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5 Exercises to Improve Mobility
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Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily. High levels of mobility make your body more supple which leads to a decrease in chronic aches and pains. I like to think of mobility as being a blend of strength and flexibility. Simply being flexible without strength, or being strong without flexibility, means you are missing out on the benefits of having both. Developing mobility is not easy, especially if...
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The Myth of Discipline
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Self-control, discipline, will power. A lack of these is a common excuse for anyone who isn't achieving their health and fitness goals. But do fit, healthy people really have more self-control, discipline and will power than those who are not fit and healthy? I say no! From my personal experience I can down a whole tub of Haagen Dazs with the best of them. Leave me alone in a room long...
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Pros and Cons of Heels Elevated Squat
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To elevate the heels during the squat or to not elevate the heels during the squat, that is the question. I can answer that for you but first, do you want the short answer or the long answer? The short answer is, "It depends." It depends on what you're trying to accomplish, the end goal. It depends on the movements the lifter's body is capable of performing. It depends on...
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What Was Old Is New Again: How the Fitness Clubs of the 1800’s Are Making A Comeback
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We are currently witnessing a resurgence in the classic gyms from the 1800's and early 1900's. Believe it or not there was a time before the era of fancy, shiny and complex machines that has come to be synonymous with gyms of the late 20th century and early 21st century. Back before the days of the machines people used to use simple but effective equipment such as barbells and Kettlebells...
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10 Sneaky Things Making You Fat
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Losing body fat and keeping it off is still one of the most popular goals among people who workout. Countless articles and blogs have tackled this issue with some amazingly sophisticated information about how the physiology of the body metabolizes fat and how different training modalities affect this process. And all that information is great...but sometimes I fear it's a little too complicated for many and flies right over their...
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7 Squat Variations That Will Strengthen Your Lower Body
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The squat is one of the most foundational movement patterns that humans are capable of performing. Basically this movement has been ingrained in our DNA. Don't believe me? Take a look at a baby around one year of age who has just started to walk. When they want to pick something up off the ground they don't bend over at the waist with a rounded back like most adults do....
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