It was a brisk Halloween night.
The October moon shone so full and bright that we didn't need flashlights to find our way.
Me and Sharon were dressed up as overtired parents of elementary school children.
Giavanna was bouncing around in her...
Your doctor said you should lift weights to increase bone density and build muscle. This helps to slow aging, right?
Problem is that weights are heavy, according to humorist Dave Barry. "When you lift them, your muscles hurt, which is your body's...
A good burger is a combination of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
It's also big on flavor. Each bite should include the perfect mix of salty meaty, sour pickle, and catsup-sweet goodness.
Nowadays we eat beef about once a week. A pan-seared...
A client looked at his new training program and frowned. "Squats again, Coach?" he exclaimed. I gave him a look that said, "There is never an absolute answer to everything, except of course that you have to do your squats."
I didn't actually say...
Getting lean shouldn't be tough.
"Losing weight" seems to be the most common goal if you're an over-40 man or woman.
Digging a litter deeper, the thing that everyone really wants is to lose unwanted bodyfat.
How do I know?
Well, a few days per...
What do you call a pancake after it does sit-ups? A waffle.
Try this fun pancake recipe as a free meal.
But first, if you've ever skipped a workout or started the day without your meals prepared ahead of time, continue reading.
I’ve got a...
It's been a long day and your legs are tired from being on your feet for many hours.
Maybe you are coming home from the office or perhaps you were out visiting family and friends.
Upon entering the house you call out to your better half, "Honey,...
Did you know you can target your goals by tailoring your repetition tempo for power, endurance, or increased muscle?
Here's another article I wrote for you.
You'll learn why it's important to focus on the tempo of each rep.
Hint: Control your...
An important question: Is adversity actually your friend?
I'm taking about a bump in the road. An obstacle.
Could it be the first domino that ultimately leads to greater things? I think so.
I can think back to various points in my own personal and...
A man walks into a restaurant and sits at a table. The waiter comes over and asks, "Would you like the soup or salad?"
Man replies, "Oh, that sounds much too big for me. I’ll just have the regular-sized salad, thank you."
Sharon and I have...
Bacon is the duct tape of food. It fixes just about any meal.
You can make this dish for breakfast; however, it's delicious at lunch and dinner too.
Batch prepping your meals is a good habit. It's something that will save you time, money, and help...
If you're on a journey to get better, you know the road is not smooth.
I'd say it's bumpy as heck.
Especially in the fourth quarter of every year.
October begins the holiday season, and with it, distractions and temptations that inadvertently mess...
The old-school medicine ball, considered outdated until recently, is a form of resistance training designed to strengthen your abdomen, hip flexors, and low back, collectively known as your core.
Core muscles maintain the integrity of your spine,...
It's no secret that many over-40 guys struggle to build and maintain muscle.
They think it's normal for a man to lose all of his muscle when he turns 40; however, that's a myth that needs to go away.
Middle-age guys also think that hormone...
The key to success in most things, especially your personal health, is to win your day.
It's something I learned a long time ago as a strength-and-conditioning coach hanging around professional athletes.
Win every meal.
Win every training session....
Wondering if it's safe to return to your gym?
Honestly I can't say; however, your fitness coach should be following CDC guidelines, just like we are doing at the best personal training program in Allentown, PA.
Check out this recent footage from...
Our lives are challenging.
Most over-40 men and women are busy with work, kids, grandkids, and other things.
You have tons of obstacles and potholes to navigate.
But, no matter how tough things get, success begins with a winning mindset.
You don't have to sport a permed mullet and baggy muscle pants to look like an outdated bodybuilder.
For most guys, all it requires is a trip to the gym.
Because the average lifter still organizes his workouts by body part, designating a...
"If you chase two rabbits you won't catch either one."
There's so much truth in that proverb.
One of the top mistakes I see folks make is trying to focus on more than one thing at a time.
I'll stand at the front of the line and admit...