February 1, 2019

Build Up Your Legs with Cardio?! Go Take a Hike! No, Really, Go Take a Hike!

I owe someone an apology.  Actually, I owe something an apology. By and large, I’m an endurance athlete.  I’ve benefited greatly, physically and mentally, from running, specifically.  But for years I’ve been bad-mouthing running (and other aerobic, or “cardio”, activities).  Well, maybe bad-mouthing is too strong of a word, but I’ve certainly underappreciated it.  And for that, running, I’m sorry. I’ve always (or as long as I’ve been in this industry) known cardio training to decrease . . . Fatigue Stress and anxiety Depression Heart […]
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 […]