Resistance Training

When Was The Last Time You Just Did It?

It’s Monday and I’ve just had a 3 day long weekend of too much eating, a bit too much drinking, and NOT ENOUGH EXERCISE! Yes, I am human! And I am just like you, and I can procrastinate along with the best of them– “the weather, the celebrations, the night before, I’m too tired, my …

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Stabilize Your Blades To Better Target Your Chest!

Did you know that during a Chest Press, if you stabilize your shoulder blades into the surface that your back is against, be it a bench, the floor, or stability ball, it enables your chest muscles to be properly and fully engaged throughout the movement.  This is done by bringing your shoulders down, back, and pinching the …

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Is Lifting That Last Rep Really The Best Thing?

I’m a big proponent of pushing past one’s self-imposed limitations, as many of us can fall prey to the “I Can’t Do Anymore” Syndrome, and thus falling short of our full potential and reaching our goals. This happens frequently, particularly when lifting weights. I often hear, “It’s too strenuous, the weight is too heavy, I can’t …

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Don’t Hold Your Breath!

How to Breathe Properly When Lifting Weights Have you ever held your breath while lifting a heavy weight, thinking that this will help you push out that one last rep?  While many of us think this is so, it isn’t always the best practice.  The problem with holding your breath through the lift is that …

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More Abs…

Ever wondered how those fitness professionals acquire those highly sculpted abs? If you’re eating clean and lean, (which is 80% of the work), and incorporating a few of these moves, you’ll be well on your way! Check it out!

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In Front or Behind?

How many times have you seen a fellow gym goer sit themselves down at the Lat Pull Down machine, perfectly place their hands on the bar, lean forward, tilt their head down, and then pull the bar BEHIND their head? Is this the right way or not? For those of you who are new to …

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How To Get Strong and Sexy Abs!

Everybody wants a great set of sexy looking abs! But how do you get them, you may ask? You do hundreds of sit ups, and the only 6-pack you can see are the ones in the beer store! The following are a few tips on how to get a great set of 6-Pack ABS: 1. …

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Are You Ready To Swing?

Golf season is right around the corner, and if I know golfers like I know golfers, than they are all chomping at the bit ready to get out there as fast as they can to get the party started! HOLD ON, NOT SO FAST! You may be brain-ready, but are you body-ready? Might I remind …

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Women and Push Ups

Have you ever said to yourself, “I can’t do push ups”? Or if when you have tried, you end up almost smashing your nose because your arms have given out–and thank god you weren’t that far from the floor when you started? So, for every woman that says they can’t, I say you can, and …

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Are You Ready To Renew?

There are 2 times of the year where we feel we need to renew our “vows” towards our health, fitness, and fat loss goals — one is in January…and yes, you guessed it, the other is in September! Holiday time is a time when we typically put our good health habits on the back burner, …

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