Olympic Lifting for Athletes Revisited

Olympic weightlifting is a sport. Performing Olympic lifts during strength training is not mandatory to improve athletic performance in other sports. In fact, many experts question the use of the Olympic lifts for those who are not weightlifters. Here's what strength and conditioning coach Steve Maxwell has to say on this controversial subject: Peer-reviewed research does ...

Posted Jul 3, 2017


Insane Health & Fitness Traditions

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. There are many examples of insane traditions in the health and fitness world. Here are some that come to mind…   Insane Nutrition Tradition We're told to eat less to lose weight, so people restrict their calories and they do lose weight ...

Posted Jun 26, 2017


Don't Use Bioelectric Impedance to Measure Body Fat

Recently, a 70-year old client of mine wanted to add high-intensity interval training to her regimen, so she decided to join a local gym. As part of her membership, she was given a free assessment which involved a method of measuring body fat known as bioelectric impedance. Bioelectric impedance works by sending a small electrical current through the body and depending on ...

Posted Jun 19, 2017


Female Client Doing Pull-Ups

--> Pull-ups are difficult for most people to do, especially for females. The average number of pull-ups a female can do is zero. A lack of strength and poor body composition are two of the main reasons, but the one that tops the list is perception. Most females perceive that they can't perform a pull-up and sure enough, they fulfill that prophecy. The body goes where the ...

Posted Jun 12, 2017



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