Ain’t it a bitch when you’re excited for a workout one day, yet it goes horribly? The weights that you normally rep-out on any other day are pinning you down on this certain day. Nothing else quite smacks the ego like a poor workout does.
What explains an unprovoked drop in performance in the weight room? Well, if you’ve got … Continue reading
If You Aren’t Getting Stronger, then What the Hell Are You Doing?
Of all the attributes of fitness that people can train, strength has to be the single most useful attribute of them all. Its positive effects on lean muscle mass, bone density, connective tissue strength, body awareness, and one’s ability to produce powerful movement is second-to-none. It’s as simple … Continue reading
How the Spine Experiences Damage and Modifying Your Program to Prevent Injury (or to Adapt to Greater Stress)
In the first article titled “Is Butt Wink Inevitable?”, I discussed this oft-talked about movement pattern, how it is damaging to your spine, how it is inevitable for some folks, and why it may not even be a huge deal.
Butt wink … Continue reading
Warning: If you’ve experienced severe headaches from exercise, please go see a doctor, or else face the risk of death. Seriously. People don’t drop like flies from strength training, but dying is dying. Don’t risk it. The following article is simply a summary of what I’ve learned about exertion headaches after experiencing them myself. Once again, see a doctor if … Continue reading