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Thursday Q & A: Staying Fit At A Desk Job?

These days a lot of people spend the majority of their day in front of a screen on a keyboard. A Rockaholic named Garrett asked about how this affects your health for #ThursdayQandA . From a fitness standpoint, this presents two issues: first, you’re not burning many calories; and second, it’s...
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1 Minute Video Will Help You Supercharge Any Workout, Regardless of Exercise Selection

Every day in the gym, I see people wasting a lot of time and energy for subpar results (sometimes including injury!). It’s a shame. I don’t want you to waste your time or energy. Today’s #WeightRoomWednesday is about a concept called “time under tension” and another concept called “full range of...
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Bad Posture? Cranky Shoulders? Try this Simple Drill!

Working as a personal trainer, I see bad posture in people from all backgrounds and age ranges. This is one of my favorite “quick fixes”. (Quotes because it’s more of a “quick improvement” but that doesn't roll off the tongue as easily. Check out this post for a full run-down on posture. ) Goes...
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Traditional Cardio is Boring... Try This Instead For More Benefits (and Fun)

Maybe it's my ADD but most traditional cardio just doesn't do it for me. Especially if I'm inside on a machine. That, and my knowledge of the human body and exercise science, are why I love this sequence! It builds muscle, boosts mobility, AND gets your heart rate up. It’s great by itself at home,...
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Thursday Q and A: “Suggestions For Getting Rid of the ‘Dad Bod’...?”

You don’t need to be a dad, or even a dude, for this stuff to apply. It’s basically for anyone who thinks they’re too busy to stay in shape. The “dad bod” has become a phenomenon lately. It’s a badge of honor for some, but not for everyone. Recently a Rockaholic named Chris messaged me looking for...
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Get Stronger Without Risking Injury: "Adding More Weight" Isn't the Answer.

Take a look at that header photo. You can tell by the look on my face I’m really working hard, even though 25 pounds is not a ton of weight for me to curl for 4 reps (which is the amount I did in today’s “photo shoot” with my homie Will). I probably could’ve handled 40+ pounds relatively easily...
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Why The “Perfect” Diet Might Actually Be a Bad Idea

Yesterday I was talking about sugar with a client who recently met with a registered dietician. The dietician told her to avoid refined sugar, which is definitely good health advice. Let’s get that out of the way up top. Dieticians know their sh**. I am not one, but I also know some sh** that's...
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Tight Hips May Be Causing Your Low Back Pain… If So, This Can Help!

When people have low back pain in 2019, it’s commonly a result of their hips not moving enough. If you sit a lot and have low back pain, moving your hips through their full range of motion like this may be helpful. Obviously I’m not a doctor or a physical therapist, but as a personal trainer, I...
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Bodyweight Exercise is Great, but Traditional Burpees Suck... Try This Instead!

When most people think of “working out”, they usually think it’s gonna take 10+ minutes just to get to the gym… I say screw that! You’d be better of spending 10 minutes doing this #FridayFlow (the first time I’ve done one in jeans!): It resembles a burpee, but is way better. By combining squats and...
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Thursday Q and A: What Supplements Should I Take?

Supplements are a big deal these days. Whether you’re looking for an extra edge on top of all the work you’ve put in, or looking for a short-cut, you’ll probably consider them at some point. Rockaholic Jake is in the first group, and hit me up for some advice. As usual, I cleaned up my response a...
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