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
THIS IS A NEW EXPERIMENT! I’m looking for no more than 4 women aged 35-55 frustrated that they aren’t getting the results that they want in the gym to test an online fitness program with the intention of getting stronger and sexier in April. I expect this program to get you better results but I’m … Continue reading Do you want to train with me?
My very first time in a weight room was a confusing experience and I had no idea what I was doing. And it showed. What made it worse was despite looking confused, lost and intimated, nobody offered to help me. Gym employees and gym goers seemed to turn a blind eye, which made me feel … Continue reading The gym is intimidating. Here’s what do to about it
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