Learning how to deadlift properly is important to decrease the chance of injury and to increase the amount of weight you can lift. The deadlift is one of my all-time favorite exercises and I believe almost everyone should learn how to deadlift. By including the deadlift in your training you can make quicker changes to […]
Bruce Lee said it best, “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Feeling overwhelmed by the boatloads of training information available nowadays? Instead of worrying about what you should add to your training program, 3 sets of 10 vs. 4 sets of 8, whether to use 75 seconds or 85 […]
Winters in Wisconsin are brutal. They’re cold, snowy and there can be days on end when you wonder if the sun actually exists. Having lived in Wisconsin my entire life (Besides a 3 month internship in San Diego – Am I crazy for coming back?), thoughts of warm, sunny places run through my head daily during […]
Each week I review articles in four categories: fat loss, nutrition, strength training and health and wellness, giving you the Just Go Tips from each article to save you time and help you take action. [ois skin=”5″] 9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters by Dan John Dan John has been lifting since 1965 and has been a strength coach since […]
Each week I review articles in four categories: fat loss, nutrition, strength training and health and wellness, giving you the Just Go Tips from each article to save you time and help you take action. [ois skin=”5″] 10 Things Beginning Lifters Should Know by Bret Contreras For beginning lifters the weight room can be a scary place! To alleviate […]
Each week I review articles in four categories: fat loss, nutrition, strength training and health and wellness, giving you the Just Go Tips from each article to save you time and help you take action. [ois skin=”5″] Avoid Newbie Pitfalls by David Allen Beginner exercisers make lots of mistakes and I see them every week at the gym. If […]
We all have different amounts of time we would like to spend on exercise, but this variation can create some difficulties. The biggest problem that arises from our varied lifestyles is deciding what type and how much exercise will give you the best bang for your buck – helping you get your desired results. Of […]
I always seem to get the same, discouraged, look when I tell my clients we are doing push ups.
This is understandable – push ups are difficult for a lot of people, especially beginners and women, so of course people are hesitant.
However, the benefits of push ups are too great not to include them in your own workout program – regardless of your ability level.
I’m a huge fan of exercise – big shocker, I know.
In general, doing some exercise is better than doing no exercise, however, the type you choose can go a long way in determining the results you get.
As a personal trainer I’ve seen way too many people only do aerobic training. They’ll hop on the elliptical for an hour or a half hour a few times a week and that is it for exercise.
You haven’t worked out in years.
Heck, maybe you never have worked out, but now those years of sitting around on the couch are starting to show big time.
Now, those bad habits you accumulated over the last decade or two of your life have lead to you not only being overweight, but also having health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
Does the idea of getting back in shape seem impossible to you?
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