Matches made in exercise heaven

Note- This was first published here. This is an edited version.  Some things are better together. Like- Peanut butter and jelly Eggs and bacon (granted, almost anything goes with bacon) Scotty Pippen and Michael Jordan Bicep curls and mirrors Each of the above can stand alone in its own right, no question. But when you … Continue reading Matches made in exercise heaven

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Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength

Do you (Goblet) squat?

The Goblet squat has revolutionized the way squat is being performed and taught throughout the world. If don’t know what a Goblet squat is, I’m getting Dan John to come over to your house and slap you upside the head. If you don’t know even who he is, I suggest you Google him.  Pronto. Dan … Continue reading Do you (Goblet) squat?

Am I doing this right?

There’s a reason low-cost gym(s) has weight machines as far as the eye can see. These machines are easy to use because the directions (usually) are right there beside you on how to do each exercise. You don’t have to think about it, you just do it. Most people struggle with getting to the gym in this 24/7 … Continue reading Am I doing this right?

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

Stand up exercise

We spend too much time sitting at our jobs, at home and at the gym.  Yes, even the gym. Sitting is being called the new smoking. The 2010 study by the American Cancer society, published in the American Journal Epidemiology said that women who were inactive for of 6 hours a day were 94% more likely … Continue reading Stand up exercise

Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

No matter how hard you try, the barbell will not budge. You’ve been hitting the same weight for a while now and whenever you go up, you fail.  That’s a good old-fashioned plateau and it’s a lifters worst nightmare. And when you’re stuck, and you think you’ll be there for a while, you may resort … Continue reading Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it