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  “Sports specific training” is all the rage on social media. It is hard to see a day go by where I don’t see something gimmicky or flashy being done by a self-proclaimed guru trainer or “performance” coach. Sports spec ...
For a number of years, when I lived in an apartment in Arizona, I trained with a barbell and some weight plates out in the desert. I’d fit the barbell and plates into my vehicle any way I could. Training with a large variety of implements has always ...
  These days it looks like everyone has a voice because of social media. In fact, it is hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t. The amount of filtering that is required is now overwhelming. However, I do realize that there is a lot of g ...
  There are hundreds, if not thousands of running training plans out there. There are plans for every event from the 40-yard dash to ultramarathons, and all of them, to some degree, are effective. You can choose from plans that include three days of ...
Photo by Bev Childress   During our lifetime, the human body is constantly undergoing visible and invisible changes. Spiritual, intellectual, and emotional changes are among the most prevalent due to the experiences we have accumulated over a lifeti ...
  A new beginning, fresh start, reinvention, mulligan, or do-over are all terms that we tend to equate with major life changes—the beginning (or end) of a relationship, a move across the country, a new apartment or house, birth of a child, or ...
  Like most serious sports athletes, you’ll do whatever it takes to become successful. Because it’s important, you’ll find the time, make time, and commit to practicing specific sports skills, team practice/strategy sessions, condi ...
When it comes to well, anything these days, people are always looking to get the biggest and quickest “bang for their buck.” Workout-shopping is no exception. The more calories in a shorter amount of time, the better. Luckily, thanks to all of ...
  The warm-up is arguably the most important aspect of any fitness routine. A proper warm-up primes your nervous system and readies your circulatory and muscular systems for the workout ahead. The benefits of an effective warm-up do not to be reiter ...
  Whether you’re training for a marathon, triathlon, or bodybuilding event, you want your body to function at its very best. In order to get there we tend to push ourselves, but it’s also important to rest to regenerate. And the three mu ...
“Everybody’s working for the weekend!” I’m a millennial, so that is the only line that I know to this popular 80’s ballad. After that line, I just awkwardly hum the melody: “na na na na na na na.”   While the ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healthy fats which are used as energy fo ...
12-Week Fitness Program for Older Athletes: Week 1 - 6 Week Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 1 Bodyweight Strength and Endurance Circuit #1 Conditioning Workout #1 Bodyweight Strength and Endurance Circuit #2 2 Conditioning Workout #2 Bodyweight Strength and En ...
  No exercise is quite as feared, or revered, as the barbell deadlift. It is probably the oldest barbell exercise in existence. The day the barbell was invented, you can bet someone tried to pick it up off the floor. It is the obvious thing to do wi ...
  This strength cycle should help you prioritize overall squat, pull and press strength. The final week will be a test week of sorts, some lifts you will be allowed to max, others you will be given a set rep number to achieve at heavier weight. &nbs ...
  Snap! Pop! That is a common sound heard and felt within the elbow of a professional baseball pitcher. The cause is a torn ulnar collateral ligament. This elbow injury is commonly reported throughout the year during the baseball season. What goes l ...
Is it just me, or does it seem like all of the talk about fat-loss for the over 40 population is all about pills, powders, and potions? Why doesn’t anybody want to talk about good old-fashioned training and proper, balanced eating? It’s much m ...