During the winter, I got quite sick around the new year. I wasn't myself for weeks, and so I got out of shape. Not like gaining a ton of weight or anything, just not as fit as I like to be. Finally, my strength started to return, and with a new gym membership in hand at Planet Fitness, I got back … [Read more...] about Getting In Shape For Spring – Revisiting Squats
In my ongoing new regimen, today I pushed my best up to 8 one-leg squats per leg! Hey, at this rate, why not shoot for ten? (I also got another personal best for pull-ups). With the squats, I've found that my left leg performs a little better than my right - the left leg is slightly stronger and … [Read more...] about More Squats, Texas style.
Continuing my latest workout tale, another part of my new workout was to return to the squat. I had been working the lower body with Turkish get-ups for a few months, a very productive and fun exercise that truly works almost the entire body, and I was using it as my sole lower body exercise for … [Read more...] about New Workout, Part Deux, My Personal Best for One-Leg Squats.
I'm on a new regimen of this great exercise! I started with just one rep with each leg using dumbbell counterweights. So I'm going to use this spot to track my progress: As of 8/12, I'm up to a personal best of 6 reps per leg, no counterweights! It was a near maximal effort, and I was a little … [Read more...] about Mastering the One-Leg Squat
The following is excerpted from an response I gave to a trainee who said that he really hated squats because they gave him so much pain. He had heard many people say that squats were valuable, so he wanted to know if he still "had" to do them even though they made him dread going to the gym. --DC … [Read more...] about Do I Have to do Squats?