What benefits can I expect to see from HIT?

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Realistically, we can expect to see changes which include: improved muscular strength improved cardiovascular efficiency improved joint range of motion improved body composition and decreased fat improved joint stability improved cardiovascular health increased bone density increased H.D.L. or “good” cholesterol improved blood pressure in older and even younger people improved joint flexibility in younger and… Read More ›

When will I see results?

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This isn’t quite as easy to answer as one might think.  Our bodies are all very different from one another. You’ll certainly feel the difference after the very first session in a sense of accomplishment and exertion.  Commonly, we expect to be able to feel results after three or four sessions depending on body composition… Read More ›

Why is rest an essential part of HIT?

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Rest, and specifically 8 hours of daily sleep, are necessary components of allowing our body to recuperate from the micro tears we make in our muscles in HIT.  Rest is not for the sake of relaxation, but is more a pivotal part of the recovery process after exercising. Moreover, our bodies are continuing to work… Read More ›

Why is maintaining a healthy diet an important part of HIT?

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The ability to build muscle through the burning of body fat is dependent entirely on eating the kinds of foods that help our bodies maintain normal insulin levels.  This is achieved through the reduction of the amount of processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and sugars in our daily meals. The reason? All carbohydrates (e.g., pasta, rice,… Read More ›

Why avoid alcohol?

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Sugar hides everywhere!  For instance, a single cup of spiked eggnog can be close to 350 calories and over 20 grams of sugar.  Beer, particularly the full-bodied specialty domestic brews, are easily 150+ calories per bottle and can contain massive amounts of sugar.  A seemingly innocuous mimosa – champagne and orange juice – while only… Read More ›

What types of foods should I be eating?

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A simple rule of thumb is to eat only real foods.  That means quality proteins found in grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and eggs, wild-caught seafood, quality fats, and whole milk from grass-fed cows.  These proteins serve as the building blocks we rely on to build muscle and increase strength. Equally important are leafy greens like… Read More ›

Does HIT rely on free weights, or machines?

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Both, in fact, but the primary purpose of what we achieve is on machines.  Why? Safety, efficiency, and efficacy. The machines that we rely on in HIT are retrofitted machines built by Nautilus and MedEx – machines with which you may be familiar.  But if we look closer, we’ll see that these aren’t what we’re… Read More ›