I am certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M) as well as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (N.S.C.A), and obtained a certification in Cross Circuit Training. I use a model of training to regulate the intensity up or down depending on the needs of any committed individual, regardless of experience.
It literally focuses on maximizing physical competence in each of ten known fitness components:
Within my 30 years of training I have learned many different aspects of training, and combined them to promote health and fitness. The outcome of this led to many of my clients becoming more fit and athletic than ever before. My experience has taught me that within every strict training regimen, and within every strict training routine contains within itself a deficiency. If you only work your weight training at low reps you won’t develop the localized muscular endurance that you might have otherwise. If you work high reps exclusively you won’t build the same strength or power that you would have at low rep. There are advantages and disadvantages to working out slowly, quickly, high weight, low weight, “cardio” before, cardio after, etc.
As a team, the fitness we will be pursuing, every parameter within our control needs to be modulated to broaden the stimulus as much as possible. Your body will only respond to an unfamiliar stressor, routine is the enemy of progress and broad adaptation. We will not commit to high reps, or low reps, or long rests, or short rests, but instead strive for variance.
A favorite of mine is is to blend elements of gymnastics and weight resistance training in pairs that combine to a dramatic metabolic challenge. An example would be to perform weighted squats followed immediately by a set of pull-ups repeated three to five times.
On other occasions we’ll take five or six elements balanced between weightlifting, metabolic conditioning, and gymnastics and combine them in a single circuit that we blow through three times without a break.
For as long as we train we will follow training programs like this to see and feel the results you would expect when working with a trainer.
In the world of fitness, the public has been led to believe that a series of isolation exercises and extended aerobic sessions will result in having great fitness. This is a huge misconception.
We work exclusively with compound exercises (multi-joint movements that work several muscles or muscle groups at one time) and quick, high amplitude cardiovascular sets.
Fitness professionals today have substituted each isolation movement for a compound movement. Instead of hip extensions we do lunges.
I do this because it is proven scientific fact that compound exercises and high intensity exercises, which elicit anaerobic cardio, are both drastically more effective at getting the results you want.
Athletes have greater bone density, stronger immune systems, less coronary heart disease, reduced cancer risk, fewer strokes, and lower incidence of depression than non-athletes.