You've been eating right. You've put in time at the gym. However, the scale is not budging, and you still look the same when you look in the mirror. Quick question. When's the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Sleep is often pushed aside in today’s 24-hour society. Can you remember when shopping centers … Continue reading Sleep- Are you getting any?
Have you ever played Whack-A-Mole? Those smiling, annoying critters pop up faster than you can smack them down. How I love to thump them into the middle of next week. Sometimes, don’t you feel the same way about those niggling injuries that hinder your progress in the gym and life? After one heals, another one … Continue reading Injuries happen…here’s how to deal with it
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
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
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 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……..
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