Single Leg Good Mornings

This week I want to highlight the Single Leg Good Morning. If you had told me a year ago I’d be writing about a Good Morning, I would have told you were out of your mind. I’m very open to trying new exercises, but I’ve literally never done a heavy bilateral Good Morning, and I have no intention of ever doing so. Given my history or back issues, I just can’t justify it in my mind. That being said, the Single Leg Good Morning is a completely different animal, mainly because the loads pale in comparison to the bilateral version. [...]

2012-02-15T13:12:57+00:00

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 69

I’ve got an awesome video compilation for you today, but first, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has already contacted me in the past day about doing Online Training. I was overwhelmed and flattered by the volume of messages I got between yesterday and last night from all over the world in such a short amount of time and I look forward to hearing from more of you. Moving on, I’ve got another awesome video with 20 videos from the past week. I left my own stuff out of it, but I actually uploaded five new [...]

2012-02-14T06:56:07+00:00

Online Training Is Now Available

Just like the title suggests, online training is now available. Well actually, it’s been available for about eight months, but I haven’t openly advertised it and I’ve been doing in on an inquiry-only basis. This weekend though, I received a bunch of inquiries and realized that I should probably make a quick post. I’ve actually considered making a special tab at the top of my site but have resisted because I want to keep the numbers pretty low. Right now, in addition to the online clients I’m currently working with, I’m going to open four more spaces: two starting as [...]

2012-02-13T11:49:47+00:00

Good Reads For the Week: 2/11/2012

Well, this is the first real weekend without football in a long time, and I’m already feeling lost. The good news is that without football, I have more time to get other stuff done on the weekends (i.e. more reading and writing), BUT, I miss football. In any case, I’ve put together one of the best article compilations I’ve done in a while, so if you’re a fellow football like me and looking for something to take up your time, I’ve got you covered. Before I get to the list, I want to remind you to join my new Facebook [...]

2012-02-11T09:56:55+00:00

End of the Week Randomness

It’s the end of the week and I’m feeling a little all over the place. Rather than fight it, I’ve embraced it with some end of the week randomness. It all made sense in my mind…sort of. 1. Ooops! In my blog post yesterday (cool single leg trap bar deadlift if you want to check it out), I mentioned that it was the last day to buy John Romaniello’s Intermittent Fasting program on sale before the price went up. Well, yesterday afternoon I was informed that I was wrong and the sale actually goes through today (Friday) at midnight. My [...]

2012-02-10T07:15:27+00:00

Single Leg Trap Bar Deadlifts

Today I want to share an exercise with you that I started using as a means to train my “good” leg while I rehab my knee: 1 Leg Trap Bar Deadlifts. The name is pretty self-explanatory, so I’ll first show you what it looks like and then say why I like it. This is a really a hybrid exercise in every sense. I consider it a mix between a trap bar deadlift, single leg squat, and skater squat. Is it knee dominant or hip dominant? I think you could make a good case for either. In the end, I don’t [...]

2012-02-09T06:53:18+00:00

Intermittent Fasting: A Female Perspective

Yesterday I made a blog post sharing some of my thoughts about intermittent fasting and saying how I plan on giving it a try. I received a lot of great feedback from people who have done it or are currently doing it, and I am even more convinced than before that it’s worth a concerted try. One thing I noticed, however, was that pretty much all of the feedback came from dudes. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I thought it’d be cool from a dudet as well. With that in mind, I want to share a guest [...]

2012-02-08T04:43:22+00:00

Thoughts On Intermittent Fasting

Two weeks ago, I made a blog post asking a simple question: What is the biggest thing holding you back from your fitness goals? I received a ton of great responses, but by far the biggest answer was….DIET. More specifically, it was CONSISTENCY with the diet. A lot of people eat well for a little while only to undermine their efforts with an all-out binge fest that cancels out a lot of the progress you made. Sound familiar? There are a ton of good diets out there that will help you to get lean, build muscle, and do whatever else [...]

2012-02-07T00:00:29+00:00

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 68

Let me start by saying that I’m not in the greatest of moods right now. I was all hyped to watch the Patriots take it to the Giants and, well, that clearly didn’t happen. I don’t know what it is, but She-li and the Giants just seem to have the Pats’ number. I’ve got to hand it to G-men because they have a knack for coming through in the clutch, but as a rabid Pats fan I’m was than a little annoyed. Switching the mood to something more positive though, I’ve got a great video compilation for you this week. [...]

2012-02-06T06:41:59+00:00

Good Reads for the Week: 2/4/2012

Well, the weekend is upon us, and that means two things. 1. It’s time for another Good Reads post. 2. The Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl!!! I already know which one you’re more excited about. Good Reads, obviously. I must admit it’s a darn good list, so you’ve got good reason to be hyped. Before we get to the list though, I first have to ask: have you joined my Facebook fitness page yet? If the answer is no, let’s rectify that right now. I’ll wait for you… Ok, moving on, the good reads. Here are a few [...]

2012-02-04T06:34:24+00:00