7 Tips to Ease Your Fitness Frustration

7 Tips to Ease Your Fitness Frustration

Making a commitment to fitness is a big deal.  After all, you are improving yourself.  If you're anything like me, you go into new situations with preconceived ideas and high expectations of success. Talk about pressure.  Getting fit is hard enough without putting unnecessary stress on ourselves. While I can't...Read More
5 Steps to a Better Workout: Upgrade your Gym Routine

5 Steps to a Better Workout: Upgrade your Gym Routine

In a workout slump lately?  Just not feeling it?  Sometimes a little break from the gym is all it takes to reignite your fitness fire.  But what happens when that doesn't work?  Try these 5 steps for a great workout, and watch that slump disappear. #1 Fuel Up If your workout problems...Read More
How to Get Your First Pull-Up and Beyond

How to Get Your First Pull-Up and Beyond

  Want a smaller waist?  Without dieting?  Focusing on building your back and shoulders is the way to go.  The wider your upper body, the smaller your waist will appear. This look, also known as a V-taper, is much sought after among bodybuilders and average Joes alike. If you want the illusion of a smaller waist, it's time to...Read More
Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

If you've been following my squat series, Crafting a Successful Squat, then you already have a great base of knowledge for squat success. But sometimes knowledge is not enough.  Unfortunately, squatting doesn't come naturally for everyone.  And if you've been following along, you know this already. So let's take a...Read More
Vlogging it Today

Vlogging it Today

Crafting a Successful Squat: Squat Setup & Execution I thought I'd try my hand at a vlog post today.  It's far easier to discuss this topic with a video.  This is the second installment in my series Crafting a Successful Squat.  I've also published a written version that accompanies the video,...Read More
Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Many videos on YouTube, and much of the squat advice found online, will treat the squat with a one-size-fits-all approach.  These "squat tips" often miss the mark because the squat is not a one-size-fits-all situation. There are definite squat rules that should be followed, but squat tips must be taken with a grain of...Read More
The Evolution of a Squat

The Evolution of a Squat

It took many years, but I finally have squat form I can be proud of.  It amazes me because I really thought I was never going to be able to squat correctly.  There are many factors that go into a proper squat.  I've lined them out in a series called Crafting...Read More
Weight Training Programs: Rep Ranges & Goal Changes

Weight Training Programs: Rep Ranges & Goal Changes

When it comes to weight training, there are many programs to choose from.  So many, in fact, the task of picking the right one can feel a little overwhelming. While a self-written exercise routine is okay, a professionally structured training program is often the best way to go.  Before even attempting to wade...Read More
Weight Training: Your Insurance Policy

Weight Training: Your Insurance Policy

Recently, my sister-in-law asked me how I eat so "hearty" but still maintain my figure.  She said she noticed that I'm not shy about going back for seconds and I tend to clear my plate.  Well, the first answer that popped into my head was, "I lift weights.  It's like...Read More