19 more reasons why you should get off the couch

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. The same goes for exercise too. Everyone knows exercise is good for their health and waistline but, we’re still getting fatter despite more people joining gyms in record droves. Rise in U.S Gym memberships   So, what gives? I have a few … Continue reading 19 more reasons why you should get off the couch

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The real reason you should exercise

I used to smoke weed. I used to drink a lot. I used to pop every pill under the sun. I used to party till dawn, go to bed and then get up do it all over again. And I did all of this after watching my father die of cancer due to his unhealthy … Continue reading The real reason you should exercise

Paint fitness

Yes, you read the title correctly, paint fitness not Planet Fitness. When it comes to paint fitness, purple is not allowed, sorry purple lovers.     I’ve spent the past 5 weeks painting the outside of my house.  It was in bad shape to begin with and it was time for me to put the … Continue reading Paint fitness

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

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