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NASM Certified Personal Trainer, 27+ years in the martial arts


May
25
answered How to overcome fear?
May
24
asked What weight lifting belt would you recommend?
May
24
answered Maintaining gains after finishing a training program
May
24
comment I want to run but have a bad knee. How should I deal with it?
@gunbuster363 - the cost of a blown acl or serious knee injury is more than the cost of a Dr's visit with xray
May
23
answered I want to run but have a bad knee. How should I deal with it?
May
19
comment Can I do push ups every day?
@gruszczy - Great news! What do you think did it?
May
17
comment Buying barbell / rack
I agree with Sparafusile - look on Craigslist - there's a lot of people who've brought weights and have never used them. I would recommend a month or two at a local gym to get the feel of the weights and get some personal training on them (sounds like your new to lifting). You'll need a weight lifting program which the personal trainer could help with. Good luck and go for it.
May
16
answered Is it useful for runners to cross-train using kettlebells?
May
13
comment Can I do push ups every day?
@gruszczy -3 months is a long time. The problem with body weight exercises is that you can' take weight off - HOWEVER - you can modify the pushup by doing them inclined (against a bench for instance) - so, push to 65, incline and do 10 more. I had (and currently have) some plateau issues and it's 90% mental...sometimes we just put a mental block in front of us. SO - 65 regular + 10 incline and each week push one or two more regular ones in.
May
13
comment Can I do push ups every day?
@gruszczy - how long have you been at 65 in a single set? and how long have you been doing push ups? (looks like your at 130 per day)
May
13
comment Can I do push ups every day?
are you doing 65 in one shot? or in sets? try doing sets of 20, taking anywhere from 1 to 2 minutes breaks inbetween and see if you can past 65 - if not increase the rest period
May
13
answered Can I do push ups every day?
May
10
answered Should I sign up for Kettlebell classes?
May
8
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May
8
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May
4
comment Is maintaining really so bad?
@Berin - I was taught the most important area to develop in the martial arts was 'heart' - aka: it's the size of the fight in the dog not the size of the dog in the fight...strength, technique, speed all are secondary to that.
May
4
answered Is maintaining really so bad?
May
2
comment Proper way to do the Dead Bug
I'm not sure if there's any 'right' way - if you're not feeling it try holding light weights in your hand. I do it with my feet off the floor and hands off the floor and focus/tension on my core/abs...
May
2
answered what are the best techniques for getting back into shape
Apr
30
awarded  Nice Question