Framework Personal Training, like other Reno gyms and fitness centers, got the green light to open its doors late last week. And while we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our clients back to the gym — with new safety protocols in safe, of course — it’s worth easing in slowly. There are the pandemic […]
The idea of “elongating” your muscles is baked into certain fitness fads. It’s nonsense – no matter how many low-intensity reps you do, you can’t actually make your muscles any longer. Muscle length is predetermined by genetics, and related to where your muscles attach to your bones. But while elongating muscles may be impossible, increasing elasticity is […]
If you send any time researching poor exercise technique as a means of avoiding it, you’re likely to stumble across warnings of dangerous exercises or exercises to avoid if you’re over a certain age. Here at Framework Personal Training in Reno, we specialize in fitness over forty, and we know that these kinds of dire warnings […]
It’s easy enough to rationalize the importance of correct form when you’re pushing or pulling heavy weights in the gym. Obviously, you don’t want to hurt yourself. But you may be surprised to learn the real impact of bad exercise technique, which isn’t just a greater risk of injury. Understanding the Mechanics A body is in […]
We’re building off our two-part topic from last week – why it’s always a bad idea to consistently skip leg day, and why squats are your body’s best friend – with squat variations from Andrew. Read it. Learn it. Live it. The Back Squat Considered by many to be the king of all squats, the […]
Squats, lunges, curls – they’re all basic exercises and staples of many workout programs. But here’s a question. Are you sure you’re doing these exercises correctly? The truth is, as common as these exercises are, far too many people are actually doing them wrong. Andrew is back today with what not to do. Lat Pull […]
Before you began your last workout program at the gym you’ve been a member of for years, did you run through a quick postural analysis to figure out how your muscles and joints work together, identify imbalances, and use that information to choose the most effective and appropriate exercises and stretches for you and your […]
For as much discussion and debate as the topic of exercise technique gets – and how important it is in the big scheme of fitness, form and function – the answer is surprisingly simple. Let’s look at the mechanics.