Exercise Fact of the Week: Oxygen Consumption during Exercise

If you don’t breath will exercising (i.e. Holding your breath)…wait for it…you will die… Ok, most likely you won’t die.  Your brain won’t allow for that.  You will pass out first and then the automatic response for breathing will continue to keep you alive.  But, this is a common problem that most people suffer with while...
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Pure Pharma Orders

Here at NorCal Strength and Conditioning it is no secret that we want the best for our clients/members.  Our goal is to keep you healthy by moving well, eating well and finding balance in your life.  With regards to nutrition, we encourage clean eating as well as adding in fish oil, magnesium and vitamin D for some supplementation. We are excited to announce that we are now going to start...
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Pain Management 101

Hello NorCalers.  Topic of today is Pain Management.  Most of us that exercise on a regular basis may experience pain before, during, and/or after exercise.  And when I speak of pain in this instance I am speaking of a searing pain or tenderness of tissue in the body when your are working through range of motion.  (Typically we see this near joints, i.e. ankles, elbows, knees, shoulders,...
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Nutrition Seminar: Paleo Evolved

It’s time to hit the refresh button on Paleo! Whether you’re new to NorCal and just giving Paleo a shot, or you’re an old-school, OG, knew Robb before he wrote the book; you should check out this seminar to make sure you’re running the latest version of Paleo. There have been more than a few tweaks to the diet that might make some of you old-schoolers pretty happy, like the day I told...
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NorCal Method Seminar!!

  NorCal Strength & Conditioning is happy to announce the launch of the NorCal Method seminars! After 10 years in business, we are finally ready to pass on what we have learned to people engaged in a fitness program, athletes, coaches, and gym owners. Just like anyone, we didn’t start off perfect and the quest to improve our knowledge and practice is still ongoing- it never really...
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Missing Key Ranges of Motion?

You have probably experienced this scenario before. “You are lacking range of motion in ________.  This is limiting your ability to perform ______ correctly.”  The coach in this instance typically prescribes an on the spot treatment for you.  In most cases it restores some range of motion (in the short-run) to the working tissue for the workload assigned to you.  Or, your range...
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