Category: Knee Pain
Sometimes, which really means most of the time, people tend to gravitate towards the exercises that “seem” the easiest to execute regardless of whether they are good for them or not. The seated or 45° leg press is one of those machines that the average or inexperienced fitness enthusiast will use to “strengthen” the legs. There is an even larger population of bodybuilders that will rack up the leg press with 800-1,000lbs just because they can.
Speaking from experience, it is totally f#*&ing awesome to press that amount of weight. It may not have been the best choice of exercise to load up with a butt load of 45lb plates but sometimes we make choices that are just plain dumb.
The truth about the leg press is that when performed incorrectly (like most people do it) it will cause your pelvis to … Read More »
Over the past few years a lot of how I view exercise and fitness has changed and evolved along with the research as well as common sense. To be completely honest with you, the first 6 years I lifted weights I didn’t do a single lunge, deadlift or “core” exercise. Now almost every program I write for myself or my clients has at least some variation of these exercises.
Why? Because the first book I read on lifting weights was Arnold Schwartzenneger’s Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding. Get strong, get lean, and train each bodypart individually.
So what changed?
For one, I decided to start reading books (should have done that years ago…oops). Books on training, physical therapy, soft tissue, movement, coaching, etc. So my coaching and training style has evolved from many of the concepts I have read and researched from those … Read More »
I am struggling about how to go about starting this post as I was so steamed yesterday but am failing to find the same passion this morning. Maybe it is because it is because snow is falling outside my window once again and I just housed a stack of homemade blueberry-cinnamon buckwheat pancakes and tall glass of almond milk. These things bring about a kind of peacefulness in me.
Oh yeah, now I remember what pissed me off. Some assclown walked up to me as I was training my heavy back squat for my upcoming meet and told me that showing off is going to lead to a serious knee injury if I’m not careful. 1. Who are you? and 2. I was the only one in the room as I don’t like to hog the squatrack from the members who … Read More »