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Bill says strength training reversed his aging!

March 4th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

If you challenge Bill Mueller to do something, chances are he’ll take you up on it and stick with it. Fifteen years ago, a friend challenged him to come to Soo Bahk Do, a Korean Martial Art. He’s been doing it twice a week consistently ever since and has reached the third degree black belt […]

The Impact of Strength Training and Inflammation

February 21st, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Many of us have become aware of the negative effects of inflammation. It’s the reason why omega-3 fatty acid supplements have become popular in recent years. It’s one of the major reasons why we floss. It’s a big detriment of smoking. It’s the target of medications taken for arthritis, headaches, and menstrual pain. Inflammation is […]

Judy’s doctor recommended one thing for her back pain: Core strength

February 17th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Since she began slow-motion strength training, Judy Dennis (right), 70, has lost 20 pounds, her back pain has subsided and her stronger body allows her to enjoy playing golf twice week. The orthopedist’s advice to Judy Dennis was simple: “The one thing that will help you is strengthening your core.” He was talking about how […]

Meet Johanna Jacinto

February 4th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Meet Johanna Jacinto Personal Trainer at The Perfect Workout’s Menlo Park Studio Johanna’s approach with all her clients is a combination of being tough yet motivating and encouraging. “I like to push my clients beyond what they think they can do. To see the look of accomplishment and amazement on their face after doing what […]

Don Dropped 37 Pounds!

January 27th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

Don Reed is a common sense guy who knows what he wants and goes after it. He doesn’t have a lot of spare time, and at age 53, “didn’t want to go to a gym with a bunch of young muscle heads.” Like a lot of men his age, he also had a few pounds […]

Strength Training as a Sleep Aid

January 23rd, 2014 by Casey Hyland

By Matt Hedman, President of The Perfect Workout It’s no secret that struggles with sleep increase as we age. These issues come from a variety of causes: illnesses, side effects of medication, changes in circadian rhythm, increased sensitivity to light exposure, inactivity, and elevated nervous system activity, to name a few. While no one wants […]

The Influence of Somatypes

January 6th, 2014 by Casey Hyland

By Matt Hedman, President of The Perfect Workout I know a guy who eats whatever he wants and never gains a pound. His body looks similar and weighs about the same as it did in high school. At no time in his life has he ever been referred to as overweight, and he probably never […]

Separating “Exercise” and “Recreation”

October 11th, 2013 by Casey Hyland

I first read Ken Hutchins’ “Exercise vs. Recreation” article in 1996. I consider his ideas in this area to be some of the most important ideas in the history of exercise thought. They’ve certainly improved my quality of life significantly. And chances are you probably haven’t heard these ideas prior to reading this article. I […]