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Age Is But A Number

November 1, 2017 3 Comments
Age Is But A Number

Age IS just a number. It’s the number assigned to you to represent the number of years you have been alive on this Earth. That’s it! Some have higher ages than others, some younger. But here’s the thing. No matter how much you want to try and “slow” it down or “defy” it, it’s going […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 2 – Common Strength Training Mistakes to Avoid

December 11, 2014 1 Comment
12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 2 – Common Strength Training Mistakes to Avoid

(This is Part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Even before my days as a fitness professional, I spent a lot of time in gyms, including backyard, basement, garage, as well as brick and mortar buildings. Through my own experiences and […]

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Do Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men?

November 2, 2014 1 Comment
Do Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men?

Who’s stronger? Who’s smarter? Who is more fit?? The battle of the sexes has raged on for years and will most likely continue as the years go by. However, when it comes to fitness it really does come down to the science. There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight […]

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6 Exercise Mistakes You Could Be Making 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 12

December 19, 2013 0 Comments
6 Exercise Mistakes You Could Be Making 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 12

(This is the final segment of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) One of my favorite sayings is “That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.” I find it both motivating and powerful at the same time and it can apply […]

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Successful Resistance Training 101 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 9

December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Successful Resistance Training 101 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 9

(This is Part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) As someone who has spent a lot of time in the gym, I can honestly say that no reality TV show has anything on the things I’ve seen in the weight room. […]

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7 Reasons Why Women Need to Strength Train

May 30, 2013 1 Comment
7 Reasons Why Women Need to Strength Train

Statistically, more women train with weights today than they did 10 years ago.  Unfortunately, the myth still perpetuates that strength training (aka resistance training, weight lifting, weight training, etc.) leads to big, bulky muscles in women and creates a masculine look instead of the sleek, sculpted feminine look that so many desire. So in an […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2011 – Day 7: Four Strength Training Tips For Real Results

December 18, 2011 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2011 – Day 7: Four Strength Training Tips For Real Results

(This is Part 7 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) Strength training, weight training, resistance training – whatever you want to call it, is an essential key component to any fitness program. Without it, there’s no way to get stronger; no way to combat […]

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My Top 10 Most Useless Pieces of Exercise Equipment – #1 The Shake Weight

May 20, 2011 0 Comments
My Top 10 Most Useless Pieces of Exercise Equipment – #1 The Shake Weight

(This is the final in a 10 part series in which I am reviewing some of the products sold as exercise equipment, fitness solutions, etc. on infomercials, magazine ads, and cable shopping networks.  Unlike most of the ads for these products, this isn’t based on a double blind, major university backed study.  It is simply […]

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The 12 Days of Fitness – Day 8 – To Lift Or Not To Lift? That Is The Question

December 19, 2009 0 Comments
The 12 Days of Fitness – Day 8 – To Lift Or Not To Lift?  That Is The Question

Strength training, resistance training, weight training, weight lifting – they all mean the same thing.  All of these terms are used to describe any exercise in which an external resistance is pushed, pulled, raised, or lowered from or towards the body.  For most, dumbbells and barbells come to mind.  But weight training could also include […]

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Putting Female Weight Room Fears to Rest

November 11, 2009 0 Comments
Putting Female Weight Room Fears to Rest

The weight room of any health club today is a far cry from the early days of bodybuilding. It generally still remains a secluded room where the sounds of iron “clacking” and grunting and groaning begin and echo throughout the building. The basics are all still there: barbells, dumbbells, benches, racks, mirrors, etc., but thanks […]

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