Strength Training'S ARCHIVE

  • Training for Speed

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Running, Strength Training | on October 14, 2018

    Do sprints really make you run faster? Let’s start at the beginning.  The body is made of of two basic types of muscles, slow twitch and fast twitch.  Slow twitch muscle fibers are more efficient at using oxygen to generate fuel for continuous, extended muscle contractions over a long time. They fire more slowly than […]

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  • This is Me!

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Running, Strength Training, Strong Mom | on September 30, 2018

    New years, new weeks, new fitness fads challenge us to overhaul our lives to be the person society has told us we should be.  New challenges are a good thing, but a total life overhaul all at once is not and here is why. You should make peace with who you are, then try to […]

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  • Exercise Induced Iron Deficiency

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Running, Strength Training | on October 25, 2015

    We all know that a healthy well balanced diet is important for athletic performance. As we increase our exercise we put stresses on our bodies that can lead to an increase in your daily nutritional needs. The one that most people have heard of is increasing carbohydrates when distance running aka “carbo-loading” or “carbing up.” […]

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  • Stretch -2 -3 -4

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strength Training, Strong Mom, Training | on October 18, 2015

    Should you stretch? Is stretching really good for you? If so, when and how should you do it? First, we should distinguish between two types of stretching: dynamic and static. Dynamic stretching consists of controlled leg and arm swings that take you (gently) to the limits of your range of motion. Static stretching means a […]

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  • Using The 80/20 Rule

    By Alexis Finniss Lizzie Merritt | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Strength Training | on April 20, 2015

    Using the 80/20 Rule Have you ever heard of the 80/20 diet? It breaks down to 80 percent of the time you focus on eating clean, good-for-you foods, and 20 percent of the time you have the freedom to indulge or cheat. So how does that apply to building muscle or getting cut? If you […]

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  • Why You Should Love Strength Training

    By Guest Blogger | In Strength Training, Strong Mom | on April 12, 2015

    Why You Should Love Strength Training Just take a second to quickly Google “why women should lift weights” and you’ll come up with loads of articles from fashion magazines to medical journals touting the benefits of muscles for women. Here’s the down and dirty on why lifting with weights or using resistance tubes is good […]

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  • Fall Newsletter

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strength Training, Strong Mom, Training | on October 10, 2014

    We survived the dog days of summer and “Dug Deep” to see what we could accomplish to kick off the Fall. The end of each challenge gives me a chance to reflect and really appreciate what an incredible group of women I get to interact with through this group. This challenge in particular has brought […]

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  • Summer Newsletter

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Running, Strength Training, Strong Mom | on July 1, 2014

    Newsletter Summer 2014   Time for a Little R&R As we head into the dog days of summer I wanted to talk about the importance of rest! Many common sports related injuries can be traced back to improper training. Rest, particularly between strength training sessions, is vital to muscle recovery and building strength. When strength […]

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  • Spring Newsletter 2014

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strength Training, Strong Mom | on May 9, 2014

    “Come to me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed.” – Jesus Calling                   Spring Newsletter   “Come to Me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed… Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year.” This quote along with the […]

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  • Down to the Core

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strength Training | on March 2, 2014

    Core Strength and Posture “Sit up straight,” “don’t slouch,” “don’t lean on your elbows at the table.” I can still hear my mom’s voice admonishing us to correct our posture while we were growing up. Why were these reminders so important? We were developing our core strength and proper muscle positioning starting way back as […]

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