When I’m in the gym with my clients they will sometimes ask me if there is any significant difference between the squat and leg press with respect to the muscles involved and if they can get by with doing one or… Read More ›
Selecting A Personal Trainer
With my background in Physical Education and Sports Nutrition I have seen many individuals make their way into various disciplines that Physical Education/Kinesiology prepares them for. One such area is Personal Training. I have met some great personal trainers and others that should have chosen another line of work.
Workout Strategies To maximize the benefits of your valuable gym time it is imperative that you have a customized training plan prior to entering the gym. By knowing what you working on can have positive effects on the mind-muscle connection…. Read More ›
Reasons To Compete
It is interesting to watch some of the people attending a Bodybuilding/Fitness & Figure contest and hear the comments from them as they leave, noting they could have easily stepped onto that stage and claimed some of the shiny hardware.
Benefits of Strength Training
Lifting weights. Resistance training. Pumping iron. No matter what you call it, strength training is important for boosting the overall health and well-being of people of all ages and fitness levels. While strength training can seem a bit intimidating at… Read More ›
Training Tips for the Gym
Training Tips for the Gym Keep a Training Journal/Log: By using a journal to document your bodybuilding journey you can objectively and accurately assess your progress, identify trouble spots or areas of opportunity and plan realistic solutions to address those… Read More ›
Overtraining: One topic that seems to be avoided in the bodybuilding world more often than not is the topic of Overtraining. Some experts have estimated that at least 90% of all bodybuilders are in a constant state of overtraining. Most… Read More ›
Lunges – Building Upper Leg Muscles
As a personal trainer I am frequently asked how does the walking lunge differ from the stationary lunge – is one better than the other for leg development? Answer: The walking lunge works the same muscles as the stationary lunge, but the… Read More ›
When Should You Change Exercises?
Beginners make fast progress, even when doing the same workout week after week. Therefore, they should keep the same routine as long as that routine is producing results. Changing things too frequently creates negative interference, slows motor learning, and prevents… Read More ›
Yoga for Weight Lifters
I’m in the gym chatting with my fellow weight lifters. Several of us compete, so we talk training as we aim to improve. Form, technique and diet are discussed but often it kind of ends there. Flexibility and relaxation… Read More ›
Specific Training Tips to Break The Plateau
Specific Training Tips Incline to Build Your Chest: One of the number one pec builders is bench presses at 30 degree incline. Using proper form and feeling the stretch in your chest as you slowly lower the weight is very… Read More ›