Springs Here!

Time to get out of all that warm gym gear, and upgrade to Under Armour’s Heat Gear!

Stay cool!

Food Inc

I don’t know if you all saw the movie or not but Food Inc is a must see! I am all about awareness and trying to make the best decision possible. I learned a lot from it, and it was interesting to learn where our food comes from and why it is how it is….

If you haven’t seen it, give it a rent. If you want to buy it amazon.com is running a special until (3/18/10) at midnight, it is only $9.99 with a free download for immediate viewing through amazon.com.

CHECK IT OUT HERE

No More Crunches!!!

Why do we do crunches?  Does the “cost benefit-ratio” work?   Science tells us the answer is NO! For the past few years the fitness industry has been “up in arms” about whether or not to teach or train crunches anymore.  Being a Functional Trainer my answer is NO MORE CRUNCHES!  They are ineffective as a strengthening exercise and in fact could be damaging.

The “Core” (think abs, obliques, and lower back) was meant to work as a unit to transfer energy from your upper body to lower body and vise versa.   That being said, answer this question honestly…Do you sit more than half of the day?  I will be hard pressed to find anyone that said no to that question.  The fact is most of us sit more than 50% of the day and in that sitting position we all slouch putting pressure on the lower back.  Science tell us that repeated flexion of the lower back (like sitting all day and repeated crunches) is a great way to wear out the discs in your spine resulting in damage and pain in the lower back.

So you might wonder, what do I do to work my abs and core?  My answer is anything that asks your entire core to work together.  Things like planks, side planks, dead bugs, bridges, bird-dogs are all great exercises to are prove to work!  They all teach your ENTIRE midsection to work together, to be stronger, to reduce back pain, and to make us more efficient in all of our movements!

Any questions contact me

Enjoy the Videos!

Education Never Stops!!!

RFK Training will be attending the TRX Suspension Training certification course today (Sunday, March 7th).  For more information on the TRX visit www.fitnessanywhere.com or contact me

Check out Our Shop to purchase the TRX Suspension Training System!

Road Map to Success

How are you going to get your fitness where you want to go?  When you need your car fixed, you go to a mechanic… When you want to know if you’re sick you go to a doctor… How many of you want to get in shape?  Who are you seeing for that?  Who is your fitness expert?

RFK Training, is available for program design, you’re road map to looking and feeling better.  We specialize in Golf Fitness and Functional Training. Our philosophy is to be an industry leading source for physical and mental education.  We are based on the belief that our client’s needs are of the utmost importance, and we appreciate each and every client.

If you have any questions or know anyone that is looking for an expert…check out  www.rfktraining.com or contact me