The Leg Press‎

This is a machine that should be used judiciously with very specific clientele with very specific range of motion. Besides for its limited functional transfer to real-life need, this VIDEO demonstration shows the lumbar flexion (under load) at the bottom of the...

Ladder Set for Abs

When I want to ensure abdominal soreness, I go to this ladder set with clients: 1) perform 3 reps of a resisted ball rollout 2) perform 4 reps of a resisted ball curl up 3) 5 reps ball rollout 4) 6 reps ball curls up And continue up the ladder until 12 reps of the...

If it works for you, do it!

Bigger, Stronger, FASTER! This is unusual for me. I’m writing an article based on anecdotal evidence, based solely on my experience alone. No EMG studies, no double blind university research. JUST my experience. I’ve started my fitness career as a...

Short Burst Planks for maximum core stability

When training the core muscles for trunk stability, endurance is far more important than absolute strength. The problem with training the core for endurance is the likelihood of compensations from other muscles (like the hip flexors) getting involved when an exercise...

Train the core for endurance, not absolute strength

When training the core muscles for trunk stability, endurance is far more important than absolute strength. The problem with training the core for endurance is the likelihood of compensations from other muscles (like the hip flexors) getting involved when an exercise...

Work your body, Save your Spine!

There are a few exercises that I believe no one should EVER do. These are exercises that the cost (potential for injury) FAR outweighs the benefit (potential for improvement). Three of these exercises are the loaded sit up, the “superman”, and a loaded...