Knowledge and education are key at PPP!

Great personal trainers stay on the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving health and fitness industry. At Peak Physique & Performance, we take education seriously!

Lyen has recently completed the following ACE courses:

  • Post-Orthopedic Rehabilitation for Personal Trainers
  • FrameWork for the Shoulder
  • FrameWork for the Knee
  • FrameWork for the Lower Back
  • FrameWork for the Healthy Muscles, Bones and Joints

Framework for the lower back

Framework for the knee

Framework for the shoulder

Post-Orthopedic rehabilitation for Personal Trainers

Framework for healthy muscles, bones and joints

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Review: “A butt kickin’ good time” for Safia

woman_orange_square“If you’re looking for a butt kickin’ good time and one of the finest gyms of Miami This is the place to go!

Lyen, is an excellent trainer who works with you in perfecting exercise routines to help sculpt the body you want. She is a lot of fun to work with and yet is very demanding to make sure I always put out 100%.

This place is always very clean, organized and well attentive. They have clean towels and water bottles at your service every time. 

I’m more than happy with the results I’ve seen throughout my time there, and it’s only been 2 months. I can’t wait to see myself by Summer! 🙂

Safia T. (Miami, FL)

(link to this review on Yelp)

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Pre- and postnatal Personal Training

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Lyen helping to bring another fit baby into the world!

Traditionally, pregnant women have been encouraged to reduce levels of physical exertion due to concerns that exercise could negatively affect pregnancy outcomes. However, more recent investigations suggest that these early recommendations were overly conservative.

Stronger moms have shorter labors, less chance of preterm labor, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays. That’s the reason why healthy pregnant women are recommended to get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every week either they have a regular exercise regimen or are beginning a new one during pregnancy.

Lyen has more than 10 years of experience designing and executing personal training programs for pre- and postnatal clients. Whether your objective is to stay in shape or to get your body back, she can help you. Read more…

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Seven benefits of heavy resistance training

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Lyen Wong, training at her personal training studio in Miami

Here are seven benefits of how using heavy resistance can maximize the results from your fitness program.

  1. Training for muscle strength is different than training for muscle size. A six- to 10-week strength-focused mesocycle of heavy resistance and low reps followed by a six- to 10-week hypertrophy (bodybuilder) mesocycle of moderate weight for higher rep ranges can produce significant gains in both size and strength.
  2. Using heavy weights increases intramuscular coordination, the number of type II motor units and the amount of muscle fibers engaged within a specific muscle. Have you ever felt your muscles shaking while lifting heavy weights? This is because you are recruiting and activating the larger type II muscle fibers, which are only stimulated to work when a muscle is challenged with heavy resistance or working to fatigue.
  3. Using maximal loads for compound (multi-joint) movements like the deadlift, squat-to-shoulder press, bent-over row or chest press can improve intermuscular coordination, which is the ability of many muscles to work together to generate and control high levels of force through multiple joints.
  4. Lifting heavy weights elevates levels of anabolic hormones—specifically testosterone, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1)—which are used to repair muscle fibers damaged during exercise. This helps the muscle fibers to become thicker and capable of generating higher levels of force.
  5. Lifting heavy weights increases production of the hormone IGF-1. This hormone is related to the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is a neurotransmitter responsible for stimulating the growth of new neural pathways in the brain along with enhancing communication between existing pathways. In short, lifting heavy could make you smarter by enhancing cognitive function.
  6. Training with heavy weights helps you to improve your self-confidence. Knowing that you can lift heavy stuff gives you the confidence that you can handle common challenges, such as a putting a bag in the overhead bin on an airplane or carrying a heavy piece of furniture while reorganizing a room or helping a friend move.
  7. Strength training with heavy weights improves muscle definition. Muscle definition occurs as the result of muscles remaining in a state of semi-contraction and heavy strength training recruits the larger type II muscle fibers responsible for a muscle’s appearance.

Source: ACE

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