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


Jun
29
comment Can you overtrain?
So, are you attributing the people that are injured to over training? or to incorrect training for them? I think the interesting point is the 'garbage man' theory - where people are working out heavy every day as part of their jobs and not injured due to it...
Jun
14
comment I need an effective excercise for wings/chest
@Greg - I agree, I switch from chin up to pull up to neutral position - to keep things interesting and to focus on different muscles.
Jun
8
comment Changing workout routine often vs. same workout
The same thing could be the same exercise or the same intensity...
Jun
6
comment Day off from training…how to mentally relax
Excellent answer!! thanks
Jun
6
comment Day off from training…how to mentally relax
I like the list of warning signs - some of them I fall into (working out alone, working out injured/sick) - and I know you're right about where the stress is coming from...but, the the day off from exercising seems to be adding to it
Jun
6
comment Day off from training…how to mentally relax
@Ryan - part of the plan, I feel I could do 7 days...even when I feel a little tired, but choose not to.......
Jun
6
comment Day off from training…how to mentally relax
I don't think I'm at a point where I need a therapist.....if I was working out 7 days a week, 2 times a day...then I would (if I had the energy) seek help
Jun
6
comment Day off from training…how to mentally relax
@Ryan - anxiety mostly - I do east less, but that's just because I'm not burning/hungry as much
May
25
comment Improving my Bench Press - what muscles are used during what phase?
great articles - two good points: plyometric training to increase off-chest power (I think that could be it) and eccentric focus (letting it down slow)...thanks!
May
25
comment Improving my Bench Press - what muscles are used during what phase?
If I can identify the muscles/weak points, I would train them separately. I've been working on form and went from 180 to 220 in a week (clean single bench press) - now I'm looking to take it to the next level (over time of course)
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
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
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
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
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...
Apr
29
comment Are there Home Gym/Open Source Crossfit or p90x training groups?
Thanks - I'm very interested in Cross Fit now!!!
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.