Fitness Insights

What’s changed since Power of 10?

What’s changed since Power of 10?

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!

PUT YOUR OXYGEN MASK BACK ON

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 »

EXERCISE TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT

EXERCISE TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT

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 »

Get Stronger for Your Sport in Record Time

HorsingAround

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 »

Horsing Around: The Reclined Half Pass For Your Obliques

Laura’s Exercise of the Month: Reclined Half Pass for Your Obliques

 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

FEED YOUR GUT

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

Back to Basics

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 Podcast Recap

InForm Fitness Podcast Recap

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 »

Bone Broth: Miracle Food?

InForm Fitness Bone Broth

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 »

Free Weights Vs Machines

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 »

Back Spasms from Exercise

Man holds pain in the left side of his back during spasm.

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 »

Introducing The New Power of 10 Spine & Core Workout

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

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 »

My Twist On Stretching

Studies suggest stretching does not improve performance, prevent injury or
reduce soreness.

The Perfect Workout

There is no perfect workout. But if there was, it would look a lot like the Power of 10 Method.

I COULD’VE BEEN A CONTENDER

Once in a while my wife and I watch movies together at home. We love movies that entertain us and provide some respite from life. Occasionally, I relate to a main character or they might strike a chord. One recent evening as my wife and I were watching The Contender, a 2000 movie with Joan… Read more »