With Christmas fast approaching, it’s actually a weird time for fitness goals. Stuck between the end of Thanksgiving and the beginning of Christmas break, it’s tough to get any meaningful progress done in the gym. On the one hand, you have a small group of people that just destroyed a turkey and are dying to shed the excess weight. On the other, the majority are people who never get off of “vacation mode” until after New Year’s. You’ve worked too hard to get here.
I’ve always been taught that if you aren’t actively taking steps to further your education, you are probably going in the other direction. Information has never been so readily available to the masses. This allows others in your industry to have access to education that will help them climb over you in position. Since I love competition, that can’t happen.
Showing up each and every day is so powerful even if the workout isn’t great. Something in the gym is going to be better than nothing. Just for the sake of keeping the routine, show up and do a 15 minute bike ride or elliptical. Now, you can go home and do anything else knowing you stuck with your routine and will feel much better about staying on track.
Spring Break Beach Body has come and went. Again our focus shifts. We want to continue to push the pedal and keep our focus on the end goal in December. Each new phase has it’s purpose, but training can’t stay the same forever. Full disclosure, the beach body program was just a high volume, mediumContinue reading “Strength Builder V1”
I can say with confidence that a high percentage of people headed to the gym today are going to do a few ab exercises. But instead of “abs”, sometimes you will often hear it phrased “core work”. To set the record straight, there’s a difference between doing a little tummy tightening and actual “core work”.Continue reading “Improving the way you do “core” work”
Here is a book review on The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath. Great book on how to create powerful moments in your workplace and life.
In every type of change we make, we must first reflect on the where we truly are. We have to really know where we are in order to find out where to go from there. One of the worst ways to start a transformation or positive change is to lie to the person in theContinue reading “Are you further away from your goals then you think?”
New year’s day came and went. And as January 2nd came and went, so did a lot of naive naive resolutions that started with “I’m not going to….”. The awesome energy that a new year brings allows us to make plans to be better. It gives us an opportunity to look at past failures andContinue reading “The journey to being athletic again”
Picture the walk back to the clubhouse after you’ve just finished a 4 game road series that included a late night extra inning marathon. The team is tired, the bullpen was maxed out, and nobody is looking forward to the five-hour bus ride back home. While you’re packing up your stuff and grabbing a biteContinue reading “Modes of recovery for the minor league baseball player”
I love getting time off to spend time with family and enjoy the holidays. The time away from the gym and the computer gives me better perspective to approach what I do. One thing that stuck in my head as I was thinking about how much I enjoyed the holidays was the phrase, “locked andContinue reading “Locked and loaded: A recipe for injury”