June 22, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

I hear this statement all the time - “heavy weights with low repetitions will bulk you up while light weights with high repetitions will tone you up.”   Is there a difference in these two types of training?  Yes, but it’s not about the way you look, it’s about muscle strength vs. muscle endurance. 

Doing less repetitions with more weight will help you increase your strength. Doing more repetitions with lighter weights will help you build up endurance. And the truth is, in the real world, you need both and use both in your everyday life. 

Chris Freytag

May 23, 2012 / Category: Hammer Strength

Here at Life Fitness and Hammer Strength we take great pride in the quality and reliability of our equipment. Each design goes through a rigorous testing phase with our Hammer Strength testing lab to ensure we can provide our customers with the best product able to stand up to the most extreme conditions.

HD Elite racks are the strongest Hammer Strength racks ever built, and we’ve got the video to prove it. 

Jessica Campbell

March 27, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

Now that spring has sprung, everyone has sleeveless shirts on the mind. Follow these tips to achieve sculpted arms in four to six weeks.

For the moves below, we recommend choosing hand weights heavy enough that you'll feel fatigued after 12 to 15 reps. If 15 reps feel easy, try something a little heavier, but don't overdo it.

Perform two sets of each of the following moves and you'll be ready for sleeveless season in no time!  

Life Fitness