It’s my first few weeks back to the ‘real’ gym (yes I own a gym and have a gym membership elsewhere 😂) and man does it feel good to get a little time out for myself where I can plug in my headphones and do my thing. The thing that inspired me to get on stage and eventually inspire others by helping them reach their own goals by opening Emerge. As a fitness professional it is hard for me to not notice others in the gym and what they are doing— I mean that in a completely non judgmental way but rather in a want to help and spread education to prevent injury and help people get the most out of their workouts! I’m not the type of trainer to go and give unsolicited advice but I do love when people stop and ask me questions when they see me working out. With that being said there are two main things I see that inhibit the full benefit of the particular excersice being performed.
#1: Not enough sets/reps. To properly break down the muscle aim for 3-4 sets of 10-15 repetitions for each exercise. Skipping from machine to machine doing one set won’t properly break down the muscle tissues to be able to recover and build lean muscle.
#2: Full extension/squeeze. One of the best examples of this is tricep extension. The photo on the left is not completing the movement to full range. This shortens the muscle and doesn’t activate the tricep efficiently. The photo on the right shows full range with pause and squeeze at the bottom. This principle can also be applied to most back exercises as well. Make sure to really reach with a slow and controlled movement and squeeze. Don’t short yourself full benefits and ultimately results. I am currently taking a limited amount of new clients- PM me for details! #emergefitness #everettpersonaltrainer #fitness #fitmom #properform #muscle #fitgirls #fitfam #bodybuilding