It’s no surprise that different techniques can change the resistance torque pattern during exercises and in turn, change the stress among different muscle groups. Let’s take one of the most commonly asked about exercises, low bar vs high bar squats. During a low bar squat, the bar is placed low on the upper back … Continue reading Low Bar vs High Bar Squats: Which is Right for You?
Must Eat: Easy (High Protein) Lunch When I don’t have time to fix a lunch, but still want to get in some protein and carbs, this is one of my go-tos. I just buy some pre-packaged salmon (usually just the 4oz size) and put it on top of some pretzel crisps. This serving here is … Continue reading Monday Musts
Before I get into this, I have to mention that warm ups should be tailored to individual needs (sticking points, mobility restrictions, under active muscles, etc). Some people need a lot of warming up, others not a whole lot. But since I get asked about warming up quite a bit, I thought I'd include … Continue reading Lower Body Warm Up
Must remember: Happiness for Others For some, it can be difficult to be happy for others. We start comparing ourselves, maybe even feel inferior. Unfortunately, these envious feelings can lead to depression and even at times hostility – taking the focus off your own goals and wasting energy on a downward spiral of unhappiness. I … Continue reading Monday Musts
Short answer: Yes. Yes it does. So it’s never really a good cue when people say to "look up" in a squat. And we've all seen the cranked head position to "help" get out of the hole. I get it, you don't want eyes down (something I’m still working on), but you don't want your … Continue reading Does your neck position really matter in your lifts?