Posts by Coach Marc Santos
The “Not Super Into it, But I Know What to Do” Workout
The “Not Super Into it, But I Know What to Do” Workout My “Shelter in Place” Workouts So this is the craziest time I’ve ever experienced in my life. But hanging at home with my wife and son, has been nice (besides the occasional panic about how I am going to live…LOL!) With…Read More
How to Avoid Being Sore From a Workout
How to Avoid Being Sore From a Workout Being sore can get in the way of many daily life activities. Find out how to avoid any unwanted muscle damage while continuing to make progress with your training. Muscle soreness. Some love it, some hate it. If you love it, it may be for reasons…Read More
How Long Should I Recover From a Workout?
How Long Should I Recover From a Workout? It’s a question I get asked often. So if YOU’RE wondering when YOU can workout again…here’s my shot at the answer. When I first wanted to write about this topic I thought it was going to be pretty straightforward, but when I started to look into the…Read More
What Do People New To Grilling Think About?
What Do People New to Grilling Think About? February 25th 2020 Ok, I said new to grilling, but I mind as well say new to cooking in general. I mean I cook things here and there – nothing really complicated – but I don’t know if I really learned anything in doing so. …Read More
What the Hell Are We Assessing?
What the Hell Are We Assessing? A commentary on utility and efficacy of assessments in personal training. When I first started my career as a personal trainer, I was really into assessments. What that really means is, I was really into “fixing” people. I mean…I was REALLY into it. Into is so much…Read More
Should You Be Counting Reps For New Trainees?
Should You Be Counting Reps For New Trainees? How useful is programming sets and reps for beginners? Especially in session? Whenever I start with a new trainee during our first session, it’s never really about sets and reps. In my experience, thinking about sets and reps, rather than what you should be feeling during…Read More
3 Things To Consider When Starting Strength Training
3 Things To Consider When Starting Strength Training Stop waiting or procrastinating start your journey to getting stronger today. There is never wrong time to get stronger. I know you may want to wait until some completely arbitrary date, like next week on Monday, or maybe the first of the month, because somehow these…Read More
Understanding RPE for Beginners
Understanding RPE for Beginners Understand how to use RPE (rating of perceived exertion) to get the most out of your programs and training In today’s post I wanted to talk a little bit about RPE and how I would like you to use it with our training and programming. If you are here reading…Read More
How Does Foam Rolling Work?
How Does Foam Rolling Work? Foam rolling has a lot of benefits, BUT what is it actually doing? Many people think foam rolling is a complete waste of time, but science has shown otherwise. With that said, it has certainly fallen out of the spot light since its inception in the late 90’s and early 2000’s,…Read More
Sometimes It’s Not WHAT You Learn, But HOW You Learn That Counts
Sometimes it’s not WHAT You Learn, BUT How You Learn That Counts Understand the process of learning and increase your chances of success with weight loss, strength, and health Some things can be explained other things need to be experienced. Figuring out health, fitness, and wellness, and HOW to make it work for you,…Read More