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


May
13
answered Can I do push ups every day?
May
10
answered Should I sign up for Kettlebell classes?
May
8
awarded  Enlightened
May
8
awarded  Nice Answer
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
Apr
29
answered How to establish a beginning weight program?
Apr
29
comment Are there Home Gym/Open Source Crossfit or p90x training groups?
Thanks - I'm very interested in Cross Fit now!!!
Apr
28
asked Are there Home Gym/Open Source Crossfit or p90x training groups?
Apr
27
comment Is it a good idea to use an exercise ball as a chair?
I'm actually using a swiss ball as a chair 1/2 of the day. There is a transition period and you need to 'listen to your body' and switch back to the chair as needed. Overall I (and the group with me doing this) have found that sitting on a swiss ball does seem to help with back strain and does seem to work the core throughout the time being on it.
Apr
25
answered Daily Health Routine and gaining weight suggestion
Apr
23
answered Bicep curls, forearm down
Apr
23
comment Should one generally avoid machines in favor of free weights?
JoJo - great and deep answer.I'm a firm believer in free weights for beginners and more strength focused workouts, since they tend to give a better overall workout - making the body work the way it would in real life BUT realize the use of machines for specific (hate to use the work - weak spot) focus. I think the people you've listed/quoted above say about the same thing...
Apr
23
answered Working out while slightly ill
Apr
22
comment What are some free weight exercises to isolate hamstrings?
The original questions was how to work the hamstring...I agree with many exercise sites/books in that Squats (and dead lifts) are probably the best overall exercise for hamstrings and surrounding muscles, tendons and bones.
Apr
22
comment What are some free weight exercises to isolate hamstrings?
@JoJo - It's the movement of the knee - muscles to tendons to bone (right? I'm not a Dr. or expert here) - here's a simple interactive site: jointreconstruction.com/kneeinjury/kneerec.htm
Apr
21
comment What are some free weight exercises to isolate hamstrings?
quote: Hamstrings mainly flex your knees as well as extend your thighs in the upward phase of the squat - from: healthfitness.frs.com/part-body-squats-work-3536.html