Archives of Fitness

Longevity VS Novelty

If you’re on any social media platform at all, you’ve seen an assortment of variations of exercises: drop sets, giant sets, supersets (yes they are different), accessories like chains and blocks, paused and pulse reps, using machines for a different purpose than their original design, etc. On top of that, there are about a million […]
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Trust But VERIFY The Process

You didn’t gain weight or reach the point you are at with your fitness level overnight, so logically your results won’t be achieved overnight either. Any pro in the fitness industry, from powerlifting to bodybuilding will tell you that remaining consistent with your programming and nutrition, and having patience are the most important factors in […]
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Bodybuilding and the Land of Extremes

Bodybuilding doesn’t fall into the category of ‘extreme sports’ like sky diving, motorcross, or windsurfing, but it has always been a sport that required a certain amount of “extreme” or “extraordinary effort”. Not everyone can do it. However, today it feels like it’s become the land of who’s the most hardcore or takes the most […]
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Still lifting?

One of the questions I get asked the most is if I’m still weightlifting/training and almost sarcastically, “is it safe to do that still”? Surprisingly, the myth that being pregnant means that you are no longer able to lift anything or work up a sweat is still being perpetuated. While there are certain instances where […]
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Has Social Media Killed Humility?

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. C.S. Lewis Social media basically consists of posts about Look how good I look Look at my cool stuff I have the best (spouse, job, boss, family) I am the best Except for any posts about dogs… doggos are perfect in every way […]
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Your 6 Pack Abs Do Not Mean You Have a Strong Core

Once upon a time as a personal trainer, my favorite thing to do was assess a client or possible client’s core strength. Not in the, how many horrible form crunches can you do in 2 minutes way, but in a functional way. We all know about the plank – the standard static core exercise that is […]
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Growth

In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow here’s a chance to grow. –Carol Dweck Physical growth, especially during childhood, is fast and effortless. A typical newborn weighs 6 to 8 lbs at birth, and by 6 months of […]
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Old School Training & How To Make It Harder

On the spectrum of adopting new technologies, products, or ideas, there are innovators and what they call “laggards”. For purposes of this blog, I prefer to call them “Old Schoolers”. I don’t like the term laggard because it implies that they are dragging their feet – when in fact doing things the traditional way can […]
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