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 or chronic back pain.) When I felt pain in my lower back after a set … Continue reading Reduce your back pain

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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 you get older, losing your balance becomes a very big deal. Let these … Continue reading Balance training 2.0

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 realization that it’s hard. Very, very hard. Your shoulders ache, your grip starts to fail … Continue reading The carry cure

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

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 one nobody expects to win but does just like the Eagles in last nights Super … Continue reading Underrated exercises

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 when you've been sitting or standing a lot throughout the day.  If you have lower … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing……..

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 need the shoulder mobility to do this without other body parts compensating. For example, the … Continue reading The best exercise you’re not doing……..