Crunches=Waste of time.

If I had to make a list of the worst things that people do in the gym, it would look like this. 1. Talking on their cell phone while exercising. I will never quite understand this. Seriously, you can’t live without your phone for an hour? 2. Wearing sunglasses. Why? 3. Staring at the tv… Read more

Training for the Circus

If I never see a BOSU ball again, I would die a happy man. Unless you’re training to be part of the circus, I really feel that this foo-foo piece of equipment has no place in a healthy individual’s training program. I hear a lot of personal trainers tout that using a BOSU ball is… Read more

Dietary Protein and Your Kidneys

If I hear one more registered dietician or physician mention that diets high(er) in protein are dangerous, I am going to go postal. First lets make of a list of things that ARE dangerous: 1. Putting your finger in an electrical socket 2. Swimming in a pool full of sharks. 3. Responding “yes” whenever your… Read more

Smart from the Start (Part I)

Here’s a little list of fitness/nutrition concepts, ideas, techniques, habits, etc that I feel EVERYONE should be incorporating into their daily repertoire. If you disagree, tough noogies. This is my blog, so I can say what I want. And of course, I am right…;o) 1. Learn to train MOVEMENT PATTERNS and find structural balance in… Read more

Excuses…

Excuses. I hear them all the time. Comes with the job of being a personal trainer I suppose. I am often amused when I overhear someone making excuses as to why they aren’t getting the results they had hoped for. Sorry folks, but going to the gym to walk on the treadmill for 60 minutes,… Read more

Starbucks=Liquid McDonalds

The following is an excerpt of an article I wrote that originally ran on t-nation.com, titled Dieting Disasters. To Read the entire article, click here: Ditch the Calorie Containing Beverages!!! This is usually the very first thing I tend to “tweak” when I start with a new client. Unless someone is actually trying to put… Read more

Lower Back Primer

It’s been said that up to 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetime (ouch). As a trainer, I am asked all the time what are the best movements in the gym one can do to strengthen their lower back. How’s this for a paradox: Dr. Stuart McGill (author… Read more