Can you Workout Daily?

One of the classic gym tales is that you shouldn’t workout multiple days in a row with the same muscle groups. This comes from bodybuilding, where you split muscle groups, hit them hard with lots of volume, and let them recover while you work other parts. For example, chest one day, then the next day […]

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Taking Time out to do the Little Things

I am training for powerlifting at the moment. Myself and a few clients want to check out what it’s like to go through a meet, so we are preparing now for a meet in the spring. I’m getting my main lifts in, some cardio, and some assistance work. However, I got away from the maintenance […]

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Sleep

I write a lot about sleep, because without enough of it most other things matter very little. I also think technology hurts our sleep quest, but it can be used effectively to help us as well. Lastly, I am a big fan of things you can do in 2 minutes that can make a difference. […]

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The Importance of Having an Activation Routine Before Golfing

Do you stretch before golf? I’d argue this alone isn’t adequate, and in some cases, may be counterproductive. If you are hypermobile, stretching may not be a good idea and could temporarily reduce your power. If you have to ask if you are a hypermobile, you’re not. For most of us, doing what I call […]

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What to do with a Slight Injury

If you feel something coming on, like a tight shoulder or elbow, should you just stop everything and let it rest? Recently I started lifting 6 days a week, quite intense. I want to do a powerlifting meet this coming spring. I’m not looking to be a world champ by any means, I just want […]

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Punch the Clock Workouts

Saturday mornings I do a group workout, where a lot of my members get together and we do a full body workout. They are usually a bit more intense than workouts during the week. The group generally brings up the intensity. However, last Saturday nobody was into it. It’s a natural part of workout life. […]

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Goblet Squat

Deload once in a while from heavy squats. If you’ve been getting after the weights, and you don’t have a planned deload week, it’s time you start. You can still workout, but go lighter and use movements that help build form. The 1.5 rep goblet squat is a great choice. It’s awesome for developing a […]

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Face Pull

  I consider this a recovery exercise. It helps move the shoulder blade in planes that not even rows can hit. Think of it as a balancer. With all the upper body work you do, it will help keep shoulders healthy. At the end of movement, think a flex pose like Arnold. 10-15 reps, medium […]

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To Ice or Not to Ice?

Article below is worth a read if you have iced injuries before, or have now heard that it is bad for you. As with almost anything, it depends. Just like in statistics, conclusions can be skewed in a way that gives into the reviewers bias. Research showing that icing was “bad” for you was interpreted […]

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Adjusting Workout Schedules Depending on your Recovery Levels

I’m the worst recover(er). I’m sore, like really sore, after most workouts regardless of intensity or volume. We can’t be good at everything! For some reason, I need more recovery time than others. Others can workout 6 days in a row, hard, and be relatively fine.   What can you do about it? Sleeping 7-9 […]

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