Back To Basics

As the holidays approach the realization has come full force that I have not been practicing what I know. I have become a bit lackadaisical. With school recently back in session and work getting busier, I have been failing to follow through on things. When I first...

Etiquette

Yes even gyms have rules of etiquette and when someone is stepping over the line they need to be called out. Don’t be the jackass that does a set and sits on the machine, checks his phone, watches a video, texts his mom then does another half ass set and...

Take a Hike

I can’t think of a better way to get in a bit of exercise and fresh air that to take a hike. Weather you choose to hike through a scenic national park or a city park, a good brisk walk is good for the mind, body and soul. Depending on your existing physical condition...

Active Rest

An oxymoron or a terrific exercise concept? Both are correct.  Active rest is utilizing the time between exercises to do either another exercise or stretches that effect the muscles you are working. Another concept of active rest alternating workout days with...

The Core

You hear it all the time, gotta take care of the core, but what actually is the core? The most common belief is that the core is just the abdominal muscles, some school of thought will add in the back muscles, pelvic muscles even some shoulder muscles. Being a body...

Worst Exercise Ever, SLR

 I just can’t stay silent anymore. Every day at the gym I watch one member after another doing a straight leg raise, a roman chair leg raise or some variety of “sit up” (all hip flexion activities) , with the intention of working their abdominal muscles. Please stop...