REGULAR PEOPLE
Lifestyle | Motivation | Weight Training

REGULAR PEOPLE

WHAT WE DO At Todd Smith Fitness we do something that just does not exist in the world of fitness. We train regular people in a safe fashion. We use exercises for their personal goals. We use the exercises that we actually do during our own workouts. We focus on basic biomechanics which will lead to safer…

GO HARD WHERE IT DOES NOT HURT
Motivation | Weight Training

GO HARD WHERE IT DOES NOT HURT

I consider myself an expert at injury prevention because I’ve witnessed or taken part in almost every mistake a person can make in the gym. The perception of systemic pain during exercising and after is often recognized as a necessary evil to get in great shape. For me, the first sign of this being wrong…

GETTING LEAN
Cardio Training | Diet & Nutrition | Lifestyle | Weight Training

GETTING LEAN

When you drop body fat you increase your metabolic rate.  Lower fat storage will alter the body’s release of insulin and the body will act like an insulator slowing down thermogenesis. Thus, the leaner your body becomes, the less your body produces insulin. We already know that dieting alone and just adding cardiovascular training to…

CARDIO VS. WEIGHT TRAINING
Cardio Training | Weight Training

CARDIO VS. WEIGHT TRAINING

It is important for me to stress the fact that I am a huge advocate of weight training vs. aerobic, but both work hand in hand when trying to lose weight.  One thing to recognize about aerobic training is that when you add it to a strict diet of severe calorie reduction, cardiovascular conditioning will…

MIND-MUSCLE CONNECTION
Motivation | Weight Training

MIND-MUSCLE CONNECTION

All muscles contract from nerve signals.  The stronger the nerve signal, the more powerful the muscular contraction. The brain must tell the muscles how hard to contract through the spinal cord.  This is where the saying, “mind over matter” comes from.  The mind-muscle connection is what separates beginners from more advanced weight trainers.   Thus, it…