Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Celebrate Your Freedom

Free yourself from the confines of a diet. Free yourself from an exercise routine that leads to nowhere. Free yourself from limitations. Free yourself from a bad attitude. Free yourself from laziness. Free yourself from comparing your body to fitness models who have been professionally lighted and airbrushed. Free yourself from comparing your fitness level […]

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Deadlift with a Hex Trap Bar

A couple months ago I shared the benefits of deadlifting. Using proper body mechanics and lifting techniques you can strengthen many body parts, including the back, legs, arms, shoulders and core. So here’s a question for you. Why do so many weightlifters and powerlifters wear belts during this exercise? The reason is that they are […]

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Watch, Bid & Win. Support Wisconsin Public Television’s 41st Annual Auction!

How would you like to support public television and get a great deal on my personal training sessions? Then check out WPT’s 41st Annual Auction on Friday June 3rd from 7pm to 12am. I donated a package of 5 Personal Training Sessions in the Sports & Recreation Category. That’s a value of $375! What do […]

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If The Shoe Fits

If you’re going to play basketball, wear basketball shoes. If you’re going to play tennis, wear tennis shoes. If you’re going for a run, wear running shoes. So what type of shoes should you wear when you go to the gym to lift, do some cardio and stretch? The answer is a shoe that fits […]

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How To Make Pesto in 3 Easy Steps

Pesto is one of my favorite sauces! It’s great as a spread in sandwiches, can be tossed into pasta or used as stuffing for pork and chicken. It’s also a key ingredient for my Pesto Minestrone Soup and Chicken and Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto. Pesto also freezes well if you have extra. For the […]

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Deadlifts: 5 Reasons to Add this Awesome Exercise into Your Workout Routine

When you picture someone performing a deadlift, what images come to mind? Perhaps that of Brian Shaw, American professional strongman competitor, who won three World’s Strongest Man contests? Or perhaps Annie Thorisdottir, Olympic weightlifter and CrossFit Games champion? Or maybe your uncle, who threw out his back while trying to hoist a 40 pound bag […]

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Celebrate with Birthday Push-ups

How should you celebrate your birthday? With push-ups, of course ? Watch and see if I can do 43 push-ups (+1 for good luck) to celebrate my 43rd birthday today.

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How to Design a Boxing Routine with BOB (Body Opponent Bag)

Boxing with BOB (Body Opponent Bag) is a great way to add variety and fun into your exercise routine. Balance, speed, coordination, cardio and overall movement are involved. Here is a 10-minute video demonstrating how to build and customize your own boxing routine. If you don’t own BOB or a heavy bag, that’s okay. You […]

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Concussion: Book Review

I just finished reading the book Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas today, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a human story. It’s a courtroom drama. It’s a science lecture. It’s a search for answers. Bust most of all, it’s about a man’s journey and his willingness to stand up to the NFL and tell the […]

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A Parent’s Testimonial

Getting a written testimonial from a client is always rewarding. It’s like a big thank you and reminds me why I have been personal training for over twenty years. But getting a testimonial from a client’s mother is even more meaningful to me. I’m just going to cut to the chase and share what Betsy […]

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