The following are all great slogans but do they work? No Pain. No Gain. Feel the burn. Go hard or go home. Just do it. Don’t think. Run. The idea that “pain is gain” is as relevant as the belief the Earth is flat. If pain meant gain were ALL true, why is it that… […]
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What does it mean to Exercise Consciously? To Exercise Consciously is a… willingness to face inconsistencies in our thinking. to hear and examine the other viewpoints with an open mind. a desire to make time for unhurried study. an ambition to let go of old habits & adopting affirming practices. an eagerness and determination to serve […]
I’ve been a trainer for 20 years now. To stay interested, you have to take risks, be interested in people, think about the long game and don’t be afraid of failure.
All it takes is ONE injury to change your active lifestyle forever. Can you risk being laid up for a few days or weeks because of an athletic mishap?
These are the basic tips to get you through the first few races.
Virtually every gym has a foam roller and no one is using it. I swear by it. Foam rolling is an effective form of self-massage, neuromuscular facilitation and pain management technique.
Dynamic flexibility involves controlled stretching movements that improve range of motion, loosen up muscles, elevate body temperature and increase blood flow.
The Lunge is one of the most commonly performed exercises. It appears basic, but it is actually a fairly complex movement.
This morning I was on Fresh 102. 7, WCBS-FM (You can listen to it ONLINE,) to discuss injury prevention. Part of injury prevention is also cold weather acclimation. It is a New Year and sometimes mother nature doesn’t cooperate with our plans. Gym workouts are great but don’t be shy to workout outdoors. A cold weather workout can […]
As a training note, I have undergone a certification course for prenatal training. I always stay updated on the literature and have trained many pregnant women but that has always been in a group setting. In groups, you don’t always get the accountability aspect that you get 1-on-1. On Facebook, I published a photo in early […]