Fitness & Nutrition Guides

Brain Gains & Exercise Education

Fitstra Guides are education focused, research based fitness articles that dive into the science behind major exercise/nutrition topics and are written to be easily understood – you don’t need a STEM degree to follow along. The posts below explore the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind the all Fitstra programming and provide you with the tools to design your own exercise routines. Think of my site as an ebook – these Guides are the chapters and the Programs are fully developed examples of the exercise concepts that you can follow or just use as starting points to build/tweak your own workouts.

As a personal trainer, I enjoy coaching form and movement mechanics, but teaching larger exercise science concepts is what really interests me. Guides allow me to transition from instructor to educator and cover a bit of the science involved in fitness. Teaching others also requires me to stay on top of my own education by keeping an open mind and learning from whoever and whatever I can. 

Use these guides and the recommendations in them to steer you in the right direction for your own programming, but know that there’s more than one way to reach any exercise goal. Experiment by manipulating different variables. Find out what works best for you. Share what you discover. Have fun.

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