Back pain and strength training can go hand in hand if you don’t know what to avoid or assess prior to starting a program. It’s important to know that with the right approach and knowledge, chances of back pain can be avoided all together.
It all comes down to putting in the work. Everyone wants the next new diet, training program or supplement that is going to promise him or her those elusive goals that they are after. Whether it’s the bikini body, super human strength or those washboard abs, it makes no difference – just do the work. Continue reading “Putting in work”
Let’s be honest, regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, at some point in your life I’m sure you’ve wanted or admired the toned arms of a friend, colleague or celebrity. You know the ones I’m talking about, the set of arms that will both stop traffic AND open tight jars! Women appreciate the well-toned and svelte arms of Frist Lady, Michelle Obama and men aspire to a be like Hugh Jackman in Wolverine. Continue reading “Arm Training Guide”
There are no shortages of new diets or nutritional experts that can help with your health and body composition goals these days. With expanding science and the ability to self monitor the effects of certain foods or macronutrients on your body, we can now effectively pin point what is going to be best for optimal results. Measuring biomarkers, such as blood work, body fat % and monitoring energy levels can give you factual evidence on what works best and doesn’t work at all for your body.
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“Think of your body like a bank. You go into debt every time you train or exercise.”
In today’s day and age, there is no shortage of information and anything that you need to know, can be found at the touch of a button or swipe of a smartphone. In fact, famous futurist author Brett King, said, “A child in Mumbai has access to more information on his smartphone than the President of the United States had 20 years ago.” Continue reading “Application trumps information”
You don’t have to look far these days to see or hear about people experiencing the negative effects of too much sitting down for extended periods of time – especially in the corporate world. Obesity, short tight weak muscles, limited range of movement and Netflix, can be all symptoms of too much sitting. Continue reading “How to offset all your sitting – tips included”
Late last year, a good friend of mine asked me to write him a program to help him get in shape for his upcoming wedding. I was chuffed at the opportunity to help him and to showcase my skills in this area, as I was very confident that I had all the tools to get him in the best shape possible. As a friend, I relaxed my approach and skipped some of the early steps to get straight into the nitty gritty of assessment and program design, as time was of the essence – we only had 8 weeks to prepare. Mistake ONE. After completing a movement screen, body fat analysis and a short dietary recall, I created the program and showed him how to perform all the required tasks. Continue reading “A maximum bang-for-buck program for the time-poor!”
Aiming for average or just above is one of the most uninspiring and least productive things that you can do in all areas of your life. Whether it’s for health, fitness, lifestyle, mindset or relationships, aim for the top 98% for better results. Continue reading “Aiming for average? Time to reset your targets!”