Personal Training Tips

How Modifications are Beneficial

Tricep Dip Modification

Tricep Dip Modification

Modifications can be made to almost all exercises! Modifications can be used to make an exercise easier, harder, or change the muscle groups being utilized. This means there is never an exercise that is too hard or easy for you to perform.

Check out below for a list of ways to make an exercise easier: 

  • Change the angle of your body  
  • Reduce the amount of reps
  • Drop the weight  
  • Reduce your range of motion  

Now here is a list of ways to make an exercise harder:  

  • Perform exercise on an unstable surface  
  • Add weight  
  • Add pulses or a static hold to each movement  
  • Slow down your movements or work one side at a time  

Our personal trainers at Live Fit will always provide a workout that is appropriate for your fitness level and goals. Stop by today to see the facilities!  

Stretches for Runners

Stretching before and after an outdoor run prevents injury

Stretching before and after an outdoor run prevents injury

It’s finally warming up in Kansas City which means we can finally get outside and run!  Make sure to spend some time stretching before and after your run to prevent any injuries.  Some great stretches for runners are:

  • Runners Lunge

  • Quad Stretch

  • Butterfly

  • Pigeon

  • Calf Stretch

As always, come into Live Fit to learn more about warming up and cooling down after an outdoor run.  

Benefits of Instability Training

Katie’s personal trainer added a foam roller to her single leg bridges to add some instability to her workout.  

Katie’s personal trainer added a foam roller to her single leg bridges to add some instability to her workout.  

Instability Training is a broad term that includes any type of exercise performed while unstable. This could include the use of props like a BOSU or TRX Bands, performing exercises while balancing on one leg or arm, or over loading one side of your body with weight to inhibit your balance.

Instability Training can benefit your workout in many different ways including; warming up your muscles, progressing an exercise, and increased muscle recruitment. There are hundreds of instability exercises but some of my favorite are listed below:

  • BOSU Squats

  • Luggage Squats

  • TRX Plank

  • Single Leg Squats

  • Bird Dog’s

To learn more about instability training come into Live Fit and talk with one of our Certified Personal Trainers. As always give us a call or fill out the form below to learn more about Live Fit.

American Heart Month at Live Fit

February is American Heart Month, let’s use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent the leading cause of death in the United States. Did you know the American Heart Association suggests 150 minutes of physical activity each week? Come into Live Fit and let one of our certified personal trainers help you reach those goals! 

Jumping rope is a great cardiovascular exercise. Also make sure to wear red during the month of February to raise awareness for heart disease prevention! 

Jumping rope is a great cardiovascular exercise. Also make sure to wear red during the month of February to raise awareness for heart disease prevention! 

Benefits of Working Out in a Private Personal Training Studio? Never Fight Over Weights Again!

What are the benefits of working out in a private personal training studio? Never fight over equipment!

What are the benefits of working out in a private personal training studio? Never fight over equipment!

Check out Brad’s drop set workout, he is performing 6 reps with each weight until the lightest weight where he goes until failure. To learn more about Brad’s workout or his certified personal trainer Drake come in for a FREE CONSULTATION today!

Benefits of Incline Bench Press

Your chest muscle (pectoralis major) is made up of two separate muscles: the lower (sternal) head, which is activiated during flat and decline bench, and the upper (clavicular) head, which is activated during incline bench.    If your goal is to add mass to the upper portion of your chest try adding incline bench to your workout!  

Your chest muscle (pectoralis major) is made up of two separate muscles: the lower (sternal) head, which is activiated during flat and decline bench, and the upper (clavicular) head, which is activated during incline bench.    If your goal is to add mass to the upper portion of your chest try adding incline bench to your workout!  

Live Fit would love to help you meet your fitness goals quickly and efficiently by creating a customized workout plan based on your goals. Come in today to find out all of the benefits of a certified personal trainer.