How to Stick to Your Fitness Plan

How to Stick to Your Fitness Plan

After several false starts and much consideration, many people finally decide to make a change and get fit, vowing that--this time--it's for good.  Only, it doesn't always turn out that way.  We know just getting started with a new fitness plan is the toughest hurdle to clear, but keeping your...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: 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
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
Killing the Cardio Bunny

Killing the Cardio Bunny

Walk into the gym on any given day and you might see the same six or seven ladies over on the treadmills. Some are sweaty and exhausted, counting down the minutes until the torturous task before them is completed. These ladies are workhorses that crack the whip on themselves day in and day out,...Read More