Do You Need a Pec Stretch in Your Program?

Do You Need a Pec Stretch in Your Program?

The chest or pectoralis muscle is a strong muscle that plays a role in various movements of the arm but also in the stability of the shoulder girdle. If this muscle is tight, adding a pec stretch to your program would be advisable. The pec major is a fan-shaped...
Using negatives in weight training

Using negatives in weight training

Some clients I train love exercise variations. They need constant change to stay mentally and physically engaged. They get excited seeing new movements added. Others feel very content and their preference is to stay with similar routines. I get it. There is a sense of...
Are You Missing Workouts? What to do?

Are You Missing Workouts? What to do?

Not everyday is going to go as planned. You forget your gym clothes. You have to work late. The new lasagna recipe you tried for supper upsets your son’s stomach and you get to see your masterpiece for a second time. Sh!t happens. These are not the circumstances...
Is the Health and Fitness Industry Broken?

Is the Health and Fitness Industry Broken?

In my 24 years of being a personal trainer I’ve never had those thoughts. Until recently. The health and fitness industry should be in place to provide education, guidance, motivation, encouragement and to help avoid injury and expedite goals. most of our info...
9 Things to look for in a Personal Trainer

9 Things to look for in a Personal Trainer

I want to share my views on finding a quality personal trainer and knowimg if the one you have now is right for you. Part one I discussed what a trainer shouldn’t consist of and below are some of the traits you want to look for. Most reading this probably have...
Pulling Exercises and Breathing

Pulling Exercises and Breathing

One of the oldest pieces of exercise advice is to exhale on exertion. This tends to hold true for most exercises like squats and chest presses but on many pulling exercises the breathing may be just the opposite. WHY? On inhalation the spine extends and lengthens. On...

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