As the baby-boomer generation continues to age, the mechanics of an effective retirement strategy are becoming an increasingly pressing financial issue for most. Whatever specific strategy one chooses, one universal concept at the foundation of every strategy is the need for a large financial “nest egg.” That is a large lump sum that can be invested, can earn you interest and income, Continue Reading about Your Body’s Physical 401K Account
If you have ever sat down and stood up out of a chair, then you have performed a Squat. If the movement is difficult for you, then you should probably start doing it a lot more often! The Squat is the most important exercise you can perform at the gym, but it is also a very natural and fundamental human movement that should be practiced and trained by everyone. The inability to Continue Reading about Functional Training – The Squat
The ability to pick up a heavy object that is lying on the floor is a necessary component of being a functional, physically fit adult. The inability to pick up heavy objects from the floor means that we are not truly independent. In other words, we require the assistance of others to help us perform a task that we could otherwise do for ourselves if we were stronger. A bag of mulch Continue Reading about Functional Training – The Deadlift
As a personal trainer and strength coach I hear from a lot of people on a fairly regular basis about all of the results they want from a training. People may want to lose 50 lbs of fat. They may want to add 20 lbs of muscle. They may want to remedy a host of metabolic issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or Type 2 Diabetes. So the next logical point of Continue Reading about Are You Doing Everything You Can???
When you walk into a gym, how do you know if the guy with “Trainer” or “Coach” on his shirt actually knows what he’s doing? As a member of the lay public, it may never even have occurred to you that there are differences in the level of experience and expertise among the people in these shirts. But it’s a very important question to ask, because the right answer makes the difference between wasted Continue Reading about Good Trainers vs Bad Trainers
Have you heard that rumor before? The one that postulates that women shouldn’t really get involved in heavy weight training because they might accidently “bulk up” too much? For years this false notion has prevented thousands of women – and even men these days – from undertaking an effective strength & conditioning program for fear that the barbell will transform them overnight into a Continue Reading about The Myth of “Bulking Up” in Women
A quiet revolution is transforming the way we think about fitness and health in the aging adult. It’s changing our concept of what aging is, how it should be approached by doctors and patients, and how its worst effects can be blunted or even reversed through an intelligent exercise prescription. Recent research and ample amounts of anecdotal evidence have turned old assumptions about Continue Reading about Healthy Aging is Strong Aging
Regardless of age, gender, or goal, just about every new client I start with would like to flatten out their stomach a bit and lose some body fat It’s normal and nothing to be ashamed of to want a flatter stomach and less body fat. Our society and culture have essentially decided for us that washboard abs are indeed the pinnacle of elite fitness. Go into any gym in the world and you’ll Continue Reading about The TRUTH about Fat Loss