Monthly Archives: October 2008

Will Fruit Juice Make You Fat?

Last week on The Fitcast, the gang and I discussed fruit juice and how it’s gotten a bad rap as of late. First off, let me just say that there are far worse things that people could be drinking: soda, beer, battery acid, etc. At the very least, fruit juice will provide vitamins and minerals,… Read more

First Rule of Squatting: Make Sure Your Mom Is Around

Thought I would share this video that was sent my way a few days ago. Freakin hilarious. This brings back so many memories from when I used to train down in my parent’s basement last week when I was younger. Honestly though, this kid needs to grow a pair. The first rep looked “passable,” but… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday (Say That Three Times Fast)

1. Last week, while out to dinner with the boys from CP, Eric stated that I should man up and add a ton of sled work into my programming. Since I am basically banned from squatting for the time being (and because my knees hate me), I’ve decided that I do need to man up,… Read more

Exercises That Make Me Think…………Huh????

I received this e-mail from a friend of mine in Australia that I thought I would share with all of you since I found it pretty comical/absurd/or any adjective you can think of that would warrant my eyes hating me.*   With our certification process in Australia, the institutes all offer online education education assistance… Read more

Get Rid of the Hammer*

In his book, Low Back Disorders: Evidence-based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Dr. Stuart McGill mentions on several occasions that no back is alike. Nonspecific “backache” is nearly impossible to quantify and, even if it could be quantified, offers no guidance for intervention. Some backs suffer with discogenic problems for example, and will respond quite differently from… Read more

Excuses Are Like……

It never ceases to amaze me the excuses people will use to justify not going to the gym to train. Let me know if any of these sound familiar: “I have a hang nail.” “I’m just too tired.” “I forgot my gym shoes.” “I have a headache.” Honestly, whenever someone comes up with a lame… Read more

Strength Training Makes Your Knees Feel Better. Also, Water is Wet.

From Reuters Health: Strength training can help ease pain and improve physical functioning in people with osteoarthritis of the knee, a new review of current data confirms. In most of the studies, the researchers found, people showed improvements in pain, physical function, walking speed, and balance after undergoing strength training. The majority of studies used… Read more

Micellaneous Miscellany (Warming Up, Unstable Surface Training, and Tony Goes to NYC…..”

1. I read a really good article earlier this week written by Chris Cooper titled Warming Up to PR’s. One of my biggest pet peeves as a strength coach is when I see someone walk in, do their dynamic flexibility routine, and then walk over to the deadlift platform and load the bar up to… Read more