Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
- Right now we've got training experts who don't train anyone and
strength coaches who've never competed in anything. Would you
take business advice from someone who doesn't have a business
or isn't making any money?
- I think personal training is much more difficult than working with
athletes. We've got 2 hours per week to counteract the other 166
hours of the week. It's not a good ratio to try and make changes.
- The trap-bar deadlift is probably the best lower-body exercise.
I think it's clearly the best bilateral exercise, since you're engaging
your erectors and your traps much more than in a squat.
- And another thing: stretching doesn't have to take that long. You
don't need to go to a yoga class. Just stretch your major muscle
groups like your hamstrings, groin, hip flexors, lasts, and pecs.
Shouldn't take more than ten minutes. When you realize later
on that all the injuries you're going to get are because certain
muscles get too tight or get knocked out of alignment, you'll thank
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Saturday, September 04, 2010
We’re in month number nine of 2010, yet some of us have yet to lose the weight we initially set out to. Why hasn’t the scale moved the way we’d like it to? Here are some potential reasons why:
· You’re UNDER-estimating your caloric intake- I’m not saying it’s time to start calorie counting, but I do think constructing a nutrition journal should be in your future. Seeing your potential oversights in writing may open your eyes more than you think. Aim for a high intake of vegetables, lean protein, and good fats.
OVER-estimating your caloric expenditure- Once again, I don’t know that counting the exact number of calories is necessary, but I do think it’s crucial for SO many people to increase their exercise intensity. It’s admittedly disheartening to look around the gym (both in the cardio rooms and on the main weight room floor) and seeing so many people not pushing themselves. Your training sessions should contain moments of “temporary discomfort.” If they don’t, you simply aren’t working hard enough. Put down the novel and push it!
· - ENDOCRINOLOGY- If you truly are working your butt off and eating perfectly yet aren’t seeing any positive changes, it may be in your best interest to give your doctor a call. Your hormone levels may need to be examined. While this is typically the last resort, it sometimes is necessary.