Reduce your back pain

(Note-  There are many different types of lower back injuries that cause pain and discomfort. The following article are exercises that have bought me and my clients relief in the past. Please consult your doctor first before exercising with acute … Read More

Balance training 2.0

When you’re young, losing your balance isn’t a big deal. You pick yourself up, dust yourself off and you put a band-aid on your boo boo. If you’re lucky, your mum will kiss it better for you too. However, when … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Underrated exercises

You cannot go past the basics. The squat, presses, pulls and hinging need to form the majority of your training. However, just below that, there are underdog exercises that you tend to forget about.  Everybody loves an underdog correct? The … Read More

The best exercise you’re not doing……..

This is a series on exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and outside of the gym. Today’s exercise is the static back. You should do this because–  it’s a great reset for posture … Read More

The best exercise you’re not doing……..

This is a series on exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and outside of the gym. Today’s exercise is forearm wall slides. You should do this because–  if you hoist weights overhead, you … Read More

The best exercise you’re not doing

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 … Read More

What you should be doing on the gym- Part five – Carries

The hard part is over. You made it to the gym and that’s usually half the battle.  Now that you’re there, what are you going to do?  This is where a lot of people get stuck but don’t worry, I’ve … Read More

Posture

Remember when your mother told you to “stand up straight” or warned “don’t slouch”?  Well, as usual, your mother was right. Posture is defined as a position of a person’s body when standing or sitting, and good posture will protect … Read More