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…

July 19, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Bench pressing can get boring so here are some new variations of chest pressing to spice up your workout! Chest pressing can get very boring with the typical bench press, whether it be a flat, incline and decline and all sorts of inclines in between. The weekly grind for chest gains can get dull and routine, and if you hit that plateau it can get very frustrating as well. Here at R3 Fitness, there are several exercises we like to use to blast those pectorals in different ways to keep exercise fresh and challenge yourself in your path towards sculpting…

May 28, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Hey Everyone! Coach Tyler here letting you all know why it is important not to follow the same workout routine for long periods of time. A lot of people get stuck in the habit of finding a workout routine that works for them and then sticking with that plan for months at a time without switching up the way that they train. Although I am a huge fan of consistency and solidifying form on movements, there are many downfalls to staying in the same routine, and many upsides to switching it up. The main reason behind why switching up the…

May 13, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Hi everyone, coach Patrick here with the top 17 reasons to exercise that do not have anything to do with weight loss. I know summer is right around the corner and most of you have exciting places to go and things to do. But wait! Don’t forget about your workout. Again! Lots of people fall off the exercise wagon during summer months due to vacations, taking care of kids home for the summer months, and other warm weather distractions. I get it, I really do, but what about all the amazing perks that you’re missing out on? Just in case…

May 5, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Figuring out a workout doesn’t have to be tough when you’re short on equipment and time or running around on the fly. Being on the run for work or vacation doesn’t mean you have to stop your commitment to working out and staying in shape. You may not have the cable machines or dumbbells to have a savage workout that you’re used too, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t produce a top notch workout that actually works! Here are some exercises you can perform with little to no equipment at all. Walking Lunges (or stationary for the knee pain…

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…

March 18, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

When it comes to strength training, there has been a long running debate on the topic of total body workouts versus body part splits. Here at R3 fitness, we are huge fans of total body workouts and strongly believe they are the most efficient and useful for our clients success. But before we dive into why total body workouts are superior, lets learn about the difference. Body Part Splits This method of training involves working a separate muscle group each day over the course of the week. A common split would look something like this: Monday – Chest  and triceps…