Mix it up!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Kate Murphy It’s time to mix up your weight training routine! To boost your metabolism, you should perform a “cardio booster” during every rest period, whether it’s 10 seconds, 30 seconds or 3 minutes. This means, for example, that after you finish your set of 8-12 … Read More

The Dirt On Carbohydrates & Exercise

Ridge Personal Trainer Kate Murphy gives you the dirt on carbs and exercise… Current research shows that when carbohydrate stores are depleted by almost 50%, there is evidence that there is actually increased stimulus for enhanced enzyme activity in skeletal muscle, which is a good thing, since it means you … Read More

Kate Murphy’s Top 5 Exercise/Nutrition Q & A’s:

Q: Which cardio machine burns the most calories? A: Stair mill (revolving stairs). Q: Which body weight exercise burns the most calories? A: Burpies (plank, push up, squat-jump…repeat). Q: Are calories all that count/matter when it comes to losing weight? A: No! Glycemic index, along with regulation of blood sugar … Read More