Pick the Fruit While Others Study the Roots
I read research papers on a regular basis. It helps me stay current in the field, but my approach to personal training is based first and foremost on the observations that I make "in the trenches", not by the observations of scientists. Often, it can take a while for science to catch up. Case in point, yesterday I received notification for the new issue of Journal ...
Exercise Equipment That Lasts A Lifetime
Take a look at the photo above. That's a client's home gym. He and his wife have trained with me for over 20 years. At first, they had only a small bench and a few dumbbells, but over the years, they've added to their collection (the hex bar you see in the background was a recent addition). Last week, my client was remarking how all the equipment gets used on a regular ...
I Can't Deadlift That Weight
On August, 13, 2016, I was hired by Natasha, a 30-year-old dentist who never touched a barbell in her life. Her goal was to put on some muscle size and strength and look like the fitness models you see in the magazines. Of course, I told her to focus on the process and let the outcome take care of itself. As I discuss in my book The Elite Trainer, if you want to look like a ...
Identical Twins, Non-Identical Aging
Last week I had an interesting observation when training my eldest client, who's about to turn 90 years old in March. Her identical twin sister was visiting from out of town and decided to join us. The difference in strength, mobility, function, and appearance between the two sisters was very evident. My client was doing whole-body dynamic stretching, high-rep sets of full ...
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