Peak State Performance (PSP) was established in order to utilize the strong connection between the mind and body, and to bring scientifically proven training methods back into the personal training field. Today it’s easier than ever to get drawn into the various training gimmicks and marketing strategies coming out of the fitness industry. PSP adopts the basics of physiologically based training principles for improved performance, weight loss/health gain and overall strength and conditioning.
Let’s begin with weight loss or as Peak State Performance (PSP) likes to refer to it as - health gains. Have you ever wondered why you don’t see the results you are looking for after doing the same aerobic walking or elliptical machine for an hour, 4 times a week? Or why you have been doing the same gym workout for a year and you look and feel the same? PSP uses a different approach to training by focusing on the change in your body composition. Low intensity, long distance running/cardio can lead to the body releasing the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol → breaks down energy → body uses amino acids (muscle tissue) as fuel → less lean mass → slower metabolic rate, resulting in more fat storage. As you can see, this cycle results in MORE fat storage, which is the exact opposite of the result you are looking for.
With such a huge amount of research accessible at our fingertips, it is now getting increasingly difficult to sort through what is and isn’t relevant. PSP has formulated a method of training, which focuses on the body as a unit (complex > isolated movements), which challenges your CNS (Central Nervous System) and focuses on a steady progression as you work. Strength training is one of the most effective ways to increase metabolic rate as it stimulates an anabolic response, this in turn increases lean muscle mass resulting in accelerated rate of fat loss and strength gains.
At Peak State Performance we concentrate on progression in all aspects of training and we pride ourselves on being a results based organization. Follow this page closely as there will be many more blogs on varied topics. Feel free to comment below and ask Head Performance Coach, Jason Blankfield to write a blog on a specific topic.