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Free Weights vs. Machines: Which is Better for You?

Andres Vargas   
Jul 17

  Walk into the gym these days and you’ll quickly notice they are filled with tons of training equipment. So much so that it can be almost overwhelming to know what to do when you’re there. Depending on who you talk to, each piece of equipment has a varying level

Is Stretching Actually Helpful?

Andres Vargas   
Jul 05

  We have all heard the advice that is best to stretch before you exercise. They say it helps you limber up and perform better during exercise. And every time someone pulls a hamstring while doing something athletic, the “experts” will say that they should have stretched more. There is

Best Ways to Calculate Your Training Load

Andres Vargas   
Jun 27

When you first start lifting weights you enjoy a seemingly never ending run of gains. Even when your training is suboptimal, you manage to increase strength and muscle mass pretty quickly during those first few months. Unfortunately, those newbie gains don’t last forever. Eventually you have to get smarter with

The Difference Between Health and Performance

Andres Vargas   
Jun 22

Whether it be losing weight, gaining muscle, or just living an active lifestyle we all start off on our fitness journey with some sort of main goal. Early on, our decisions are mostly geared towards improving our health. Gaining muscle and losing fat makes us healthier and being active in

Beginners Guide to Tracking Your Food Intake

Andres Vargas   
Jun 15

The number of people who are concerned about their health has grown tremendously in recent years. We all want to know how to live longer and feel better. For a lot of people, those goals usually involve losing a few unwanted pounds. While many enjoy weight loss success through simple