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Scapular Mechanics: Lesson 2

Scapular Mechanics: Lesson 2
The last lesson on scapular mechanics was via a Facebook Live video where I discussed scapular mechanics during a horizontal rowing pattern. Here is a great example of both vertical AND horizontal rowing with the plate loaded high-row machine. This is by far one of my favorite pulling exercises because the seated position allows you ...

Recent Gems Worth Reading or Watching

Recent Gems Worth Reading or Watching
Whoa, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the main site. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or “the Gram” then you know I’ve still been actively posting there. Stay woke on those social media outlets because you might miss something useful! On to the good stuff…I constantly stay abreast with ...

Strategies in Addressing Knee Pain: Part 1

Strategies in Addressing Knee Pain: Part 1
Let’s face it: the muscles of the lower body get WORKED on a daily basis. Whether or not you are an elite athlete or an average Joe (or Jane) riding the keyboard, your quads, hamstrings, and glutes are carrying a lot of stress and tension. This tension can result in knee discomfort or pain over ...

Whey Protein + Coffee = Pre-Workout!

Whey Protein + Coffee = Pre-Workout!
When I posted THIS to Facebook, I think some people had really never thought of this before! It’s such a simple go-to when you’re in need of a high-protein meal snack while also looking for an energy boost. Optimum Nutrition (one of my favorite brands) recently released a series of whey protein products with added ...

A Quick Guide to Omega-3 Fish Oil

A Quick Guide to Omega-3 Fish Oil
What is it? Usually when someone makes a reference to fish oil, they are really talking about the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Why take it? The EPA and DHA found in Omega-3 fish oils have an overwhelming number of benefits. For example: 1. ...

Goal-Specific Supplementation? Say What?

Goal-Specific Supplementation? Say What?
Again, the staff at Examine.com have come through BIG TIME with the release of their latest product that will solve the age old question I receive on the regular of, “What supplements should I take for _____?” My answer is typically, “It depends.” From here on out I will be recommending my clients, or anyone else that is ...

Take Care of Your Tight Hips…Like Now

Take Care of Your Tight Hips...Like Now
If you’ve done any sort of training session with me then you know that I like to squat which means you will also do a lot of squatting. What good are you as a human being if you can’t properly use your hips? Not to mention the fact that it involves a very large muscle ...

VLog: Upgrade Your Eggs Episode 1

VLog: Upgrade Your Eggs Episode 1
Most of you are busy, I get it, I get it. BUT that doesn’t mean you should have a less than amazing breakfast. If you’ve read my articles on protein, Part 1 and Part 2, then you know that eggs are a perfect, high quality source of protein. How about upgrading your eggs to something ...
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