The carry cure

Note- This post first appeared here.  This is the unedited version.  At first glance, the farmer’s carry seems simple. You pick up a heavy weight and walk. However, when you’re performing this (You do, right?) you come to the quick realization that it’s hard. Very, very hard. Your shoulders ache, your grip starts to fail … Continue reading The carry cure

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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

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?

Think small to get strong

There’s nothing more impressive than someone (in the gym) ripping a big weight off the floor, squatting heavy and deep or pushing a humongous weight off his chest. Those impressive feats of strength stop you in your tracks as you gaze upon them in awe. However, don’t stare too long as those big guys might … Continue reading Think small to get strong

Unilateral exercises you should be doing

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

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

Instant exercise upgrades

Remember how your English teacher told you to dot your i's and cross your t's?  Or your high school coach always telling you to move your feet? Sure you do, it wasn't that long ago, right? These are called one per centers. One per centers can make a big difference to your result. The same … Continue reading Instant exercise upgrades