October 18, 2019

You Hate Exercise? I Bet You Hate Soup, Too.

What do soup and exercise have in common?  On the surface, it may seem like nothing.  And after we dig a little deeper . . . maybe still nothing. When my wife and I began dating (because we’re still dating), she made the statement, “I hate soup.”  Really?  ALL soup?! I’ve done no fact checking, but I’m pretty sure there are no less than a bajillion different types of soup.  So for her to say she hates soup is a pretty generalized statement. I, too, […]
August 3, 2017

Dear Diary, I Kicked Butt in the Gym Today!

Pop Quiz time.  When you last lifted, how much weight did you lift, and how many reps did you perform, on your third exercise?  Don’t worry, this quiz is an open notebook.  I’ll give you time to go get your workout journal.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  What?  You don’t have one?!  Oh. Before you start feeling like I’m gonna admonish you for not recording your works, know that I’m not beyond reproach.  I’m sometimes guilty of not recording my workouts either.  And you know what […]
July 20, 2017

Wanna Lose Fat? Why Weight?!

I met with a client recently.  I guess, technically, I’ve met with a lot of clients recently, but I’m thinking about this particular client.  He and I met a little over two months ago.  We spent a couple of hours discussing what needed to be done to lose weight.  The first hour was spent discussing nutrition strategies.  The second hour was spent going over the weight training program I designed for him.  At the end of our session, we scheduled our next appointment, which brings us to […]
May 12, 2017

Exercise Doesn’t Work

Do you exercise at least five days a week and weigh the same as you did when you began exercising? If so, sounds about right. What I’m about to say may upset a lot of people—my clients, exercisers employing the services of other personal trainers, exercisers not employing the services of trainers, those new to exercise, veteran exercisers, and my fellow personal training brethren and sistren. (There, I think I got everyone.) For what it’s worth, it hurts me to even say it. Exercise doesn’t […]