The right tool for the job

There’s been a lot of fitness fads that have come and gone to separate fools from their money. Please feel free to (mentally) add to this list below Shake weightThigh masterBowflexHawaii chair Sorry if you’ve been sucked in by one of those. However, you should’ve known better. And fitness gimmicks do sell for a while … Continue reading The right tool for the job

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New Year fitness tips

The gym is full of people around this time of the year who are trying to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. They come in like a blaze of glory, thinking a year’s worth of inactivity is made up for in an instant. However, some of these people flame out in a week or … Continue reading New Year fitness tips

Stressed? You should do this

There is two certainties in life, death and taxes. However, when you’re older, you can add stress to that list too. Stress (bad stress in particular) is something you encounter regularly at work, home or on the road. For example, when someone cuts you off in traffic. Who does he think he is? Jerk.   … Continue reading Stressed? You should do this

Keep It Simple (Stupid)

Imagine, for a moment, you’re about to parachute out of an airplane. You look out the door and realize how far you’re about to jump. You’re probably thinking Shit, that’s a long way down I hope my chute works What the heck I’m doing? I’m out However, I want you to admire the view from … Continue reading Keep It Simple (Stupid)

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?

Matches made in exercise heaven

Note- This was first published here. This is an edited version.  Some things are better together. Like- Peanut butter and jelly Eggs and bacon (granted, almost anything goes with bacon) Scotty Pippen and Michael Jordan Bicep curls and mirrors Each of the above can stand alone in its own right, no question. But when you … Continue reading Matches made in exercise heaven

Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength