Training at Lactate Threshold Part 1

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS   Last week, I was introduced to a group fitness class at a studio here in Scottsdale.  I’ve always been hesitant/resistant to go to any classes like these.  I’ve been designing my own workouts for years, I’ve gotten fairly good results, and quite frankly, get highly annoyed by the… Continue reading Training at Lactate Threshold Part 1

Neck Pain – Caused by My Breathing?

Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS For those of us with “tight” necks, we all know the struggle.  It feels like we carry all of our stress in our necks, and there isn’t anything we can do about it. We wake up – stiff neck.  We sit at our computer during the day – stiff neck.… Continue reading Neck Pain – Caused by My Breathing?

What’s the Deal With Intermittent Fasting?

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS “Eat 6 small meals every day…It will speed up your metabolism!” “Make sure to always eat a good breakfast…It will get your metabolism going!” We’ve all heard these lines before.  We’ve probably all spoken these words to someone before, as well.  I know I have. It makes sense, right?… Continue reading What’s the Deal With Intermittent Fasting?

Holiday Fitness and Travel Tips

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS With Christmas only a few days away, many of us will find ourselves traveling to reunite with family and friends.  With all the excitement that comes with the Holidays, our health can often be put on the back-burner for a week or two. We all know that between the… Continue reading Holiday Fitness and Travel Tips

Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat!

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS In response to my previous posts regarding how calories from certain foods affect the body, I’d like to answer a question that is often brought up: But if you eat more fat, won’t you get fat? I get it. It’s a hard concept to wrap our minds around. We’ve… Continue reading Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat!

Calories are NOT Created Equal! (Part 2)

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS “A calorie is a calorie.” “If I just workout hard enough to burn off the calories I eat, I can eat whatever I want and I won’t gain weight.” Sound familiar? The idea that all calories are created equally is one that stems from a German nutritionist in 1878.… Continue reading Calories are NOT Created Equal! (Part 2)

Calories are NOT Created Equal! (Part 1)

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, CSCS The First Law of Thermodynamics is a version of the law of conservation of energy.  It basically states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed.  It can be transferred from one form to another, but the total energy of an isolated system remains constant. This is essentially how we… Continue reading Calories are NOT Created Equal! (Part 1)