Easy mobility

Did the chicken or the egg come first? Who cares? Both the chicken and the egg are delicious. You’re probably wondering what in the heck this has got to do with fitness. Please stay with me for a moment. In the fitness universe, experts have often debated which quality is more important to train, stability … Continue reading Easy mobility

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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 better way. Let me explain. Lifting uses three types of muscle contractions: concentric, eccentric and … Continue reading Recovery training

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, I’m a personal trainer who relies on being fit and a creditable source of fitness … Continue reading Overcoming a serious injury

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……..

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 is to get stronger, lose weight or build muscle, exercise will be somewhat intense, uncomfortable … Continue reading Easy exercise

Finding your why

I haven’t always been a beacon of health.  A long time ago, in a land far, far away I smoked cigarettes and pot, drank to excess and took pills. There were the happy pills and the ones that wiped my memory for days. I was in my early twenties following the lead of the cool … Continue reading Finding your why

When you twist and then shout

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