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The 6 Missing Parts of Your Workout Plan
There are many places where a plan can fall apart. From the plan itself to the execution of that plan, we’re not all the most skilled doers. Planning isn’t something with which you are born. Someone has to teach you. This is why many people choose to hire a... Read more
Don’t Cross-train? Big Mistake. Here’s Why
The gym is full of dedicated people who show up day-after-day, year-after-year, only to shove the same body into the same clothes for their efforts. It’s sad, like really sad. Alright, not that sad… but pretty sad. What is sad is, nobody joins the gym to be the same person... Read more
Travel Workout Tools You Don’t Have to Pack
Despite the prevalence of workforce that telecommutes, the travel industry is growing. We travel today more than ever. Reason being, nothing will ever replace belly-to-belly sales or a good hug from someone from far away. Not only that but the ability to perform our jobs from anywhere has more people on... Read more
Runners: The 5 Best GPS Wrist Wearables of 2016
Up until recently, the challenge for most fitness trackers has been the exclusion of GPS. Most simply didn’t offer it, not without a paired smartphone. When you run, the last thing you want is additional weight, even the slimmest smartphone. Okay, that’s not really a running set-up… but silly, right? This year, every... Read more
5 Ways To Burn More Calories After You Workout
Workouts are one of the best ways to shed the fat, get in shape and kick your healthy habits up a gear. It turns out, however, that there’s a lot more that you could be doing. Your habits during your fitness sessions can determine how much energy you keep... Read more
Get a Grip: The Right Technique to Lift Anything
Nobody drives a car like I do, the right way. Nobody paints a wall, cuts tomatoes, tap dances, picks their nose… you get the idea. My way is THE right way. The concept of being “correct” could fill pages. Perspective usually has something to do with it. There’s the... Read more
4 Must Have Back Strengthening Exercises For Pelvic Tilters
When I was a actively training clients, looking for new clients, the easiest way for me to open a door was tell someone I knew they suffered back pain. Most people suffer back issues. It’s not just a modern phenomenon either. We’ve had problems with our spines since the invention... Read more
5 Fitness-related Things the Apple Watch 2 Doesn’t Do
No doubt, we’re fans of the Apple Watch Series 2. We’re fans of nearly anything wearable tech related, especially if it’s fitness tech. It’s what we do. That said, the Apple Watch Series 2 is a force to be reckoned with, but it’s not perfect in every way for... Read more
Exercise Versus Nutrition: Where Do I Start?
Ask ten fitness professional this question, get ten different answers. That’s pretty tough, considering it looks like an either-or kinda question. The further you get down your own pathway to health, the more you will see that the answer can get mucky. Don’t let that deter you. We’re gonna... Read more
Nixon Mission is the SmartWatch for Boarders Who Don’t Love Apple
Nixon, no stranger to watches, just dropped their new rugged smartwatch aimed at snowboarders and surfers. It’s a rugged beast, loaded with goodies for board sports enthusiasts. Is it the right fit, though? It’s no longer news that the new Apple Watch 2 packs GPS into a waterproof design. That... Read more
Get a Workout Partner; Get Results
Confession up front; I am not a person who likes to have a workout buddy. I’ll workout with someone else for time to time, but find that my sessions are more efficient, more focused when I’m solo. That’s me. I am an oddity. Most folks do not relate to... Read more
Hiring a Personal Trainer: Head Fake Behaviors
Let’s assume you understand you cannot teach yourself to lift like you taught yourself to play guitar. You understand you’re gonna need more than YouTube to understand the intricacies of proper technique. Please, don’t call it form. You need a trainer. The first thing you should do, if you... Read more
Face Off: Rear Squat vs Front Squat
Here’s a fun thing. At a social event where there is more than one gym rat, toss out a statement like this, “The back squat is clearly the best way to squat because that’s the one everybody learns first.” Then, take cover. Things ’bout to get cray up in... Read more