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A Unique Way to Target Your Glutes

A Unique Way to Target Your Glutes

I was lying down on the couch the other day and went to push myself off to get up. My leg was in such a position that it activated the crap out of my glute. You see, I was propped up on some pillows and the unique position I had my legs bent actually put ..read more..

Kettlebell Goblet Squat vs Kettlebell Front Squat

Kettlebell Goblet Squat vs Kettlebell Front Squat

It’s been a long time coming and I’m kicking myself for not doing this earlier, but I’m finally starting to film more Youtube videos. I’ve done a few in the past but I’ve never really spoke into the camera. So, here’s my first installment in helping you kick more ass in the gym and in ..read more..

Pro Athletes in the Gym Not Looking too Pro

Pro Athletes in the Gym Not Looking too Pro

It’s amazing what kind of stuff pops up on the internet. Tonight, this video popped up on my Facebook newsfeed http://youtu.be/uDawlrIeaVM – I can’t repost the video here because the option has been disabled. But here’s a picture:

11 Tips to Clean up your Deadlift

11 Tips to Clean up your Deadlift

Far too often I see terrible dead lift – or deadlift if your spell checker doesn’t autocorrect it ;) – form in the gym and online.  Often you won’t see this exercise because some local gyms won’t allow it or trainees are avoiding it because a) it’s hard work or b) they don’t want to ..read more..

4 Tips to Help You Perform Chin Ups

4 Tips to Help You Perform Chin Ups

This morning, my client, Phyllis amazed me and herself. I’ve been training her since June 2011 and when we started, she had difficulty performing pushups on a massage table (hands on the edge of a table, feet on the floor).  Not to put her down at all, but just to give you an idea on ..read more..

Q&A on Deadlifts

Q&A on Deadlifts

Q. At the start position of a deadlift should your elbows be locked? A. Yes. A good cue is to think of your arms like ropes and your hands like hooks.  The arms should stay locked and straight during the entire exercise.  There is no point during the deadlift where the elbows will need to ..read more..