Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-personal-training-reno-sore-muscles-e1524595430832 A Quick Test for Tight Hamstrings

A Quick Test for Tight Hamstrings

There is much discussion about what constitutes tight hamstrings. What most people don’t understand is that the anatomy of the hamstring means that a short muscle can sometimes be mistaken for one that is “tight.” This muscle fiber shortening can be the result of immobilization or lack of movement, and it’s evidenced in people who have […]

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The Role Posture Plays on your Physical Health

For many of us, posture is low on the list of things we regularly think about. That’s true up until our neck, shoulders, or low back start aching, and we suddenly realize that sitting slumped over the computer or on the couch isn’t doing us any favors. But there’s more to posture than meets the […]

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5 Benefits of Strong Cores for People of All Ages

A rippling core is often a sign of peak physical fitness. But the benefits of a strong core go far beyond mere aesthetics. Building strength and stability in our midsection is important for everyone – seniors included. Here are five benefits of strong cores for people of all ages. Defining the Core When we talk about […]

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4 Specific Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

By now, everyone knows that exercise is important. And that doesn’t change as we age. According to The American Academy of Family Physicians, almost all senior citizens would benefit from regular physical activity. It’s true that older bodies may need a little more time to recover and it’s important to choose appropriate forms of exercise, but […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV framework-personal-training-reno-exercise-during-recovery Is Walking Good Enough for Fitness?

Is Walking Good Enough for Fitness?

There are benefits to walking, whether you shoot for 10,000 steps a day or not. Unfortunately, if that’s all you’re doing, you aren’t strengthening your muscles or bones. As you get older, the importance of that oversight will become clear. Walking is important, but it’s not enough. The Minimum Experts recommend at least two sessions […]

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Does Your Personal Trainer Offer A Postural Analysis?

There are so many benefits to working with a personal trainer, and a postural analysis should be one of them. Unfortunately, not every personal trainer has the same experience, knowledge, and skill set, and not every trainer can offer a postural analysis. It’s a small test that reveals so much information to someone who understands […]

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Why a Personal Trainer is the Best Accountability Partner

Accountability is a buzz word in the world of fitness, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Accountability is what keeps you training, even when you don’t feel like it. It’s one of the simplest ways to reach your fitness goals faster, and it can take the form of a friend or a training partner. […]

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Here’s How Fitness Improves Mental Health

We regularly share information about current research and studies that link exercise to improved physical health. But fitness can be as effective as pharmaceuticals for mental health issues like depression, anxiety, stress, even ADHD and PTSD. Here’s how consistent exercise improves mental health. The Trickle-Down Effect While losing weight or fitting a certain physical ideal may be […]

Framework Personal Training - Reno, NV 51810_168161069890566_4911598_o What Seniors Should Look For In A Personal Trainer

What Seniors Should Look For In A Personal Trainer

The negative impact of inactivity, particularly for people over the age of 50, is well documented. Some 31 million American seniors qualify as inactive, which means their daily movement is only enough to satisfy basic tasks. This puts them at risk of serious health issues and a far greater likelihood of accidents and injuries, thanks to […]

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8 Benefits of Weight Lifting for Women

Many women default to cardio for fitness. And while cardiovascular exercise has its benefits, it’s only one piece of the puzzle. If your goal as a woman is weight loss and improved health, resistance training needs to be part of your routine. Here are eight benefits of weight lifting for women. You’ll Burn More Fat […]