How Often Should I Rest? Q&A September 25, 2015

Ryan: How many rest days should I take per week? Jason: Simply put, your recovery dictates your training. If you’re supporting your training through proper and adequate nutrition, productive sleep, minimizing stressors and keeping a keen eye on your body for warning signs…you can train as often as you’d like. Each person will ultimately hit a point…

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Best Warm Up to Perform Before Training – Max Fit Lab Q&A September 18, 2015

Dwane: I was wondering…what’s the best warm up to perform before training? Jason: A proper effective warmup should encompass both the mental and physical aspects of training. For the mental side, this could be as simple as sitting in your car listening to a couple songs that really get you going or spending 5 minutes walking briskly…

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Weight Selection for Pyramid Training – Q&A September 11 2015

Ryan: When doing a pyramid style or similar setup for reps (i.e. the leg extensions this month are reps of 20,15,12,10,8,20) should we be keeping the same weight for the variations of the reps or adjust heavier as reps lessen and lighter as the reps increase? Jason: Excellent question, Ryan. Simply put, adjust your load to fit…

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Training Intensity – Q&A September 4 2015

Steven: How does my training intensity effect my results? Jason: Intensity doesn’t solely change results on its own accord so much as it’s a variable to provide a new/different stimulus to the body. There are times for both high intensity AND lower intensity work. When I use this word, it’s generally with a few grains of salt.…

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Value of Protein? – Q&A September 4 2015

Jeff: What’s the importance of eating protein with every meal? Jason: This is a long list so I’m going to keep it short and limited to the most important factors. The amino acid pool in your body is like a sink with the tap running but no plug in it. To maintain its plasma levels of amino…

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