Can You Do Hang Cleans?

The hang clean is an incredibly effective exercise that will strengthen everything from your fingers to your toes, and clients of all ages and ability levels will benefit from learning and performing this movement. ...

Make Sure Your Personal Trainer is Paying Attention

If you workout with a personal trainer in a large gym that has lots of televisions - and other distractions - you need to make sure they are watching you and not ESPN. Televisions can...

Are You Bored With Your Workouts?

When I go to the gym to workout I talk to a lot of people and lately I've been hearing so many of these folks complaining about having to workout. When I ask...

Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal: 20 Repetition Set of Squats, Part 3

The fourth week (I didn’t post one week) of the 20 repetition set of squats workout was brutal.  Jill did a great job once again, Jill handling 135-pounds. However, I think my effort is better. ...

Deck of Cards Workout is a Perfect Vacation Workout

The deck of cards workout is one of my all-time favorite workouts, and is the perfect way to exercise while on vacation.  All you need is you and a deck of cards! I’ve been using...

Dr. Mehmet Oz Should Leave Exercise Prescription to the Experts

Dr. Mehmet Oz and his partner Dr. Michael Roizen have written a great book called “You On a Diet,” that provides much needed straight talk on the subjects of nutrition and the need to...

Strength Training for Golf

Strength training can offer benefits for golfers.  Golfers who lift weights will improve every aspect of their game. Until very recently conventional wisdom held that strength training and golf just didn’t mix.  This misconception was...

Kipping Pull Ups Provide Variety to Your Workouts

Long favored by devotees of martial arts, kipping pull-ups provide a much-needed alternative to the traditional pull up method.  This fitness tip can breathe new life into your workout, whether you are a personal...

Video Fitness Tip: How to Perform the Split Jerk

The Split Jerk is a basic explosive lift and is one of the most effective and efficient lifts that you can do. Don’t be intimidated by its pedigree; competitive athletes, beginners and personal trainers...

A Fourth of July Fitness Tip

What better way to commemorate a holiday – Hallmark or National – than to use a fitness tip that will help to break a sweat while exercising?  Don’t waste your time going to a...