Category Archives: Hitting the gym

Try this foam rolling technique and let me know what you think

Getting ready to foam roll, with a naughty cat in the foreground

What commonly prescribed pre-workout regimen caused an MMA fighter to threaten to burn down my house and made a retired Navy captain well up with tears? Foam rolling. It’s something we’re all “supposed” to do. We’re taught about it during our personal trainer courses. They talk about it and demonstrate it in fitness professional workshops. […]

Here’s a quick way to blast fat AND build muscle [video]

Barbell overhead press

I have a love/hate relationship with barbell complexes. I love them because they make cardio workouts less boring and more effective by boosting the burn and intensity without stressing the joints. I kinda hate them because, done right, they can be a bear to get through due to their intensity. What’s a barbell complex? Basically, […]

Extreme Weight Loss makes me want to do handsprings

Dust got in my eyes when I watched Extreme Weight Loss this week, and it wasn’t even one of its more emotional episodes. When Georgeanna, a 44-year-old pastor’s wife, nailed her back handspring after losing 100+ pounds, I lost it a little. It was obvious Georgeanna would get that handspring — after all, this was […]