Mike received his B.S. in Exercise Science from USC and his Masters in Exercise Physiology and Sport Performance at ETSU while studying under the head of sport biomechanics for the Olympic training site at ETSU.
Big on The Basics: Building Your Bench Press One Rep At a Time The bench press is ubiquitous in the world of fitness. If you walk into any gym, anywhere in the world, you’ll see one of three things: Endless sets of curls in front of the mirror Multiple rows of treadmills with people pounding…
Personal Trainer Education: Top 10 Mistakes New Trainers Make This is it. You’ve graduated and made it to the real world. Time to move beyond the textbooks, and put your skills into action. But, despite many new trainers’ enthusiasm, there are still a number of challenges that you will encounter in…
Alcohol: The Real Reason You Can’t Sleep If you know someone with sleep problems, they may tell you that their “sleep solution” is an occasional alcoholic drink before bed. However, research continually shows that using alcohol for sleep issues is a very slippery slope. If you dig deep enough, you’ll find that alcohol is often…
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably fallen into the pattern of setting new goals in January that die by March. For many, this never-ending cycle occurs year after year, but in the end, nothing really changes. Read 3 tips to help you break this cycle.fbig
Do you have questions about some of the finer points about protein intake, such as can you consume too much protein or do you need more or less protein when bulking. If so, this is the article for you. We answer those questions and more!
Each year, we’re met with the same struggles when it comes to getting healthy and finally building the body we want. But what if the answer doesn’t lie in food, fitness, and numbers? What if the solution to our New Year’s resolutions is actually something that was within yourself all along?
For strength training and weight loss, protein is the powdered equivalent of gold, often pitched as a magic bullet. But it’s important to remember that not all protein is created equal. Lifters should understand the science behind protein to maximize their body composition and performance.
As the popular lyrics go, “Mo Money, Mo More,” but perhaps it should be, “Mo Muscle, Less Problems.” Muscle fixes many things in life, but building it takes time – exponentially more time than losing fat. These 10 commandments help set the foundation for building muscle.
Muscle takes years to build, yet seemingly months to lose. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you may be left endlessly spinning your wheels. Focus Personal Training Institute’s 10 foundational commandments will ensure that you keep your hard-earned muscle for many years to come.
If you’re like most people, the quarantine has hit hard. Gyms are closed, and most are stuck at home. With a new routine comes new challenges and unanswered questions about staying healthy. This article walks you through the process so that you can stay on track even without a gym!