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Publish on October 2, 2017 on
Don't Be Dense on Bone Density - Read This!
Did you know isometric training slows the reduction of bone density of the femur during period of immobilization caused by injury? Better yet, it is also shown to accelerate bone growth by upwards of 16% per year for individuals living with osteopenia and osteoporosis.  In a recent study...
Publish on October 2, 2017 on
Top 5 Fitness Fallacies: Women and Weight
Read the Top Five Fitness Fallacies Facing Women and Weight Training.  Heavy weight training will make you bulky: Nope, and definitely not overnight. It takes years of high volume training (lots of reps and sets) dedicated to gaining size and plenty of extra calories to gain a lot of muscle...
Publish on October 2, 2017 on Weight Loss
3 Huge Mistakes People Make When Trying To Lose Weight
In my own exercise journey I have tried countless programs from running to yoga to try and help lose weight and better control my health. I have found that weight training is the best tool to help me reach the body and health I’ve always wanted. Here are the three biggest mistakes I made in my...
Publish on September 13, 2017 on muscle activation t
4 Ways to Restore Muscle Function and Decrease Pain...
This is another great guest post by Glen "The Cerebral Assassin" Owen. Read on for 4 effective and simple ways to help reduce muscle-related pain by restoring muscle function. Optimal muscle function is crucial to your overall...
Publish on September 13, 2017 on fitness
Three Reasons Why I don’t stretch Before Workouts
I am grateful for this guest blog by Striation 6 Silver Level Personal Trainer, Nick Bissett. You may have heard me advise clients to NOT stretch - both at all, and especially not before workouts. There are good reasons for this, backed by science. Here, Nick outlines three for you. Please read...
Publish on September 13, 2017 on
6 Great Reasons to Work at Striation 6
We are always looking for great people to work at Striation 6. With the exception of some administrative positions, we do not mandate that we be your exclusive employer. It is our goal, however, that once you join our team you do not...
Publish on December 28, 2016 on
Knowledge and Confidence, Not Time and Money
Most people fail at exercise. Only a small percentage of people even undertake to exercise at all, let alone succeed in accomplishing their exercise-related goals. I do not mean to be a downer here. These are facts. When I ask new clients about past exercise failures, the same two reasons tend...
Publish on December 2, 2016 on
Maybe You Aren't Over Training, Maybe You're Under Recovering
Do you ever find yourself excessively tired after exercise? People often assume that this is the result of overtraining - essentially, too much exercise. While this may be the case, the jury is still out on whether or not "overtraining" is a valid thing. In the meantime, have you considered that...
Publish on November 22, 2016 on Exercise Tips
Is Cognitive Bias Killing Your Exercise Progress?
What is a cognitive bias? “A cognitive bias refers to a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion. Individuals create their own "subjective social reality" from their perception...
Publish on October 18, 2016 on
The Problem With Faking It
"Fake it 'til you make it" is incredibly attractive when you first try it on. It can even be effective; it can take you to a place where you actually become an effective person in a daunting environment.  In the exercise profession, it can set you up for success: You have back pain? I can...