Strength Training for Rider Fitness Hi, I’m Laura Crump Anderson. And I’m an Equestrian Fitness Specialist with InForm Fitness. My name’s Cameron Rouse and I’m an Equestrian Fitness Specialist here at InForm Fitness. We started a strength training program targeted toward an equestrian because both Cam and I are equestrians. We have been through the… Read more »
Failure Is The Only Option Failure. This one little word generally has a negative connotation attached to it, yet in the world of exercise, strength training ‘to (muscle) failure’ is the goal. Training to failure means the trainee loads the muscles through a pain free range of motion to the point of absolute muscular exhaustion,… Read more »
Muscle: The Fountain of Youth The true, universal value of exercise boils down to only one thing – your quality of life. Our functional ability and stamina depend on our physical strength – the more we have, the more we can do, and the better we will age (and the more fun we will have… Read more »
Adam’s Serendipitous Career in Exercise “I’ve made the mistake of not thinking for myself in a way, just following a strict protocol. Now, I still believe in the principles of lifting weights slowly and safely and there has to be a certain level of intensity, but that’s where the rules end.” Adam Zickerman, owner of… Read more »
Put Your Oxygen Mask Back On! “What About Me?” is my summertime inner-self mantra! But rather than speak for anyone else (although surely many empathize), I will reflect on my own experiences. Summer is coming to a close – that’s a Season, not a three-month vacation. I realize now, the grass always appears greener, irrespective… Read more »
Controlling Your Quality Of Life The true, universal value of exercise boils down to only one thing – your quality of life. Despite tragedies out of our control, genetic dispositions both physical and metabolic, and our society’s shared struggle to prioritize exercise above the myriad seemingly more pressing responsibilities, heedlessly trust that deprioritizing concentrated physical… Read more »
In our latest Podcast, Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers welcome Laura Crump Anderson, InForm’s Equestrian Fitness Specialist, to discuss the importance of being your strongest and fittest for your athletic sport. Whatever your sport may be, all athletes need to train smart if they want to stay in the game! Specific to this Podcast, however,… Read more »
Laura Crump Anderson is an Equestrian Fitness Specialist at InForm Fitness Leesburg. She is certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine and specializes in working with riders of all ages and disciplines. Read more of her EN fitness columns here. The reclined half pass for the obliques is an… Read more »
FEED YOUR GUT We’ve heard a lot about gut health lately, and with good reason. Good gut health translates to a strong immune system, a balanced metabolism, the effective breakdown and assimilation of our food, and, according to recent studies, good brain health as well. But good gut health is wholly dependent on the maintenance… Read more »
BACK TO BASICS We are what we eat, right? We’ve all heard the saying, but the statement is true. Just think about it. Everything that we ingest gets absorbed into our bloodstream and serves as the basis for nourishing our cells, building our tissues, boosting our immune system, and maintaining a healthy metabolism. So, it… Read more »
InForm Fitness Has A Podcast? In contemplating the relative success of the InForm Fitness Podcast – 20 Minutes with Adam Zickerman & Friends – I was struck by both the daring of it and its underlying commitment to InForm’s Vision, Mission and Core Values. InForm Fitness took on the podcast project, considering how it aligned… Read more »
As you know, the InForm Fitness Team is certainly passionate about high-intensity strength training and helping our Clients reach their peak physical condition. Yet, we never lose sight of the critical role excellent nutrition plays – without it, achieving our goals is impossible. But what is excellent nutrition? I can’t count the times people have… Read more »
In this so called scientific age, the 40-year old debate still rages: is it free weights or exercise machines that deliver the best results? Proponents in the free-weight camp often contend, ‘Machines are inefficient —targeting only one or two muscle groups at a time’ or ‘Only free weights can improve coordination by working stabilizer muscles.’… Read more »
Just recently I lost several days of my active life to back spasms. Back spasms are sudden involuntary contractions of any muscle in your back. Spasms are caused by either a weakness or injury to the muscles, tendons or ligaments. Not everyone experiences back spasms, but almost everyone’s back gets more vulnerable with age. My… Read more »
Many of you have asked for a little something extra, so we have come up with a program that fits the bill. At InForm Fitness, we strive to serve your needs, while honoring our ‘once‐a‐week is all you need’ workout. We want to focus on strengthening the spine and core without sacrificing the compound movements… Read more »
WILL WOMEN BULK UP FROM WEIGHT TRAINING The number of women clients who express their fear of “bulking up” from doing strength training with me grows every day. I rarely come across a woman who wants to build a lot of muscle, almost all the people who train with me want to ‘tone up’ and… Read more »
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Should women exercise while pregnant? A recent story in the news brought up this frequently asked question.
With countless myths and old wives tales running through every family and community circle, expectant mothers are bombarded with advice.