Catch & Release Training

We often use catch and release (CnR) exercises with clients, commonly with medicine balls. Catching and releasing a weighted object involves more work through the end range of motion, which offers many benefits.  It’s also fun to do. When doing traditional resistance training exercises the lifter needs to decelerate the weight as it approaches the […]

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A Great Oblique Exercise For Better Sport Performance

Supine Spinal Hip Twists – spinal rotation at the hips, while lying on your back and stabilizing the shoulders. This exercise is performed with the arms at 90 degrees, like a “T”. It is very important that your arms and shoulders do not come off the floor. Either done with bent knees or straight legs, […]

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Cheating? Proper cheating…

by James Camastra … We’ve all heard of cheating, thrusting the weight up while arching your back, when resistance training. There is a proper way of cheating while doing common resistance training exercises that when used correctly can decrease chances of injury, increase strength and muscle mass and improve vertical power. While doing standing bicep […]

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A Simple Nutrition Guideline

by James Camastra … At Progressive Personal Training we often get questions regarding nutrition and diet. Though most people know that broccoli is good for them and french fries are not, clients require more specific guidance. So, we find ourselves giving a few tips that I’m going to share with you. Try to eat a […]

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Increase Core Activity With These Push-up Variations

by James Camastra … Push-ups are a great functional exercise for increasing strength in the chest, shoulders and triceps. Here are three variations of this common exercise that will help strengthen your core. All three versions can be done with hands on the long edge of a workout bench or using a bar on an […]

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Exercise of the Month – Supine Spinal Hip Twist

by James Camastra … Supine Spinal Hip Twists – require spinal rotation at the hips, while lying on your back, keeping head nuetral and stabilizing the shoulders. The arms should be at 90 degrees, like a “T”, and should not come off the floor (very important). Either done with bent knees or straight legs, this […]

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The Skinny on Sports Drinks

by James Camastra … Your workouts may benefit from drinking a popular sports drink, like Gatorade, Powerade etc. Do not confuse these with protein drinks. Protein is also important to your workouts but not the topic of this article. These drinks are basically comprised of water, sugar, flavoring and electrolytes, always sodium and potassium and […]

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Your March Exercise Nugget

by James Camastra … This month’s nugget consists of 4 exercises, which can be done every other day. It’s a well-balanced yet quick workout. Remember, you can link this nugget with the some of the previous one’s we’ve posted on our blog. Side Plank Rear Delt Fly: While lying in a side plank position and […]

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PPT Exercise Nugget – February 2016

by James Camastra… At PPT we prescribe “nuggets” to our clients. A nugget usually consists of 2-4 exercises, which can be done almost every day. Each nugget is a well-balanced yet quick workout that we often customize for a client’s specific needs. For this month we’ve provided you with a new PPT nugget. Remember, you […]

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PPT Exercise Nuggets

by James Camastra… There are different reasons to exercise at home. Bad weather, no time, adding a quick 15 minute routine to your morning… At PPT we prescribe “nuggets” to our clients. A nugget usually consists of 2-4 exercises, which can be done almost every day. Each nugget is a well balanced yet quick workout […]

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