Category Archive » weight lifting

Training Harder and Why it Matters!

Posted On March 8th, 2017

You probably go to the gym, spin or even a barre type of class and notice that the effort is good, but not out of your comfort zone good. This is probably why a lot of individuals gravitated towards crossfit when it started out back in the early 2000’s. One of the big reasons is that […]

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Gopher Performance Nucleus Omnibell | Hybrid Kettlebell & Dummbell

Posted On January 29th, 2017

The Nucleus Omnibell by Gopher Performance If you were to take a novice fitness person and ask them to pick up a 15lb kettlebell or a dumbbell and then press it over their head, curl it, row it, etc.,  which one do you think they could do with ease? I would be more than confident […]

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Developing Great Habits | Fitness Tips

Posted On December 28th, 2016

There are so many fitness magazines, fitpros, blogs, Instagram and twitter posts on health and fitness and what you should and should not do, that it gets daunting. Whom are you to listen too or what is valid and what is false? One way of going through all the information is to read  it and […]

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Women and Weight Lifting | 2017 Trends

Posted On December 12th, 2016

Just read a great article in the Wall Street Journal (link below) yesterday about Women and weight lifting and how this movement is starting to take off. Weight lifting was huge in the 1980’s, but so was the aerobic movement. It was exciting times, especially if you were able to participate or go to the […]

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Exercise the Entire Body | Strong Legs & Core

Posted On December 4th, 2016

When a person starts working out, especially when they are young, they just want to exercise their specific body parts. This is typical, especially with males who just want to do their chest and women who just want to work their legs and triceps. It is great that they are exercising, but it does not […]

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Living with a Seal | A Must Read | 2016

Posted On November 14th, 2016

Last week, the UPS guy came in and delivered a Barnes & Noble package to our Portland personal trainer studio. Luckily I was not training anyone at the time, so I was there to give the ol’ John Hancock. Any who, I opened up the book and I did not recognize it. I contacted some […]

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How Exercise Equipment is Placed | Working Harder in the Gym

Posted On October 19th, 2016

There was in an interesting article that was posted in the Wall Street Journal (link to online article) about the placement of cardio exercise equipment and how people determine which pieces of equipment we will use, and how hard we will exercise (intensity).  You would think that if you placed fitness equipment facing the windows so we can see […]

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Weighing in on BMI | Is it a good measurement for athletes

Posted On October 3rd, 2016

BMI, which stands for Body Mass Index is a very popular metric used by the medical community and the Insurance Industry. I just read a very good baseball article on a study that looked at baseball players over a 100 years and noticed something amazing that happened in the 1990’s. The BMI of baseball players […]

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Is Cardio great for Weight Loss?

Posted On September 19th, 2016

  Is cardio great for weight loss? The better question to ask, is what type of exercise or fitness routine is best for weight loss, and is a nutrition program combined with exercise going to get you to your goal? There are a lot of great fitness routines and programming out there that can help with weight […]

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The 5 x 5 workout program

Posted On August 23rd, 2016

What is the 5 x 5 workout program? When I first started working with weights, I was pretty young. A lot of the research was not out there of when you should or should not lift weights, so I just wanted to be like my brother and do what he was doing.  So my mom […]

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