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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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

Efficient training

When I was footloose and fancy free, I had all the time in the world to train and I acted accordingly. And before you ask, yes, dancing was a part of my pre-workout but I was no Kevin Bacon. Now being a much older dude with a wife, kids, mortgage and all the trimmings, the … Continue reading Efficient training

New year’s fitness tips

Everyone likes a tip. A tip that is actionable and helps you reach your goal or  outcome you desire. The best fitness tips usually revolve around consistency, efficiency and lifting tricks. Because let’s face it, if you have no consistency or no back up plan when life gets hairy, the best program in the world … Continue reading New year’s fitness tips

Winter training tips

The leaves are changing color, the winds are blowing and old man winter is starting to knock at your door. It’s that dreaded time when the temperature and your motivation to exercise drops faster than Usain Bolt winning the 100 meters. You either cannot get out of bed to do your usual workout, the cold … Continue reading Winter training tips

The best exercise you’re not doing……

This is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is deep squat belling breathing. Thanks to Tony Gentilcore for the video. You should do this because–  Breathing correctly ( belly breathing, not chest) can mean less pain and … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing……

What you should be doing in the gym- Part one

The hard part is over. You made it to the gym and that’s usually half the battle.  Now that you’re there, what are you going to do?  This is where a lot of people get stuck but don’t worry, I’ve got your back. This is part one of a six-part series that focuses on the … Continue reading What you should be doing in the gym- Part one