Every athlete has some weakness.
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I like training sports athletes. It’s fun to create a program for people with sport-specific performance as their goal. It’s a diversion from my usual efforts to make a male athlete “buff” or a female athlete “toned.”
The tyrannosaurus rex wouldn’t have liked pushups. That’s because it had short arms.
Pistol squats are one of those exercises that can be intimidating at first. But with today’s modifications you can ease your way into them.
One burpee is not so bad. A few burpees are tolerable.
The more you know, the better you can perform your job. Legal and medical professionals often are required to take continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on research and findings.
Shoulder pain can be the force that halts your physical activity and curtails your goals. It may start small and slowly build. Trauma also can be a source of shoulder pain.
The Super Bowl marks the end of football season for fans and athletes alike. But that doesn’t mean you can’t train for next season, as an energetic fan or an up-and-coming player.
Jump stretch bands are starting to appear in gyms.
Believe it or not, some people actually use their abs as a lure to the opposite sex. Worse yet, some think that if they never achieve six-pack definition, they are lacking a crucial element to hooking the right fish in the ocean of compatible mates.
Pain is a wonderful teacher. It instills a sense of caution and respect for our surroundings.
Two-minute sets. That sounded easy. By the fourth set I was worn out; lying on the gym floor exhausted! My love for the battle ropes was born.
Minigolf as a kid and some long drives out in the desert as a teenager are about the extent of my golfing experience.
Sore for days. My first day using a suspension trainer seemed easy until I tried to roll out of bed the next day.
I recently took an impressive continuing education course with the Stretch to Win Institute. Owners Chris and Ann Fredrick have spent a few decades researching and perfecting their stretch techniques.
Laura Salcedo is an accomplished trainer. She started as a group exercise instructor and has since moved into personal training.
New Year’s is about fresh beginnings and new goals. I have a couple of goals for you this year. I challenge you to be able to do one unassisted pullup and/or one body-weight squat by next year.
Barbells are a great tool for exercising. You can use them for squatting, dead lifting and pressing. Did you know that you can also use them as a mobility tool?
Squats and shoulder presses are hard enough when done as isolated movements. Let’s see what happens when we combine them into one movement, the thruster. The results may surprise you.
Getting out of your seat and jumping around is a low-tech way of getting the heart pumping and the body moving. That is the first step to getting in shape. Get moving. Plain and simple.
L-Sit is a powerful gymnastic basic. Gymnasts pass through the L-sit a few times during a routine as a transitional movement. It is a demonstration of strength, stability and virtuosity.
Confusing “show muscles” with “go muscles” is a frequent mistake in the fitness culture.
I remember when I couldn’t perform one pullup.
The word accessory can mean different things to different people. I think of car parts. Bolting new components to an engine, upgrading the wheels and tires or installing a hands-free radio. Maybe some window tint to abate the Las Vegas sun.
Few things are worse than a spastic cat.
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