Kiss The Baby For A Proper Push-Up

One of the most poorly executed exercises is the push-up. Core stability is one issue. Many people look like a dolphin “swimming” through their reps. The core needs to remain tight and stable with a neutral spine each and every repetition. Any deviation in form and the set should be terminated. Another issue involves push-up depth. Full range of motion should be ...

Posted Feb 9, 2015

What To Do When An Exercise Doesn't Work For You Or Your Personal Training Client

If an exercise doesn't work for you or someone you train, then change it! No one is holding a gun to your head. There are many ways to skin a cat. Vary the exercise and if that variation doesn't work, then use a completely different exercise to achieve the objective. Remember, if something doesn't feel right, then it's usually not right. Rather than force two pieces of a ...

Posted Feb 8, 2015

Pay Now or Pay Later

If you haven't read Shawn Buckley's article The Taxation of Supplements, do yourself a favour and check it out. Buckley makes some excellent points in that piece, such as the following: "We don’t pay to see our medical doctors, but we pay to see natural practitioners." "There is no GST [tax] on prescription drugs, but there is on natural ...

Posted Feb 6, 2015

What Is Your Time Worth?

After weeks of plummeting prices, the cost of gas is on the rise in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It reminds me of when I started working on The Business of Personal Training around 10 years ago. Gas prices in the GTA were quite volatile back then as well. Whenever the cost of gas was going to cross the dollar-per-liter mark, the radio stations would announce it and there ...

Posted Feb 5, 2015

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