Back Pain Sucks. My Fitness Empathy.

Many trainers and coaches have an empathy story. This story is one that connects the coach to the athlete or client through a shared experience. Oftentimes, the story is of weight loss. The trainer has been through the trials and tribulations of losing weight, and has...

Bend Iron to Your Needs

When a coach or trainer is writing a client’s program, he has decisions to make. Those decisions are based on what that client is attempting to achieve, in a given amount of time. Other variables factor in too. Injuries- what do we have to work around or avoid...

Exercise programs should be designed around MEDs. Seriously.

When exercising, think about MEDs. The MED, or minimum effective dose, is the LEAST amount of something (a drug, supplement, training, exercise) that one needs to get the intended benefit from using or doing it. For exercise specifically, the MED is the least of...

The Golden Mean

Dealing with the reality of injury when you want to be active. You have goals and aspirations. You have the motivation and resources to achieve big things. It’s just… your body doesn’t share your enthusiasm. No, it’s not fair. Over time, the wear and tear of life...