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.
It's interesting to see the inquiries that come from my website. I asked one guy what his training goals were, and they basically amounted to "getting as huge as possible". That's pretty normal for a young guy with surging testosterone, or who may have been beaten up a few too many times. I make … [Read more...] about Many Different Types of Fitness Trainees
I usually stick with a particular workout for awhile. This way I can track progress and get some mastery of the techniques. Thought it's good to have some consistency, it's possible to stick with a program for too long, and that's something that I've been known to do. Now and then, it's good to … [Read more...] about Tales of Dave’s New Workout
A new Stanford study makes the astounding claim that regular exercise, including running, may improve the health of older adults. Gee, I just don't see how that could be possible. If people at a top school can get research grants for a premise like that, I think I'll see if I can get funding for … [Read more...] about News Flash – Running for Exercise Improves Your Health!
I have mixed feelings about the Olympics. This time around, I'm really enjoying them, and they're getting me really fired up to work out. I told someone this, and she just looked at me like I was from another planet, even though she does exercise and is in decent shape. It illustrates how … [Read more...] about The Olympics, Gymnastics, Shawn Johnson, and those Wacky Chinese
The local Syracuse newspaper occasionally has brief fitness articles. I was pleased to see one about kettlebells recently written by a certified trainer, but I was concerned about one part of the article and wrote a letter to the editor, and they published it in the online version of the paper! … [Read more...] about Kettlebell Snatches – Beginner Exercise?