A personal trainer teaching how to do a unilateral leg exercise.

3 AMAZING UNILATERAL EXERCISES FOR STRONGER AND BETTER LEGS

Why unilateral exercise to build strength and size?  I go into detail on the benefits of unilateral training in an earlier blog post, which you can read here, What is Unilateral Training and Why it’s Important.  You can expect to get more than what you are looking for. Better stability, better mobility, and overall move…

WARM-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PERFORM BETTER

What is a warm-up?  A definition straight from the dictionary says this, a period or act of preparation for a game, performance, or exercise session, involving gentle exercise or practice. A couple of keywords should stick out to you, preparation and practice. Ideally, your warm-up should prepare you for moving your body.  The warm-up should…

a woman in black sports bra and shorts stretching her body near the cliff

TIGHT HIPS? TRY THESE MOVES FOR BETTER HIPS

Having tight hips is not fun.  When your hips are tight, it can cause all kinds of issues with the rest of your body.  If you look at the body, your joints have a pattern with stability and mobility. Your foot is for stability, and the joint above, the ankle, is made for mobility.  Continuing…

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 4 ANTI-LATERAL FLEXION

Welcome back to the discussion of your core and how to train them. This is the final installment of the core series, and if you are new and have not read the previous articles, you can check them out here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  This article will talk about anti-lateral flexion, what…

A personal trainer demonstrating a Palloff Press, a anti-rotational core exercise.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 3 ANTI-ROTATION

    Welcome back to Part 3 on how you can train your core better.  With today's article, I will talk about how you can get started with anti-rotation core exercises.  The last two articles were about anti-extension, in the supine and prone position. If you have not read those yet, go and read them here:…

Breathing

THE POWER OF BREATHING

    Breathing is a powerful force, without it there is no life. You can survive for hours without water, and days without food, but only minutes without breathing. On average, you will breathe between 18,000-24,000 breaths a day. With that many breaths in a day, you should pay attention to the quality of your breathing.…

A little girl hanging onto ropes for her exercise.

YOUR KIDS ARE WATCHING, WATCH YOUR ACTIONS

Playing in the gym YOUR HABITS DICTATE YOUR KIDS HABITS  First thing I want to say here is, I am no expert about kids or behavior. I am a dad and a personal trainer who wants what is best for my kids, and other parents and their kids. I have some thoughts and I have…

blood pressure

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW MIGHT KILL YOU

Blood pressure is vital for life. Without blood pressure your body would not be able to send oxygen and nutrients throughout the body or remove waste. Blood is able to flow through your body because of the difference in pressure. Blood pressure is dependent on 2 mechanisms:  Function of the heartResistance of blood vessels    …

power development

WHAT IS POWER DEVELOPMENT AND WHY EVERYONE NEEDS IT

Power development is not just for the athletes, everybody in some capacity displays power. To keep it simple, power is strength and speed, or to put in a physics equation, Force x Velocity. It is the ability to recruit a lot of motor units into movement, and being able to do it quickly. A great…