Get into the swing

Cardiovascular exercise, otherwise known as punishment for that hamburger you ate last night, is often thought of as slogging on the treadmill while watching episodes of The Price is Right. Sounds like a blast right? Now that strange looking black cannonball thing with a handle at your gym could make your cardio tolerable. Also it … Continue reading Get into the swing

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Why are we getting fat?

Why are we getting fat? On face value, that’s easy one to answer. People consume more calories than they burn, and we sit on our butts more than we should. Due to the wonders of modern technology and the modern workplace, we have less reason to move than ever before. We don’t go out and … Continue reading Why are we getting fat?

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

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

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

Think outside the dumbbell and train at home

At most gyms you walk into, there is equipment as far as the eye can see -- fancy treadmills that have TV’s with push button controls and machines that isolate every muscle imaginable. Lots of equipment is nice and gives you no excuse not to exercise and get in shape. However, when exercising at home, … Continue reading Think outside the dumbbell and train at home

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 outside of the gym. Today’s exercise is head nods. You should do this because–  It is a simple and easy exercise that helps with your posture, upper back mobility, spine health and balance. It's a big … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing…..