Work the Buddy System: A Total-Body Workout to do with Your Friend

Let’s face it, there are times (lots of times) where we’d rather do anything besides work out.  Throughout this past year, this issue was especially hard for me because, no longer a student-athlete, I did not have that accountability...

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(Don’t) Put Your Back Into It: How to Properly Lift a Weight

If you’ve ever suffered from a backache or injury you know one thing: you don’t realize how important your back is until it’s hurt.   Back problems are extremely common amongst Americans.  But, there are some ways to prevent them. Using...

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Working Out to Maximize Fat-Burn: Less Time, More Results

Ever heard of EPOC? Yeah, neither had I until I started taking graduate-level Exercise Science courses. Now that I’ve learned quite a bit about it, I just have to clear something up: EPOC is a beautiful thing. In fact,...

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Building the Perfect Protein Shake

We've all seen those big dudes at the gym walking around like the Incredible Hulk, poking their chests out, and staring at themselves in the mirror.  While some of them drive me absolutely insane (Can you please stop admiring...

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Food First, Supplements Second: Why Supplements Should Not be Your Primary Go-To

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have...

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Diabetes and Resistance Training

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes an increase in sugar (glucose) in the blood.  In type I diabetes the cells that create insulin from the pancreas are...

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Fitness Fads: Crossfit

  CrossFit  One of the most popular fitness fads right now is CrossFit, a high intensity strength and conditioning program that is extremely competitive.  They use plyometrics, Olympic lifts, and gymnastics in their workouts.   Routines vary, and you rarely repeat the...

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Improving Your Distance Running: Lift More than Just Your Feet

Wondering how you could cut down the time in your next half marathon? Try resistance training! Now we know what you might be thinking “well I can’t lift weights because it will just make my time slower!” The truth...

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Spartan Race Prep Diary- Week #2

Hey everyone! A little late on posting the Week #2 training blog (we had some technical difficulties) but here it is in all its' glory! Starting to feel stronger and see some progress, I won't give to much away...

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Spartan Race Prep Diary

Hello Everyone, I've started this weekly video blog that will highlight the training/prep leading up to a Spartan Race we will be running in on November 14th. It is also for anyone interested in training here at ENP in general,...

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