Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting personal trainers can help when the scale does not budge

When the Scale Won’t Budge

In Short You might not be eating enough Your protein intake might be too low Exercise 5-7 hours/week for optimal fat loss Include strength training Leave steady state cardio behind Replace rice, potatoes, etc with non starchy vegetables You have been doing everything: You have exercised regularly. reduced your food intake and…. the damn scale…

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Personal Trainer Michael Anders running marathon

What I Learned From Quitting A Race

I am still processing this, I am probably still not quite right in the head (if I ever was). Today I ran the Myrtle Beach Marathon, or rather, I started, ran 20 miles and then quit at 20.36 miles. This blog post is as much for me as it is for you, since I am still…

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Functional Training at Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting

5 Steps To Reduce Back Pain and Knee Pain

In short: Foam Rolling glutes, hamstrings & back can reduce adhesions in your back Stretching is not all that it claims to be in regards to back pain Your patella is not tracking badly, your glutes are not doing their job.  Hip stabilization & functional movement can reduce your pain Don’t load up dysfunction Foam…

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Muscular man suffering with shoulder pain on black background

Rotator Cuff – Shoulder Health – What You Can Do

A shoulder impingement is one of the most common diagnoses that is out there. It often means that we don’t know what is really going on. Diagnosing it is very tricky, and even an MRI often does not show the whole story. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis.…

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