“The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot” -Michael Shulter If you – like millions of Americans – experience chronic low-back pain or pain that shoots down the buttocks while bending forward or exercising, you may have what is known as a herniated disc. Exercising with a herniated disc can…

Everyone assumes men and women require the same personal training, boot camp, and sports training programs, however  men and women are different in many ways. To demonstrate this large difference, women didn’t compete in a number of power events, including weightlifting and the hammer throw, until the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Knowing this suggests that women have only…

Are you tired of trying out new ideas and still getting zero results from the scale? Everyone looks at those fitness magazines to find out what’s the best way to lose weight.  When we get older those ideas may be very harmful for your body. There are 5 simple tips that can help us see…

You do not have to be an exercise scientist to realize that the more rest you take between sets, the more weight you’ll be able to lift when you do come back. This doesn’t mean that you should always take more rest between your sets… the right amount of rest for you will depend on…

Strength is the ability of the body to produce force against resistance. For athletes, it is hard for them to know what type or aspect of strength they are trying to build. The goal is to be at maximum performance when the performance matters most. Understanding of how certain variables influence adaptation is key to…

Can children be physically trained? Is training healthy for children? Can a child become overtrained? These are just some of the questions that exercise scientists have debated over in the past. “Children are not mini-adults” indicating that our knowledge of exercise for an adult cannot just be scaled down and applied to children. The process…

As an athlete, we stride to get bigger, stronger and faster. When we go to the gym, do we have a plan of what we are going to do or just lift random waits? Every time we lift we need to have a purpose. Carefully having a plan and executing it can lead faster improvements…

Take Home Point for Bench Press in Men and Women Men will likely have more difficulty with slower tempos during bench press than women. Men and women have similar responses to strength training during the squat exercise.   Sex-to-sex differences are not well researched or understood, yet many people expect the same results when men…