Simplifying Strength: Building Your Personal Training Program

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Simplifying Strength: Building Your Personal Training Program

These past three weeks I’ve highlighted the three most common tools for strength training: Bodyweight Exercises, Weight Machines, and Free Weights.  Each of these has its own set of positive and negative features, but none are considered the end-all-be-all of strength training.   And this is just the tip of the iceberg.  There are countless Continue Reading

Simplifying Strength: Free Weights

When most people draw up an image of muscular strength, that picture usually involves lifting free weights. Which is great! Free weights are a fantastic tool for strength training and improving your fitness.   Although there are countless designs, shapes, and sizes, the idea is still the same: Free weights include any object used to Continue Reading

Simplifying Strength: Weight Machines

Remember the first time you ever walked into a gym?   You saw all those large metal machines around the room with their strange moving parts and thought, “What in the world am I supposed to do with this?”   Maybe now you’re a pro at strength machines, but for many people they are still Continue Reading

Simplifying Strength: Body Weight Training

Let’s talk strength training, folks.   Most exercisers have experienced it in one form or another, but a lot of people still have questions.  I’ve noticed that much of the confusion, to some extent, is due to the countless tools and machines designed for strength training.   Should I exercise my hamstring using a leg Continue Reading