Monday Motivation 10-03-2011

On February 25th, 2009 Zach Krych suffered a catastrophic injury while training as a top Olympic-style weight lifter. Zach had been using deadlift straps to make gripping the bar easier. This turned out to be a huge mistake. While performing hang-squat cleans Zach lost his balance, fell over backwards and as he did, unable to…

Feel-Good Friday 09-30-2011

Good Friday to you! In this edition of Feel-Good Friday G.M. plans to reopen a plant and add 6,400 jobs back that were slated to go to Mexico. CNN selects their top 10 heroes for 2011, if you aren’t among the 181,000,000 viewers of the Evolution of Dance then you have to see it, and…

The Power To Choose – I'd Bet On This Client

I spend 80 percent of my work day doing what I love…coaching clients through their highs and lows but ultimately to their leaner destination. Yes, I’ve studied thousands of hours over 29 years in this field and yes I’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on continuing my education but I’m so fortunate and blessed…

Old Guy Asks Me For A Favor

This is actually a true story – happened to me this past weekend while I was staying in a hotel. It’s 7am, time for breakfast. The hotel has free continental breakfast so it’s oatmeal and hard-boiled eggs for me. Ya, I toss the yolks. Got a problem with that? 🙂 I’m going to a training…

Success: The Truth Is In The Details

The path to success is far more complicated for everyone than the quick conversations, Facebook posts, quips and cliches could ever do justice. “Eat less and exercise more!” This five-word diet as it’s been called is about as offensive for those struggling with their weight as any oversimplification can be. The truth for the weight…

Coughing After Exercise: Not Always Exercise-Induced Asthma

I attended an instructor-training certification this weekend put on by physical therapist and internationally-recognized author and fitness expert Martin Rooney(1). As part of the certification we were performing a circuit using battle ropes, dynamax med-ball slams, kettlebell swings and ladder-mobility work (4 stations). The circuit required a 1:1 work to rest ratio and each work…

Feel-Good Friday 09-23-2011

For this edition of Feel-Good Friday I’ve got a video that I think you are just going to love! It was put together by a very well-respected trainer of trainers Martin Rooney. I am actually attending a Martin Rooney weekend seminar event this weekend and he’s one of the few people I’d actually spend MY…