How to Workout your Quads

Written by: Elsie Velazquez, cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (CLE, Ohio) Although you may think that the quadriceps (also known as “the quads”) muscle is one muscle, it is actually a group of four muscles located in the front of the thigh. These four separate muscles are: vastus lateralis – this muscle is located in the outer portion of your thigh and is the largest of the … [Read more...]

Can you have too much Protein?!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) In recent years, high protein diets such as the Adkins Diet, Zone Diet, and Keto Diet have become very popular.  These diets are very popular and are known for helping you to reduce fat, lose weight, and develop/maintain muscle. Protein is an essential part of a healthy diet. It helps to build and … [Read more...]

How to be Heart Healthy!

Written By: Elsie Velazquez cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (CLE, Ohio) If you stop for a minute to think about all that your heart does on for you a daily basis, you will understand why it is important to take care of it.  Your heart is one of the main muscles to keep the body alive. It pumps blood all around your body.  Obviously, this is very important because it pumps blood … [Read more...]

The Importance of SUN!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness Vitamin D, also referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”, is produced by the body when exposed to sun.  It can also be consumed in food or supplements.  Despite its name, vitamin D is actually considered a pro-hormone.  Vitamins cannot be created by the body and must be taken in through food or other forms.  Vitamin D, … [Read more...]

Workout Mix-up!

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Warm temps and sunny days are finally here!  If you are tired of working out indoors or you are simply bored with your current routine, consider taking your workout outdoors.  More specifically, head to the nearest track for a fun but challenging workout.  Heading to a track for all-out bleacher runs is … [Read more...]

ROMANIAN DEADLIFT (AKA “RDL”)

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) The Romanian deadlift (also known as the RDL) was developed by a Romanian weightlifter named Nicu Vlad with the intention of working on lower back and hamstring strength and to build power for pulling movements.  To this day, that is what the exercise is mainly known for but it does more than simply … [Read more...]

Memorial Day – Keeping it Active

Written By: Elsie Velazquez cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Memorial Day is coming up in just a few short weeks.  Not only is it a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, it is also the unofficial start of the summer season for many.  If you don’t have plans to leave town, don’t despair.  Whether you are looking for adult … [Read more...]

TIRE WORKOUTS

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) You don't need to spend thousands of dollars on expensive equipment to get results.   Even with a basic tire, you can reap serious physical benefits because they offer a ton of workout variations.  Plus, tires can be acquired rather easily and are great for challenging your power, strength, and … [Read more...]

STEADY STATE CARDIO – AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE

Written By: Elsie Velazquez, Cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio)             In recent years HIIT (high intensity interval training) has become very popular on the fitness scene because of the metabolic benefits it offers and because it allows you to get in and out of the gym in a very short time.  The problem is that it is not good for everyone.  HIIT training is not … [Read more...]

Simple vs. Complex Carbs

Written by: Elsie Velazquez cert. personal trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) There are three main types of carbohydrates are sugars, starches, and fiber.   Furthermore, Carbohydrates are sugars that come in 2 main forms - simple and complex.  They are also referred to as “good” and “bad” carbs. The difference between a simple and complex carb is in how quickly it is digested and … [Read more...]