Last week officially marked 10 years that I have been in business (13 years in the fitness industry). So in honor of 10 years, here are 10 random thoughts and things I have learned that I hope most of you find useful! I mean, I have learned a lot more than 10 things as a businessContinue reading “10 Years in Business, 10 Random Thoughts/Things I’ve Learned”
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Upgrade Your Push-Up
Next up for my writing on different types of movement is upper body pushing. It can be done horizontally or vertically, 2 arms, single arm, or alternating arms. There’s lot of variety between body weight, dumbbells, barbells, bands, kettlebells, and the list can keep going. But for today, we will talk about horizontal pushing and the push-up.Continue reading “Upgrade Your Push-Up”
Row All About It!
In the past weeks, we’ve taken a look at two types of lower body exercises, hinges and squats. Let’s change things up and take a look at some upper body exercises. Upper body exercises can be categorized by pushing and pulling. In pulling exercises, we can do horizontal pulls, such as rows, and vertical pulls, such as pull-upsContinue reading “Row All About It!”
Build a Better Squat
Continuing from last week on how to do hinge exercises better, let’s talk about squats! Squats are another fundamental movement pattern that everyone should be able to do some form of. They look similar to a hinge, but one big difference is that your knee and hip angles at the bottom of the movement shouldContinue reading “Build a Better Squat”
Build a Better Hinge
A hinge is a fundamental movement pattern that I believe everyone should learn, it’s easy to see how it easily translates to everyday life. Think about when you’ve heard “lift with your legs, not with you back”, this is what we’re talking about! Hinge pattern exercises can be done in a two-leg stance, single leg stance,Continue reading “Build a Better Hinge”
Fats: the Other Macronutrient that Gets a Bad Rap
Since I wrote about protein (twice, click here and then click here if you missed them) and carbohydrates, it’s only natural to finish off the macronutrients and talk about fats. This isn’t meant to be super extensive and tell you everything, but give you basic information and tell you HOW to use it. Fats gotContinue reading “Fats: the Other Macronutrient that Gets a Bad Rap”
Carbs… Friend or Foe?
I’m not a betting man, but I would bet that most people cringe when they think about carbs and that they are to be avoided like the plague if you want to lose fat. The truth is we need carbs. Especially if you exercise, have a physically demanding job, or want to perform your best.Continue reading “Carbs… Friend or Foe?”
More about Protein
After last week’s blog, I had some more questions about protein. So I figured this week I would build off of that. Dietary protein provides our bodies with the building blocks we need to grow and repair healthy tissues. Your body is constantly turning over protein by breaking it down and rebuilding tissues. This includesContinue reading “More about Protein”
Protein for Fat Loss
I recently had a reminder of why increasing protein intake helps tremendously in losing fat. With the stay-at-home orders, my wife and I have been trying to limit how much we go to the store, so I have been trying to make our meals go a little further. For example, I normally would eat aContinue reading “Protein for Fat Loss”
Do You Need to Slow Down?
Most people have a lot on their plate at any given time, and it has us running from one thing to the next constantly. Sometimes, like in this video, being absorbed in what you have to do or where you need to be will make you miss important signs, and it can be a disaster!Continue reading “Do You Need to Slow Down?”