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?

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Summer fitness tips

This is the time to kick back in the sun and not slave away in the gym. Thoughts should turn to the beach and drinking fancy concoctions with umbrellas in them and not to the squat rack. You shouldn’t let your body completely go to mush during the summer. No one likes to start from … Continue reading Summer fitness tips

Do you (Goblet) squat?

The Goblet squat has revolutionized the way squat is being performed and taught throughout the world. If don’t know what a Goblet squat is, I’m getting Dan John to come over to your house and slap you upside the head. If you don’t know even who he is, I suggest you Google him.  Pronto. Dan … Continue reading Do you (Goblet) squat?

Am I doing this right?

There’s a reason low-cost gym(s) has weight machines as far as the eye can see. These machines are easy to use because the directions (usually) are right there beside you on how to do each exercise. You don’t have to think about it, you just do it. Most people struggle with getting to the gym in this 24/7 … Continue reading Am I doing this right?

How to start in the gym

I’ve been training consistently for over 15 years which makes me ancient in the gym years. I’m so old I remember when there were no TV’s on treadmills and the internet came through the phone line. I can smell a gym newbie from a dumbbell rack away. The men (usually) make a beeline to the … Continue reading How to start in the gym

Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

No matter how hard you try, the barbell will not budge. You’ve been hitting the same weight for a while now and whenever you go up, you fail.  That’s a good old-fashioned plateau and it’s a lifters worst nightmare. And when you’re stuck, and you think you’ll be there for a while, you may resort … Continue reading Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

Who loves birthdays?

I love birthdays. Some people run and hide from their birthdays and lie about their age, but not me. I’m like a pig in mud, rolling around as happy as Larry (or a pig) when it’s my birthday. When it’s my day, (which it is tomorrow) everyone around knows about it and besides, birthdays mean … Continue reading Who loves birthdays?