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  • Why Conditioning is Important for Golf

    Why Conditioning is Important for Golf

    Why Conditioning is Important for Golf Conditioning for golf has reached a period now where it is accepted that an amount of physical preparation is needed to succeed at any levels and abilities. Injury prevention, health and physical performance are key concerns that must be addressed in preparing the elite and amateur golfer. For the elite, the reasons are obvious, it can keep players playing into their older years, allowing them to continue their significant earning potential, it can provide key health benefits that, in turn, can give them that physical edge when it comes to tournaments. Amateur golfers on the other hand have a different schedule. Buying the latest set of ....

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  • Can You Be Fit & Still Drink Alcohol?

    Can You Be Fit & Still Drink Alcohol?

    Can You Be Fit & Still Drink Alcohol? If you ask 20 different fitness coaches the same question of “Do you think your clients can still reach their health and fitness goals while drinking alcohol?” you can bet that each one will have their own opinion on it, for a variety of reasons. I’ll start by answering that question myself and telling you that as a fitness coach I never tell my clients to completely restrict their alcohol intake in order to receive their desired results. Keep in mind, my average client is not preparing for a bodybuilding competition show, where then my answer would be completely different. When it comes to working with the clients I do ....

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  • So, You Had a Bad Day

    So, You Had a Bad Day

    So, You Had a Bad Day So, you had a bad day and no I am not just a big fan of the song, although it is extremely catchy and has a wonderful melody, but that is not what I am here to talk about. Listen it is inevitable at some points and more then likely several points in your life you are going to have a bad day. Sure, bad days can come in all shapes and sizes, from being annoyed because the person in front of you did not pull out into the intersection far enough so now you must wait a whole other cycle at the lights, or because something happened at work or the home. Bad days are going to happen, but how you deal with bad days can make all the difference, and that is where getting ....

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  • Squat Progressions

    Squat Progressions

    Squat Progressions When analyzing the squat and scoring each client, there are a few factors which determine where each client will be scored and the level of complexity of the squat assigned to them. These determining factors are posture, depth, and consistency/repeatability of movement execution. As stated above, depth is the first factor considered. Depth refers to the client’s ability to drop into what we refer to as a “full squat”. While in an ideal world, we would like to see all of our client’s squat until the quadriceps reach parallel with the ground, we understand that each client may face a number of limiting factors which may reduce their ....

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  • Your Back Pain Could Be Hiding In The Front

    Your Back Pain Could Be Hiding In The Front

    Your Back Pain Could Be Hiding In The Front Is it your back or your front? Well... if you're experiencing back pain, it could actually be both! The psoas is a major hip flexor muscle that runs from the lumbar region of the spine to the front and inner side of the thigh. This muscle, along with your other smaller hip flexor muscles is responsible for pulling the leg upwards toward the chest. While having weak hip flexor muscles can be problematic, it's more commonfor these muscles to announce themselves when they become overactive or tight. If you've ever experienced a catching sensation when going from seated to standing, it's more than likely being caused from a tight ....

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  • Results or Excuses...Not Both

    Results or Excuses...Not Both

    Results or Excuses… Not Both If there is one thing most of us cannot stand is people making excuses, and if there is one thing we all do it is make excuses. Everyone does it, everyone has done it in the past and most everybody will continue to do so in the future. There are millions of quotes about excuses that bosses, trainers, parents and coaches have probably thrown at you in your life, and I could sit here and throw some gems at you like “make an effort, not an excuse” or “excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure” or my old coaches personal go to “excuses are like but holes, everyone’s got one and they stink”. The ....

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  • Fitness Myths

    Fitness Myths

    Fitness Myths Due to popular media (magazines, internet, and fitness infomercial s), it’s unfortunate that there are so many fallacies regarding fitness. What’s worse is that the common population is mislead, and these myths have become sort of accepted truths. As a result, people waste their time and money following non-evidenced based information leading to frustration and undesired outcomes. It is important to tell you the truth. It is my pleasure to debunk the myths you may read or believe so you can make better decisions about your health and how you invest your time. Myth #1: “Weight training will make me big and bulky.” ....

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  • Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Approximately 17 percent of children and teenagers (ages 2 to 19) were obese from 2011 to 2012, and 31.8 percent were either overweight or obese. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since 1980. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression. ....

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  • Suffer-ability

    Suffer-ability

    Suffer-ability Before reading, I want you to stop for 60 seconds and fantasize about winning the lottery. Okay go! That was fun, but now back to reality. I’m sure you didn’t fantasy about protecting your winnings, paying taxes, safely investing, avoiding the devaluation of your money due to inflation, or people coming out of the woodwork asking you for money. Instead, you probably thought about all the things you would do and buy and all the freedom you would have after quitting your job. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work like that. Even people who win the lottery have problems. Now, they might be better problems to have than being poor, but still, they’re ....

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  • How Long Does It Take To Lose Weight?

    How Long Does It Take To Lose Weight?

    How Long Does It Take To Lose Weight? The question is wrong! Weight is relatively easy in the very short term. You can drop about 1lb per day by starving yourself and increasing your activity. This is pretty much how 90 plus percent of the miracle weight loss programs out there are designed. They just add in some sort of meal replacements, injection, or magic pill to suppress your appetite making the process more manageable. Of course, the problem with this approach is that: It’s unhealthy It’s unsustainable As soon as you stop starving yourself, you gain all the weight back We pretty much all know this to some degree or another. Yet, millions of people still use ....

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