Fitness Post – Toning Flabby Arms Without Resistance

A long time ago, when I was playing guitar for Flamenco Dancing lessons the women asked me about exercises that would tone the back of their upper arms (Triceps muscles). One of the older ladies, who was a bit of a character said ‘When I clap, I clap in a thousand different places.’ So this … More Fitness Post – Toning Flabby Arms Without Resistance

Fitness Post – The Importance of Whole Body Development

Most of our everyday gross movements incorporate nearly all of our major muscle groups and although I work hard not to be judgmental when I see a young man who has obviously worked his upper body to the exclusion of the lower body, I cannot understand it. Because it defies logical sense. If we forget … More Fitness Post – The Importance of Whole Body Development

Fitness Post – Breath Control in Exercise

The photo above shows the classic bent over position after physical exertion but what it doesn’t show is whether the person is breathing properly. The two biggest mistakes when trying to control your breath in exercising are breathing too fast (hyperventilating) and breathing through the mouth. Most of the time we don’t ever think of … More Fitness Post – Breath Control in Exercise

Fitness Post – Exercises that Strengthen the Rhomboid Muscles

You can’t get stronger unless you work your weakest muscles…or ‘you are only as strong as your weakest link’. It doesn’t matter how you say it an imbalance of muscle strength in your body will inhibit your progress if your desire is to get stronger. One of the major areas of weakness are the muscles … More Fitness Post – Exercises that Strengthen the Rhomboid Muscles

Fitness Post – More Common Workout Mistakes As You Age

I have covered some common workout mistakes that hold people’s progress back in previous posts, but these are a little different because I am looking specifically at older people here. That isn’t to say that younger weight trainers won’t get a lot out of this advice as well… Consider your exercise goal If you have … More Fitness Post – More Common Workout Mistakes As You Age

Fitness Post – Common Workout Mistakes that Stymie your Progress

Love this photo of an 82-year-old lady doing Deadlifts and reminds me of some basic mistakes people make in their fitness programs…not that she is making any mistakes but people use all sorts of excuses for not making progress (age being one of them) but this is an example that age should not be a … More Fitness Post – Common Workout Mistakes that Stymie your Progress

Fitness Post – Understand What You’re Doing

Last Fitness Post I talked about teaching yourself within your exercise program. Part of that is ensuring you understand the underlying mechanisms of the exercise mode you’re using and also ensuring you’re doing it properly. And I have always advocated that you should question everything. I’m not advocating being negative in this approach as the … More Fitness Post – Understand What You’re Doing