Think small to get strong

There’s nothing more impressive than someone (in the gym) ripping a big weight off the floor, squatting heavy and deep or pushing a humongous weight off his chest. Those impressive feats of strength stop you in your tracks as you gaze upon them in awe. However, don’t stare too long as those big guys might … Continue reading Think small to get strong

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You’re a cardio machine

With most gyms having battle ropes, kettlebells, and medicine balls, there are more interesting ways to get your sweat on instead of being held captive by the treadmill or a elliptical. The beauty of using these tools is it saves your joints from taking an unwanted pounding on the treadmill, and with little or no … Continue reading You’re a cardio machine

Power to the people

Wouldn’t you like to leap over tall buildings with a single bound? Well, only Superman can do that, so he can save us from the dark forces of the universe. However, with a minimal time investment you can add some fun and excitement to your existing routine and then you’ll (might) be able to leap … Continue reading Power to the people

Fat loss made easy

The title is a little misleading, but I made you look, didn’t I? Losing fat is not easy as it requires discipline, effort, consistency and the ability to fail, put it behind you and then get back up again because fat loss is really hard work. The truth is there are times in your life … Continue reading Fat loss made easy

How to start in the gym

I’ve been training consistently for over 15 years which makes me ancient in the gym years. I’m so old I remember when there were no TV’s on treadmills and the internet came through the phone line. I can smell a gym newbie from a dumbbell rack away. The men (usually) make a beeline to the … Continue reading How to start in the gym

Recovery training

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

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, I’m a personal trainer who relies on being fit and a creditable source of fitness … Continue reading Overcoming a serious injury