The health and fitness industry has become more popular in the 21st century. Some say this is because of people’s effort  to counter the increasing cases of weight-related illnesses such as diabetes, heart diseases, and back pains. Healthcare professionals recommend personal training for those suffering weight-related issues while athletes find personal trainers for skills development….

Blood Flow Resistance (BFR) training is gaining more traction in research and practical application. I talked about BFR nearly five years ago. Since then, others have done different types of blood flow restriction for many years (like KAATSU). However, research is still being done to determine the effectiveness and best protocols for BFR. Luckily, we…

Close your eyes and imagine your 14-year-old self standing next to your fellow gauche, acne-covered middle-school friends. You’re all standing at the base of a climbing rope staring up as one of your classmates flails around, unsure whether he is making his way up or down. A piercing whistle from your P.E. teacher lets you…

Do you feel as if your young athlete is not improving? Do they seem to be tired or sore days after practices or games? Parents do their absolute best to keep up with their young athlete’s daily schedule. They are practicing, taking lessons, and competing two to six days a week.  They play multiple sports…

“Why am I not losing weight when I am working hard and eating right?” As a professional trainer, I hear this question all the time. Many people want the quick fix to weight and body fat loss. They have this crazy desire to lose a ton of weight and/or body fat in a short time….

Why should you lift heavy at the gym? Everybody these days wants to lose weight, burn body fat, and/or build muscle. How does one go about it this exactly? Most of the time, people struggle to shed weight or burn body fat because they forget to adjust their diet. People think they can give half effort and…

When you are at the gym, what question do you think gets asked frequently?  How much do you bench press?  Let’s face it, bench press can be a big ego booster for some. What is holding people back is that they do not know how to do it properly.  Knowing the right positioning, what muscle…

Many athletes accept the fallacy that knee pain is the inevitable cost of running. While it is true that running places a great amount of force on the knee joint, it isn’t always the impact that causes pain. Believe it or not, running actually strengthens the knee joint and the surrounding bones. Have you heard of Wolff’s…

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

Who wants to be the big time athlete in their sport? How are you going to get to the top? In today’s athletic world, some youth athletes are beginning to lift weights. The dedication and the seriousness that I see from 8-18-year-olds is amazing. I am lucky enough to have hard working athletes who buy…