I’m writing this post on the plane flying back from a trip to Tampa with my wife and kids. We went to visit my mother-in-law and made a quick stop at Universal Studios in Orlando. I did not plan on going to the gym this trip just wanted to walk easy for an hour each morning and planned on watching my carbohydrate and sodium intake while try to eat as healthy (…)
I started playing guitar a year ago and just bought my seventh guitar last week. When I was trying to play this new Gibson SG, I was hit with a realization that this new guitar is not going to make me play any better than the six other guitars I bought over the past year. This made me think of different clients and people I have met in the gym over the years who keep looking for the magic pill to weight loss and a flat stomach (….)
Bodybuilders have been using pre-exhaustion successfully for over 40 years. If you’ve been going to the gym and training your back with chin-ups, lat-pull downs or seated rows but feel that your arms are getting tired before you fully exhaust your back than you might want to try pre-exhaustion (….)
I’ve been keeping diet and training journals on my personal training clients and myself for over 20 years. Every now and then I look back searching for consistent patterns of successful weight loss. When I look back on all the different diets we’ve tried there was a realization that Protein, Fat and Vegetables seems to be the way to go for losing weight (…)
There are many benefits to icing your injuries. Icing is a proven way to decrease inflammation and swelling, and reduce pain. In this video, I will show you how to use a Dixie cup to give yourself an ice massage.
Using a Dixie cup is a great way to ice any part of the body. It works particularly well for tennis elbow and all tendinitis injuries (…)
When you start an exercise program at the gym it’s a good idea to vary the tempo (speed) of the different exercises you’re performing. If you want to build a healthy body and your goal is to improve your overall fitness level, it will be to your advantage to vary the tempo of movement to better achieve your goal. A typical gym workout (…)
A new study found a correlation between eating a Mediterranean diet and lower risk of brain damage. A Mediterranean diet is made up of mostly vegetables, legumes, fruits, fish and monounsaturated fatty acids like olive oil with moderate amounts of alcohol. The study...
I’ve been writing this blog now for over six months and beside training clients, I spend a lot of time researching health topics and looking at numerous health/fitness blogs on the internet. I’m always looking for innovative fitness sites that are contrarian to...
My two favorite types of workouts have always been short and hard, or long and easy. The type of workout I don’t like are those that are in-between or what I like to call “hybrid style”. Hybrid training is when you exercise moderately hard for a long period of time trying to accomplish everything in one workout (…)
A study was just published showing how three months of soccer practice twice per week significantly reduced blood pressure, resting heart rate and percent body fat in inactive men with high blood pressure. This experiment pointed out that playing a sport like soccer...