I remember my first personal training client like it was yesterday. Yes, time does fly when you’re a middle-aged coach who has spent too much time in gyms watching people admire themselves. And before you even ask, I never looked into a mirror I didn’t like. She was originally from Ireland, loved to … Continue reading Screwing up
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
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
This is a series on exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is the seated thoracic (upper back) extensions. You should do this because– this exercise helps prevent a rounded upper back /shoulders which is a by product of sitting slumped in … Continue reading 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– those inner thigh muscles are quite large and they do get neglected (out of sight, … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing…….
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, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists) accumulate a lot of aches and pains. Not only does … Continue reading Exercise modifications for everybody
My kids love to challenge me to wrestling matches so they can reenact their favorite WWE Superstars. How can I resist? My kids get to live out their wrestling fantasies and I get to teach them a lesson or two without CPS being called. Before you get CPS on the phone, they hurt me more … Continue reading When you twist and then shout