Category: General Strength Training

3 Simple Exercises To Improve Your Balance

Balance is an element of training that is often overlooked but is very important to athletic performance and everyday activities. As we get older our sense of balance and reaction times degrade making it that much more important that you make it a vital part of your training routine. There are many balance training devices […]

Strength Training And Your Nervous System

The role of your nervous system in training.   As I say often, muscle is dumb. If you supply an electrical stimulus to a muscle, it will contract. This has been demonstrated with dissected frogs legs and people unfortunate enough to touch live power lines. When you are strength training or doing any physical activity […]

Personal Training 2013

The New Year is here. As a personal trainer who has been in the fitness industry for the last 15 years, I have seen many trends come and go. Here is my impression of what’s hot in fitness in 2013. Crossfit is doing well and popular as ever. Seems boot camp, crossfit, and P90x have […]

The Stand Up Challenge

We live very sedentary lives compared to our ancestors of not long ago. Lay in bed, drive your car, sit at your desk, sit on the couch. Sit, sit, sit. It’s no wonder we are facing an obesity epidemic. I find myself often seeking out a seat not out of fatigue but habit. The more […]

Exercise Spotlight- Burpee Pullups

The Burpee Pullup is a great strength training exercise that is also a high intensity fat burner so it’s just as good for weight loss and cardiovascular conditioning as it is for toning muscles. Only my most advanced personal training clients can handle it. Here is how it is done… Pick a number or amount […]

Shock Your Chest With “Girl Push Ups”

In a strength training routine, your body responds to change. So if you want your body to keep responding you need to keep changing it up. Don’t be afraid to give something new a try just because of the name or any preconceived notions. You never know what effect an exercise is going to have […]

You don’t have to live with chronic pain!

Too many people accept aches and pains as a natural part of the aging process. While it is true that there is a natural decline in all of the body’s processes as we age, the source of most aches and pains is not inevitable. Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on over the counter […]

Exercise Spotlight: Squats

I’m sometimes asked, “I’ve heard squatting is bad for the knees, is that true?” Short answer, NO! The squat is the king of lower body exercises. It primarily works the thigh and butt muscles, but is in actuality a full body core movement. Squatting is not bad for the knees as long as you do […]

Plan For Success When you Exercise

Many people start an exercise routine with the best of intentions but lack a plan or clear cut goals. When a person begins to exercise they will typically experience fitness gains in the beginning but soon find they have reached a plateau. This is because of adaptation. When your body is not accustomed to any […]

How To Choose A San Diego Personal Trainer

Here are a few things you should think about before hiring a personal trainer in San Diego. Beginning a fitness routine can be a daunting task. Most people don’t know where to begin or are afraid of getting no results, or worse, injuring themselves during their workout. This is where hiring a certified personal trainer […]