Blog Entries - tag: 'Misc'

"Why am I so sore?"

Posted on: October 3, 2018
Tags: Physical fitness, Specialty training, Newsletters, Misc, Challenges, Training,
Do you ever wonder, "Why am I so sore?"

There are many side effects that are a result of exercise; enhanced mood, feeling of accomplishment, it can leave you energized, it can help physically in numerous ways, but there is also the risk of becoming sore. Becoming sore from lifting is normal and can be a pain in the butt (quite literally), but there is good news when it comes to this soreness; it gets better and you won’t always get sore. I will try to explain without going into too much detail what happens to cause this soreness and what will help alleviate it.
 
The first step to this soreness is when you load the muscles more than they are used to, this causes the muscle fibers to sustain microtears. These muscles will then go into a 1-3 day process of repairing these tears, and while this happens many of the muscle fibers are in a shortened position. When the muscle fibers go into this shortened position it is likely you will feel tightness, this can be relieved by soft tissue work (such as foam rolling) or light exercise, with the main purpose being to get the muscle fibers back to their normal resting length. This will alleviate some of the tightness or soreness from the muscles, however the microtears will need time to heal. The benefit to this is that once those microtears heal the muscle will be stronger than it was before, so it will take more work for the body to sustain those microtears.
 
In short: you will likely get sore, and you can alleviate some of the soreness with movement and intentional tissue work, but time and consistency are your friends. The more consistent you are with working out the less sore you will become, all the while reaping in many off the positive benefits of exercise.

Written by Taylor Germany
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You Need An Accountability Partner

You Need an Accountability Partner   Setting a new goal for yourself and sticking to it might be one of the most difficult struggles if you're on your own. However, when you are no longer accountable just for yourself the dynamics read more …

6-Week Weight Loss Challenge

Need to lose some weight? Let us help you succeed!

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Keeping Your Training on Track: Part 2

Keeping Your Training on Track Part Two: How to Commit to Your Goal Written by Taylor Germany   Make it a Habit Now that you have clearly set your goal by using the S.M.A.R.T Method, you need to make steps in achieving your goal. Make your goal a read more …

Keeping Your Training on Track: Part 1

Keeping Your Training on Track Part One: The S.M.A.R.T Method Written by Taylor Germany   Most of us at one time or another have decided to get in shape. Once that decision had been made we then started going to the gym, eating healthier, getting read more …

6 Week Weight Loss Program

6 Week Weight Loss Program The goal is to lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks. If you accomplish this, you will earn your money credited back to your account. For just $199, you can participate in this challenge to lose weight and feel sexy.  Starts January read more …

What is next?

“Where do I go from here?” Have you met your current goals, and are now wondering, “what’s next?”   Imagine if you just lost those last 30lbs, and you are feeling on top of the world!!! Well, what is next for read more …

Holiday Hustle

Join us in this abbreviated challenge where the goal is to help you lose inches! 

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Toys for Tots 2017

Posted on: November 13, 2017
Tags: Special, Events, Misc,
Donate to help local kids. make a little kid smile this Holiday season Join the Explosion team with collecting donated toys for the local Toys for Tots Drive. No donation is too small. Monetary donations are accepted as well.  More details to come as read more …

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Posted on: November 13, 2017
Tags: Healthy eating, Newsletters, Misc, Events, Special,
Thanksgiving Food Drive! Explosion is partnering with Crossroads Church to help provide Thanksgiving meals to local families in need.  Please help Explosion fill not only one, but TWO Thanksgiving Food Drive boxes. Items that are being collected can be read more …

Upcoming Spring and Summer Programs, Events and Challenges

Posted on: March 28, 2016
Tags: Misc,
Upcoming Spring/Summer Events, Programs, Challenges and More! April: AdvoCare Open House in Fairfield! Come in to try the new flavors and find out how AdvoCare can help you with your health and fitness goals. (More information coming soon). April 29, read more …

Toys for Tots

Posted on: December 1, 2015
Tags: Misc,

Explosion is partaking in B-105's Toys for Tots Drive.  Help us spread some Christmas cheer to some less fortunate families in the Cincinnati area.  All toys need to be brand new and unwrapped.  Toys should be dropped off to Emily by December 16th at the Fairfield gym. 

 

Thank you for being a special part of our Holiday Season! 

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Bishop Fenwick High School Accomplishments in Fall Sports, 2015

Posted on: October 28, 2015
Tags: Specialty training, Misc

See how training with Explosion Fitness has helped Bishop Fenwick High School's fall sports teams!

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Summer Camp Information

Posted on: May 20, 2015
Tags: Physical fitness, Misc,
Summer Sports Camp for All Athletes!  10 weeks of unlimited one-hour sessions!  Bring your athlete, or athlete-in-the-making, to one of the best sports camp in the area. Located in Fairfield and Mason, Explosion (EFS) is offering unlimited read more …

Shape Up For Summer

Posted on: April 3, 2015
Tags: Physical fitness, Misc, Specialty training,
Shape Up For Summer                     May 1 – May 31 Free to join and easy to win! You will be given a packet showing what exercises you will be doing each boot camp, small group, read more …

Athlete/Adult Testing Day: Black Friday

Posted on: November 7, 2014
Tags: Misc,
Here’s a Test You’re Sure to Pass!  What:              Athlete/Adult Fitness Testing Where:           Explosion Fitness read more …

Poster based on trainer's arm!

Posted on: November 3, 2014
Tags: Misc
We were looking through old Facebook photos the other day and ran across a great one from 2010. After showing it to all the trainers (including owners Matt Wheeler and Shawn Neuhaus), it was decided to take that old photo and make it into a poster. Sounds read more …