Exercises You Should be Doing (Suitcase Deadlift)

I feel that everyone (read: this includes you) needs to learn how to deadlift. Thing is, many trainees are just not ready (lack proper flexibility and/or mobility) or just aren’t strong enough yet to perform a traditional barbell deadlift from the floor; otherwise known as a conventional deadlift. I’m often dumbfounded when I hear other… Read more

Real Men of Genius

You know those Bud Light beer commercials titled “Real Men of Genius?” Probably some of the funniest (yet true) commercials of all time. Examples include: Mr. Push Up Bra Inventor Mr. Over Zealous Foul Ball Catcher Guy Mr. King of the Karaoke Mic Well, I’m going to put my nomination in to Jorge Cruise (aka:… Read more

Rules to Dining Out

My girlfriend and I like to go out to eat on the weekends. Since being with her I have grown to appreciate the art of “fine dining.” I’m from a rather rural area in upstate New York where fine dining entails “all you can eat breadstick night” at The Olive Garden. Needless to say there… Read more

Archaic Nonsense

With the new year upon us, it’s inevitable that we’re going to be inundated with hundreds of commercials, talk shows, books, and articles dealing with weight loss. I just so happened to be perusing Yahoo the other day and came across a featured article by one of their health experts. In it, she explained that… Read more

Have a Clue….

A word of advice to any personal trainers who happen to read this blog: KNOW YOUR CLIENTS and what they’re capable of. I accompanied my girlfriend to a local gym yesterday because she’s looking for something that’s closer to home. Oh, how I miss working in a commercial gym and the plethora of material I… Read more

Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

There are only a handful of things in this world that really irritate me. 1. One is the fact that Paris Hilton is considered a celebrity. She can’t act: three words, “House of Wax.” She can’t sing: a rhinoceros passing a kidney stone would sound better than her. And she has no athletic ability other… Read more

Mobility vs. Flexibility

Surprisingly, many people mistake mobility and flexibility as being “one in the same.” In other words, they feel that if they’re flexible, they must have ample mobility (and vice versa). This couldn’t be further from the truth. Mobility: how a joint moves. Flexibility: length of a muscle. A perfect example demonstrating the difference between mobility… Read more

It’s Official….

As of this morning, I will officially be done with all of my Christmas shopping. I think my girlfriend is really going to love what I got for her. I mean what says “I love you” more than a years subscription to the Beef Jerky Flavor of the Month Club? I can’t wait for May… Read more