22 11, 2019

The Fallacy of “Calories Burned”

By |2019-11-25T09:51:25-07:00November 22nd, 2019|All Articles, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

The Fallacy of "Calories Burned" Written by Dave Thomas There isn't a person in the world who hasn't graded the effectiveness of their workout via the amount of calories it burned, whether it be from a treadmill, a watch, a heart rate monitor, or the witchcraft sorcery some new gyms are employing (ahem, "Splat Points"). [...]

14 11, 2019

How to Add More Muscle in the Gym

By |2019-11-19T10:15:55-07:00November 14th, 2019|All Articles, Training|0 Comments

How to Add More Muscle in the Gym Written by Dave Thomas At the risk of generalizing to a fault, there are typically three kinds of physique goals when it comes to gym avatars. Those who want to burn fat. Those who want to add muscle. Those who want some combination of both. We addressed [...]

2 11, 2019

“What Rep Count Should I Choose?”

By |2019-11-02T16:18:00-07:00November 2nd, 2019|All Articles, Training|0 Comments

"What Rep Count Should I Choose?" Written by Dave Thomas Understand that in every single workout that you do here, you will get stronger, burn fat, and build muscle. Every single one. Building strength, burning fat, building muscle. THAT'S WHAT MARYLAND DOES. However, here you have the free will to pull the strings on which [...]

26 10, 2019

7 Unique Benefits of Adding Muscle

By |2019-10-26T12:54:12-07:00October 26th, 2019|Training|0 Comments

7 Unique Benefits of Adding Functional Muscle by Dave Thomas Whenever we talk about muscle, there are always three distinct crowds we're addressing. The first crowd gets it. They know muscle is healthy and they know they need it. The second crowd understand the benefit but is hesitant about the pursuit of muscle because they [...]

20 10, 2019

How to Remain Free of Injury

By |2019-10-20T13:23:44-07:00October 20th, 2019|Training|0 Comments

How to Remain Free of Injury Written by Dave Thomas As much as I hate the bravado of injury ambivalence in some circles, what bothers me equally is the opposing notion that if you get injured then your training must be dangerous and awful and you're a horrible person and should probably have Ramsey's dogs [...]

13 10, 2019

Why Your Scale Shouldn’t Be Trusted

By |2019-10-14T09:40:03-07:00October 13th, 2019|All Articles, Training|0 Comments

Why Your Scale Shouldn't Be Trusted Written by Dave Thomas It's not the scale is evil, it's just that it's kind of like you as a teenager. You gave your parents the surface level of what they needed to know, but the important details, you kept hidden. Using the scale as your only source of [...]

4 10, 2019

Intra Workout Tips, Part 1: Boost Your Second Tier

By |2019-10-04T13:00:38-07:00October 4th, 2019|All Articles, Training|0 Comments

Intra Workout Tips, Part 1: Boost Your Second Tier Written by Dave Thomas The last two blogs have been about thirty thousand foot principles, more of compass on how to guide yourself with fitness rather than a down and dirty "how-to." Today, I'd like to switch gears a little bit and give you some hard, [...]

28 09, 2019

Why More Cardio Is Not The Answer to Burn Fat

By |2019-11-18T14:46:22-07:00September 28th, 2019|All Articles, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Why More Cardio Is Not The Answer to Burn Fat Written by Dave Thomas The simple act of burning fat is a Frankenstein of pseudo scientific nonsense, with everything from detox tea on the far ranging bullshit end of the spectrum, to sound diet and consistent exercise on the incredibly reasonable and effective opposite side [...]

17 09, 2019

Building Strength vs. Adding Muscle: The Whole Burrito

By |2019-09-22T14:47:15-07:00September 17th, 2019|All Articles, Training|0 Comments

Building Strength vs. Adding Muscle: The Whole Burrito by Dave Thomas One aspect of our training in which we've always prided ourselves upon is that within the framework of our twice weekly strength focused days, you get a choice: strength or muscle, which is really performance or physique. After all it's your goals that matter, [...]