When you hear the word recovery, you probably think of foam rolling, mobility work, fun stuff like bicep curls or just taking the whole week off. Nothing wrong with those things (except curling in the squat rack) but there’s a better way. Let me explain. Lifting uses three types of muscle contractions: concentric, eccentric and … Continue reading Recovery training
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, I’m a personal trainer who relies on being fit and a creditable source of fitness … Continue reading Overcoming a serious injury
I love birthdays. Some people run and hide from their birthdays and lie about their age, but not me. I’m like a pig in mud, rolling around as happy as Larry (or a pig) when it’s my birthday. When it’s my day, (which it is tomorrow) everyone around knows about it and besides, birthdays mean … Continue reading Who loves birthdays?
Don’t you love “that” person who stands in your way of the dumbbells while doing single arm curls and making faces only his mother would love? What if I told you that he’s on to something, minus the faces and grunting? Bilateral exercises (not biceps curls) should form the foundation of your training program because … Continue reading Unilateral exercises you should be doing
There is only one way to learn (in my experience) and that’s the hard way. If you didn’t suffer, you’d keep on making the same mistakes repeatedly, right? I think mistakes and the repercussions afterwards are the universe's little reminders never to do it again. However, if you’re anything like me, you’ll end up making … Continue reading The biggest gym mistake
Note- This post first appeared here I despise traditional cardio. I’d rather pour gasoline over myself and jump into a fire than run on a treadmill. However, give me a barbell and a few weight plates and I’m happier than a pig in mud. Happier pigs make yummier bacon, and the World Health Organization should … Continue reading Cardio strength
You cannot go past the basics. The squat, presses, pulls and hinging need to form the majority of your training. However, just below that, there are underdog exercises that you tend to forget about. Everybody loves an underdog correct? The one nobody expects to win but does just like the Eagles in last nights Super … Continue reading Underrated exercises