What you need to know about sets

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  When I first started lifting, I had no idea about all the different types sets. When I went to the gym, I would saunter over to the dumbbell rack and bust open my biceps with some curls. And when I did curls, I did … Continue reading What you need to know about sets

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It’s the little things…………..

When you’re looking to make a change, any change, you usually go big. This is especially true when you’ve hit an exercise plateau and your results have slowed to a crawl.  You may feel the need to do something drastic, something big and bold to get back on track, when the truth is, you don’t … Continue reading It’s the little things…………..

The right tool for the job

There’s been a lot of fitness fads that have come and gone to separate fools from their money. Please feel free to (mentally) add to this list below Shake weightThigh masterBowflexHawaii chair Sorry if you’ve been sucked in by one of those. However, you should’ve known better. And fitness gimmicks do sell for a while … Continue reading The right tool for the job

Spice up your exercise by changing positions

When you were a baby (a long time ago for some) you loved lying on the floor and staring up at the world above. If you wanted to go anywhere or were hungry, all you needed to do was cry and wail until your slaves came running to meet your every need. Life was so … Continue reading Spice up your exercise by changing positions

What am I doing today?

It’s often said that 99% of success in the weight room is just showing up because if you don’t, nothing will happen. The other 1% of success is, what am I doing today? When you’re dragging yourself to the gym tired, hungry, stressed or all three, there’s only so much brain power left to make … Continue reading What am I doing today?

How NOT to get results (from exercise)

Some people join the gym with great intentions and when things don’t go their way, they leave with bad intentions and go back to attacking their favorite pint of ice cream instead of the weights. In my role as a Personal trainer, I’ve seen people come in for a while, quit and then come back … Continue reading How NOT to get results (from exercise)

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