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WHY TRAINING TO FAILURE IS KEEPING YOU FROM SEEING GREAT RESULTS

When it comes to training for failure, there will be quite a bit of it depends. With this blog post, I will do my best to cover the nuances, so bear with me. First, what is training for failure? There is a couple of ways you can define this. You can either do an exercise…

DON’T USE EXERCISE TO PUNISH YOUR BODY

Many people exercise so they can burn calories and lose fat. Unfortunately, this mindset is setting you up for failure.  How often have you heard others say, “I ate a ton of food yesterday and need to burn it off with today's workout”?  I will be honest I used to say this all the time…

A person doing a banded deadbug exercise for core stability.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 2

Here I am continuing with the discussion of your core workouts. If you have not read it yet, go and read part 1 on how to train your core better.   In the last article, I go into what the core is and how to train it in different planes of motion. I go into detail…

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…

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TIPS FOR YOUR SQUAT FORM

      In the last blog I talked about how squatting is important for your health. Today I want to help you be better with your squat form. Squatting involves multiple joints and muscles to complete the task. You want to make sure that you are moving with good form, having improper form can lead…

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SQUATS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HEALTH 

The ability to squat is a fundamental human movement that you have been capable of doing since you were toddler. It is much more than just an exercise, it is a skill that is necessary to perform certain activities. Losing the skill to squat will make life harder as you age.  So what is a…

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HOW DYSFUNCTION IN YOUR FEET CAN CREATE DYSFUNCTION IN THE BODY 

Your feet matter more than you realize. I will not go heavy with the anatomy but here are some numbers for you about the feet. There are 28 bones, 33 joints, 112 ligaments, 13 extrinsic muscles (superficial/surface) and 21 intrinsic muscles (deep muscles).  The foot has a rigid structure for weight bearing and it has…

Cardio for Heart Health, not Fat Loss

    Cardio sucks. Sorry to all the cardio bunnies out there who love it, but seriously cardio sucks. I know others feel the same way about it, and like them I used to believe cardio was this activity you did to get your heart rate up, breathing heavily, dripping sweat, and looking at your time…

WHAT IS YOUR MINDSET

What is your mindset with exercise? Another way to ask yourself is; What is your Why for exercise? The reason I ask is because your Why matters, and it will dictate how you will exercise whether it's good or bad. Ideally the mindset of exercise should be a positive one, helping you move better and…