Many of you are no doubt familiar with Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare“, but for those who aren’t, here’s a brief summary. In the story an overconfident, and incredibly loudmouth hare is challenged ...Read the rest →
You’ve set your SMART Fitness Goal and set off on your fitness journey exuding confidence and determined to succeed. You’ve started eating healthier, hitting weights at the gym 4 times a week, and are actually starting to see some decent results. Then suddenly, and rather unexpectedly, your results just STOP.
You feel like you’re doing everything right, but for some reason it appears that you’ve hit some sort of fitness glass ceiling. Week after week brings lackluster results, if any at ...Read the rest →
One of the BEST things you can do to take your fitness to the next level is to take cardio machines off the pedestal, and grab some weights. The phrase “use it or lost it” really rings true when it comes to muscle mass, since age will eventually start robbing you of your lean weight at an ever increasing rate if you don’t take steps to combat the lean weight loss.
Enter my number one recommendation for anyone looking to get ...Read the rest →
If you’re a fit desk jockey who’s been active in the fitness arena for any amount of time, you’ve probably experienced the unforgettable bliss of the burpee. In my experience personal trainers LOVE to hand these puppies out like candy, and they’re especially generous and sadistic with them when you’re near the end of your session and are already fairly certain you’re tapping on deaths door. Like so many of my relationships in the fitness realm, the relationship I have ...Read the rest →
Now after reading the title, I’ll bet I can guess what most of you are thinking. “Epic rubbish!“
If you think I was implying that you can effortlessly suck away pesky ab fat with your Hoover, well then I’m right there with you, rubbish! Though I’d be willing to wager that a device like this will probably be sold at some point via late night insomniac infomercials, or perhaps it already has at one point or another. Remember the Hawaii Chair? ...Read the rest →
Ever stopped and wondered why Popeye, the incredibly strong spinach munching sailor, had such disproportionately large forearms? (yes, this is the stuff that keeps me awake at night) A strong grip is a likely result from working the muscles of the hands and forearms in a trade or profession that requires gripping things constantly, such as a concrete worker, a sailor like Popeye, or an aspiring super hero.
Many would-be muscle builders put the cart before the horse when it comes to building muscle by doing things like struggling like novices under the bench bar before they’ve ever even attempted a proper push-up. If you’re anything like me you still view push-ups as the sit-ups very evil twin. I know, I know. For many, myself included, the mere mention of the word ‘push-up’ conjures up dusty memories of sadistic elementary school gym teachers yelling “Drop and give me ...Read the rest →