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?

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Summer fitness tips

This is the time to kick back in the sun and not slave away in the gym. Thoughts should turn to the beach and drinking fancy concoctions with umbrellas in them and not to the squat rack. You shouldn’t let your body completely go to mush during the summer. No one likes to start from … Continue reading Summer fitness tips

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

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

Stand up exercise

We spend too much time sitting at our jobs, at home and at the gym.  Yes, even the gym. Sitting is being called the new smoking. The 2010 study by the American Cancer society, published in the American Journal Epidemiology said that women who were inactive for of 6 hours a day were 94% more likely … Continue reading Stand up exercise

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

Overcoming a serious injury

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