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If you want to alter your body composition and reshape your body, strength training is essential to your overall health and wellness goals, period. The goal of resistance training is to gradually and progressively overload the muscles so they get stronger.  Why is strength so important?  It is hands-down the best way to lose body fat and increase your resting metabolism (the rate at which your body burns fat).  We continually remind our clients that one pound of muscle burns roughly 50 calories per day at REST while one pound of

Lower back spasms and strains are common injuries that can occur at any time. You may not be able to stand up straight or sit down properly due to discomfort after throwing your back out. Below are 7 tips to help prevent back pain and also aid in your recovery after an injury. Please keep in mind if you are experiencing severe back pain, it may require more, such as seeing a specialist (orthopedic doctor or chiropractor). 1. Ice It Most of you already know this, but it’s worth repeating. Icing works wonders