Archive for January, 2007

What’s In Your Toolbox? by Bill Leavitt

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

A Personal Trainers look inside Muscle Activation Techniques™

This article was nationally published in 2004

Those who consider fitness a profession rather than a hobby or pastime know that continually striving to improve levels of knowledge and acquiring new skills is what sets you apart from other instructors. As with any profession, the more tools and experience you possess, the more valuable your services, and the more successful you become. Muscle Activation Techniques™, is one tool that adds a necessary process of biomechanical thought to deal with pain. Instead of guessing, MAT provides the tools needed to accurately assess and systematically evaluate clients to confirm and treat muscular imbalances leading to injury. (more…)

Real Strength

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

When I was young, playing in the school or park playground was a ritual, even if it was only for 4 months out of the year living in Canada. The weight room did not even interest me until my twenties. I was a small kid but I had great strength, power, and agility, which enabled to compete with the bigger and larger athletes the coach threw at me. (Well, maybe not wrestling class) (more…)

Quick Tips #1

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

This is the first in a series of Tips that I will put out regarding foods to avoid, enjoy, or try as information is recalled from my noodle or I encounter from those who know a lot more than me, of who there are many. I will be brief in my explanations as to why. If you want more, email me. Also, please feel free to send comments, suggestions, or findings to me personally. Knowledge is a shared endeavor!
-Billy (more…)

Meal Planning

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Achieving a consistent eating regiment to promote weight loss, maintenance, or gain is not a big deal. The media has perpetuated the myth that you need to count calories and go on a diet. Wrong! With a little knowledge of what to eat and what to avoid it becomes simple. Remember this: FOOD IS FUEL. Just like anything in life, you have to practice something in order for it to become habit. After a while, eating, and making good choices, will become autopilot.
First off eliminate the excuses.