Todays blog is provided by Troy Groce. He is one of my personal trainers and specializes in a corrective approach to training. He is sharing some thoughts on rushing towards braces whenever something seems to be uncomfortable: [caption id="attachment_2022" align="alignright" width="300"] A brace is not always...

The diagonal lift on a cable machine is a great tool to work shoulders and core stability. What does the lift do? [caption id="attachment_1997" align="alignright" width="300"] Time to stop doing this and start working smarter[/caption] This exercise falls into a similar category as the "isometric pallof press" in that it...

The two most common goals people have when coming to a personal trainer are weight loss (fat loss) and weight gain (muscle mass). This blog is about the differences in training and nutrition. [caption id="attachment_1973" align="alignright" width="270"] Do you feel like our friend here sometimes?[/caption] What they...

We find that people are often obsessed with core exercises. I personally think they are important but for different reasons than slimming down the waistline, because that is the one thing core exercises don't do. [caption id="attachment_1967" align="alignright" width="300"] Unlike our model here keep you spine...

Many personal training clients come to me and ask what the easiest way is to lose weight or body fat. Well, in theory it is easy, in practice, it turns out that is not that easy after all! [caption id="attachment_1955" align="alignright" width="259"] Feeling Exhausted from Sitting?[/caption] You...

Can heat actually be harmful? In short, yes! Heat can be harmful and even be deadly if you do not take the necessary precautions. What happens when you exercise? The temperature of our deeper tissue is in a dynamic balance between heat loss / gain. If because of exercise...

7 Common Mistakes When Picking Up Weight Training. You don’t have a clear goal: No matter what you want to accomplish you have to have a clear goal. You might want to lose body fat, gain lean muscle mass, or improve strength & power. You have...

Football, or our favorite shows are upon us again. The kids are going back to school and the busy and hectic lifestyles resume. But sitting and watching our favorite shows or [caption id="attachment_1778" align="alignright" width="300"] You can use commercials as workout breaks[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1940" align="alignright" width="300"] you...

In one of my recent Facebook and Google+ posts I talked about the importance of maintaining spinal integrity during a squat. A lot personal training clients come to us had back, knee or hip injuries before. For a long time there was the believe that you...

Ankle sprains are pretty common. Many of us have had one and if you had one, there is a good chance you will have or had a second one. You step off the curb, step wrong just for one second, and bang, your ankle goes out of...

A lot of my personal training clients, myself included have had knee pain at some point and time in their life. You might remember this nagging pain under the knee cap, maybe off to the side. Some feel it just below the knee or they have...

I am going regularly to the park with my son. My son has low muscle tone. It is a condition that can severely slow down his learning of new movements and speech. Therapy is simple: move and be active as much as possible. What I observed Aside...