We often get in a mindset that if we can’t do it perfectly, then why do it at all? Nothing could be further from the truth. Pretty much doing ANYTHING is better than nothing when it comes to getting more fit, losing fat, getting stronger, etc. Let’s use the example of my lunch time walkContinue reading “No Effort Is Too Small”
Category Archives: Exercise
Deadlifts…. Everyone can do them.
When people hear the name “deadlift”, they have one of two reactions: you either get excited like me, or you are intimidated because you think it means that you are going to do this: Eddie Hall is a beast, Eddie also has trouble putting on his own shoes. I watched a documentary on him. HisContinue reading “Deadlifts…. Everyone can do them.”
A recent study was published that is now making its way around the news lately, and I thought I would touch on that. Here’s what you need to know: The study had 4 groups: Vigorous Resistance Training (RT) only High Intensity Interval Training only (HIIT) Combined light RT and moderate cardio Control group (that didContinue reading “Interval Training”
Home Gym Essentials
Whether you need to accumulate equipment over time, or money is not a concern, you can make a nice home gym on just about any budget. In my opinion, this list of equipment is a must: TRX Suspension Trainer This is where I would start. You can get the most versatility out of this “gymContinue reading “Home Gym Essentials”
What Exactly Is the Core?
When people talk about the core, they often think of just your abdominals. It is not that simple. The muscles of the core can be divided into three categories, the local stabilization system, global stabilization system, and movement system. The local stabilization system is made up of muscles that attach directly to the spine. TheyContinue reading “What Exactly Is the Core?”
Every year when January comes, people think about changing something about their lives and it is usually related to weight loss. As a personal trainer, it’s great for business, but I would also like to see changes to everyone’s lifestyles that make lasting results, year round so that the next year, you just keep doingContinue reading “Lasting Results”
Deadlift vs. Squat
Many people don’t know the difference and some use these terms interchangeably. There is a big difference between these two powerful lifts. The squat is a more knee dominant movement, placing great demand on the quadriceps. The deadlift is a hip dominant movement, requiring strength and mobility of the posterior chain of your body andContinue reading “Deadlift vs. Squat”
Training John vs. Jane
The most common response when meeting a new female client is “I want to tone up, but I don’t want to get bulky.” For the most part, training has the same effect of both genders. Training can help you improve strength, build muscle, lose fat, gain speed, build bone and other connective tissues, improve brainContinue reading “Training John vs. Jane”
Why Runners Should Strength Train
When I ask people about their workouts, I often hear “Oh I run to strengthen my legs”, and it makes me cringe. Nothing is wrong with running; you just are not maximizing your results if that is all you do. Here are the top 5 reasons why runners should do resistance training: Strength training willContinue reading “Why Runners Should Strength Train”
Running Shoes or Training Shoes?
Having trained hundreds of people in my career as a trainer, I have seen a lot of different shoes on my clients’ feet. The goofiest shoes I saw were by a certain company claiming to “help tone your calves and glutes” by simply walking in them. That statement was then retracted and the company hadContinue reading “Running Shoes or Training Shoes?”