Ladies, Forget About Getting Bulky from Strength Training

Resistance training with weights is the best form of exercise for anyone, male or female. Yet far too often women will shy away from it. Besides having a lack of knowledge on how to proceed with a good strength training program, many women shun it because they are afraid of getting too bulky. News flash;…

Fitness Triad

What is the Fitness Triad and why should you care? Any guesses? Unless you are a present or former seasoned athlete, you likely do not have any depth of understanding of how much you do not know that which you do not know. If there is a single thing that I think can without failure,…

Women and Strength Training

I want to address the topic of strength training and women in this article and hopefully clear up a few misconceptions. Over the last few years, I have had several women ask me about how they should best approach resistance training and they are about always surprised when I recommend they train with the exact…

How to Prevent Regaining Lost Weight

There is a sad truth that 97% of dieters regain lost weight plus additional pounds within three years. Statistics vary based on the length of time that a group of people are studied but when they are followed for three years the regain rate is 97%. I worked for a major weight loss company before…

Foods That Kill Your Testosterone

I quite simply abhor sensationalist headlines, and the one for this piece is indeed one I would normally skip right over without even a glimmer of interest of what I might find should I decide to investigate further. Today was an exception. My personal Facebook page has been deluged with advertisements from one whom I’m…

Lessons of the Iron

When I first got my inspiration to write about continuing to push through a weight loss plateau, I wondered if that was enough to write about, and then I realized, that’s only one lesson of the Iron. The weight loss plateau is only one of thousands of difficulties that the Iron helps me to overcome….

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

I have heard about foam rolling for years but had never tried it until recently. The benefits are well known in the fitness industry. It is “self-myofascial release”, or SMR. It is known to relieve muscle stiffness, soreness and inflammation and increase joint range of motion. The fascia is a band or sheet of connective…

Life Hack of The Iron

I have learned many things from strength training. Today, with guidance from my Trainer, I have learned the greatest Truth of the Iron. “When we fix our lifts, we learn how to fix our lives.” (David Yochim) “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.” (David Yochim) When I first began heavy weight lifting I was…

Active Rest, Days Off Are Important

Contradictory Term? The term “Active Rest” sounds contradictory but it simply means that you don’t do your hard workout. You rest from that and stay moderately active. When we work out really hard, it’s more work than fun but on Active Rest days, we can do fun things just to keep moving and get in…

We Were Designed to Work Hard

I am 55 years old and besides enjoying the open road on my Harley Davidson, my leisure pursuit of choice is weight training and anything that can help me be the most physically fit that I can be. And of course these questions arise frequently; Aren’t you getting a little old for all this craziness?…