundamental movement pattern is that it is…

April 2, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Sooooo you’re working with a fitness coach, huh? Congratulations on taking that step towards bettering yourself! Of all the investments in the world, you know that your body should be towards the top of that list. Here at R3 Fitness we are committed to using the most effective methods to optimize your time with us in pursuit of your fitness goals. But what about the rest of your time? As we all know there are 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week, which = 168 hours per week to schedule time to workout, (some of that…

February 27, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Knee valgus can be a common reason for annoying pain. Knee pain can be a big hindrance for the athlete or weekend warrior and is something that can be annoyingly common in the fitness world. One thing we tend to see at R3 Fitness is a knee valgus which is where the knees collapse inward towards the midline of the body, or “knock knees”. This collapse puts a strain on the alignment of the lower body and can cause a myriad of issues such as: meniscus tearing, ligament damage, arthritis and patellar knee tracking as well as causing a host…