Category: Pain Management
I may owe this one to the Bruins as I had an big AHA moment as I was on my way to the game. Not only was I able to witness the Bs sawweeeeeeeep the Flyers and win the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 19 years but I’m pretty sure I figured out where my right hip dysfunction comes from….
Like most men, I travel lightly by carrying my keys, cellphone, and wallet. The bare necessities for urban travel. Women, on the other hand, who tend to travel with a purse filled with enough “stuff” to survive several weeks in the jungles of South America, a tornado, and panther attack may have the upper hand on this one.
It might be a pain in the butt to carry all that “stuff” (I am using the politically correct … Read More »
I admit that I have been a little preoccupied lately and haven’t been able to wow you all with my manly machismo and Stephen King-like writing skills but I can explain. You see, I have been taking ninja lessons to help increase my strength to it’s maximum potential. It’s hard work being strong and ninja-like so I am definitely open to trying new things to get my strength up. Here is one of the programs I have been following:
Speaking of ninje chops, my life just changed for the better as my girlfriend moved in on Sunday (the real reason I haven’t been around much) and we have been apartment hunting in the Newton area. You know, some guys would freak having their man cave feminized with “product” and hosiery and such but I take this as a sign that I … 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 can’t stress enough how important a regular full-body dynamic warm-up is to include in not only your workout but your daily routine. So why is it that those who need this stuff the most almost always have an excuse for why it doesn’t get done yet they have plenty of time to do pec flys, half bicep curls and what I call the “chicken wing” shoulder fly. You know the guys who grab the 40lb. dumbbells and with their elbows flexed flap their wings.
Truly mind boggling.
I don’t care if your an 80 year old woman, an olympic athlete or just a weekend warrior trying to get fit you probably have some areas that could use a little mobility and activation prior to your workout. Yeah, this means you tough guy.
I’m not saying you have to be flexible enough to … 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 »