Flexin’: Part 2, Muscle Anatomy

In my last post that began this series on muscles, I introduced the concept–and definition–of training. In this post, I introduce the anatomy of the muscles. Muscles are soft tissue found in animals and come in three varieties: skeletal, the voluntary muscles used to affect movement of the body; smooth, involuntary muscles found in organs; […]

Flexin’: Part 1, The Intro

I have sad news to report: I lost my trainer. Yes, my trainer of 5 years moved back to Toronto for life and love and I can’t blame her. I wish her the best, since she has opened my world and helped me become stronger–both emotionally and physically. In light of these changing circumstances, I’ve […]

Principles of Physical Fitness

Depending on which fitness expert you talk to, there is anywhere from 6-10 principles of fitness. The Ten Principles of Physical Fitness Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process and deliver oxygen. Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store and utilize energy. Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of […]

Success is a Journey

This week has been marked by my re-commitment to the gym. I’m back, baby. What does this mean? Well, I’ve been lackadaisical with my workouts since the beginning of February and I’m tired of  half-assing my commitment level–it’s either piss or get off the pot, so to speak. Even I need my own motivation to […]