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…

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…

February 21, 2019 R3 Coaching Team

Core training is a pivotal part of any training program, and can be beneficial to anybody no matter what their personal fitness goals may be.  Many of us know the importance of core training and make attempts to train it on a regular basis which is awesome, but the one thing I notice is the lack of variety.  I find many people stick to the basic planks, side planks, leg raises, and different variation of crunches.  While these are not necessarily bad exercises, after a while they will either become easy or very repetitive and boring.  Today I am going…

November 20, 2017 R3 Coaching Team

Core Training is all the rage in the fitness industry. Unfortunately there is so much information out there that its almost impossible to know what is true and what is a complete waste of time. Common Misconceptions about the Core  One of the biggest misconceptions about the core is that planks and sit ups will take care of everything and that is all you need. this couldn’t be farther from the truth.    

August 23, 2017 R3 Coaching Team

RESISTANCE TRAINING IS CRITICAL FOR WEIGHT LOSS The importance of resistance training. Resistance training is necessary for improving overall Fitness. After age 25 you begin losing muscle unless you are working to build it. Beginning at age 25 people lose muscle naturally every decade. If you aren’t building muscle you are most likely losing it. Without resistance training your muscles will atrophy. BENEFITS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING Build muscles which will burn more calories Stops muscle loss and helps begin the rebuilding process creates 25% more after burn than aerobic exercise prevents the skinny fat look makes you a better all-around…

August 23, 2017 R3 Coaching Team

  Why you need a personal trainer. Ever wonder why celebrities and other successful people use Fitness coaches and personal trainers to achieve their goals. The answer is simple because it works. THE FACTS Over 90% of those who start an exercise program will quit before their new routine becomes a habit, over 60% will give up after the first week.  The reason why many fail when trying to attain their fitness goals is because it requires changing your lifestyle and changing your lifestyle is hard. It takes time, determination, support, structure. If any of these key components are missing…