Being injured- curse or blessing?

How many times did you hear this when you were a kid? Mum- “Stop that right this instant. You’re going to hurt yourself.” You- “Look mum, no hands. I can fly.” Mum- “If you could fly, God would’ve given you … Read More

Screwing up

I remember my first personal training client like it was yesterday. Yes, time does fly when you’re a middle-aged coach who has spent too much time in gyms watching people admire themselves. And before you even ask, I never looked … Read More

The carry cure

Note- This post first appeared here.  This is the unedited version.  At first glance, the farmer’s carry seems simple. You pick up a heavy weight and walk. However, when you’re performing this (You do, right?) you come to the quick … Read More

Overcoming a serious injury

I thought I knew what I was doing; however, my back told me different. That small tweak that I felt on that fateful day was later diagnosed as 3 herniated disks in my lower back. To make matters even worse, … Read More

How to avoid injuries

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The best exercise you’re not doing

This is a series on exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is the seated thoracic (upper back) extensions. You should do this because–  this exercise helps … Read More

The best exercise you’re not doing…….

This is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is adductor rocking courtesy of Tim Anderson of Original Strength. You should do this because– … Read More

Exercise modifications for everybody

How many times have you heard that getting old isn’t for sissies? I’ve heard this a few times (maybe more), especially now as I approach the big five zero. Unfortunately, as you and I get older, our joints (ankles, knees, … Read More

When you twist and then shout

My kids love to challenge me to wrestling matches so they can reenact their favorite WWE Superstars.  How can I resist? My kids get to live out their wrestling fantasies and I get to teach them a lesson or two … Read More