Fitness Tip of the Week #21 How to best do a Pull-up

I read a statistic that said most Americans can’t do a complete, correct pull-up. Maybe you are one of those people, and if you are, it’s ok. A correct, fully unassisted pull-up takes a lot of strength. It is a great move that all strength training routines should take advantage of. But, if you can’t […]

Exercise of the Week #41 Kids Lunges

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK #41 LUNGES FOR KIDS We now move to a lower body move for the kids. Lunges are in our opinion the best choice for lower body strength. For kids especially it has some many beneficial components such as balance, flexibility, power, and of course strength. Try different variations of the lunge […]

Muscle Memory, Fact or Fiction?

I spoke with a client the other day who had started running again for the first time in a long time. She used to run quite a bit in the past but has not done any now in over 4 years. She tried to go for a few runs this past week and said that […]

“I Need Better Flexibility in My Hamstrings, Where do I Start?”

Another great example that we get asked all the time. How do I increase flexibility in my hamstrings? It comes from many different sources when people ask us. “My Doctor tells me I need better flexibility in my hamstrings to help with my low back pain.” “My Golf Instructor tells me that increasingly my hamstring […]

Does Wearing a Weight Vest While Doing Cardio Help?

Recently I purchased a few weight vests for the weight training classes I teach. Several of the guys in the class were at the point that doing pull-ups and chin-ups were taking all day since they were doing sets of 20 or more. The weight vests provided the perfect amount of resistance to help them […]

Are Weight Training Machines Really Worth it?

For the many years I worked in the Bally’s and Gold’s Gym worlds I noticed how incredible dependent on machines everyone was. The facilities were wall to wall equipment so I guess it only made sense but I noticed the incredible amount of people who used the weight training machines as opposed to going to […]

Flexibility in the Spine, don’t Lose it!

The ability to maintain mobility in your back or more specifically for this post, your spine, is something that when you are in your 20’s you do not think about all that much. Well ok I actually did think about it quite a bit in my 20’s but I am fairly passionate about health and […]

What is the Best Position to do Overhead Presses?

Great exercises can go terribly wrong if you do them from an anatomical position that is not safe for your body. Overhead press moves like Military Presses are a great tool for adding strength to the muscles of the deltoid and thoracic back. However many people choose to do these moves from either a seated […]

Fitness Tip of the Week #15 Make sure to Breathe!

Proper breathing techniques are often overlooked when it comes to lifting weights. Most people never think about their breathing when they are lifting weights; it usually never crosses their mind. For the most part, it doesn’t seem to be a big factor. Yet, using the right breathing patterns as you lift will have a big […]

Should I do a Kneeling Pushup or a “Regular” Pushup?

For all my life I have heard that to do pushups on my knees meant I was doing “girl” pushups. As a kid of course I believed this so I, being the studly kid I was, did pushups from my toes. Well, like many other lies that guys fall into, this one made me do […]

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