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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

4 household items for strength training

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 … Read More

Easy exercise

You may’ve heard the following exercise phrases before. “Go hard or go home.” “No pain, no gain.” “Pain is a weakness leaving the body.” “Sweat is fat crying.” “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” If your goal … Read More

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 adductor rocking courtesy of Tim Anderson of Original Strength. You should do this because– … Read More

Exercise modifications for everybody

How many times have you heard that getting old isn’t for sissies? I’ve heard this a few times (maybe more), especially now as I approach the big five zero. Unfortunately, as you and I get older, our joints (ankles, knees, … Read More