how to not fail your new years resolution

Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions – and some motivation

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I wasn’t sure if I would write a New Year’s Resolution themed blog post this year. It just seems so cliche. So expected from a fitness blogger like myself. Nevertheless, here we are, but I’m not going to talk about goal setting or how to score a great deal on a new gym membership. The question is: Should you formulate a health and wellness New Year’s Resolution? Sure. Of course. If you aren’t quite happy […]

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Is the pistol squat the rarest exercise in the world?

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If there’s one exercise that has made me more friends in the gym than any other, it’s the pistol squat. Also known as the single leg squat, the pistol is the singular movement that everytime I work them in the gym, there’s a very good chance that someone will approach me and comment. Usually, they are either asking me why I’m doing them or lamenting about how they probably can never do them because of some […]

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How to know if you have tight quads

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It has only been in the last three years or so that I started to pay any attention to the tonicity of my quadriceps. To be honest, for a long time, I never thought that they could get tight. Hamstrings, sure. Calves, absolutely. But quads? Really? Today, I fortunately know better. Just as I keep a close eye on my calves and hamstrings, I now pay attention to my quads. And since I’ve done so, […]

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Two glute builders that don’t get enough attention

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Deadlift Monday, I like to say. It’s my little way of avoiding International Bench Press Monday which is known and celebrated the world over. And when I headed into the gym yesterday I realized – as I do almost every Monday – that hardly anyone deadlifts. Which got me thinking. Why are so many people headed to the gym to build a better butt, yet so few are even doing the exercises required to get […]

Do you really need protein powder?

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I’ve been a gym rat for around 15 years now. That’s how long I’ve been lifting weights and learning about movement. Over this time, I’ve also consumed my fair share of supplements in my attempt to be “bigger.” I’ve dabbled with all the usual suspects: mass gainer, creatine, and protein powder. Let’s talk about the latter. Specifically, let’s try to answer the question: Do you really need protein powder? In my experience, new lifters are […]

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Find your fitness tribe

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We live in exciting times. Why? Because there is a flavor for everyone these days. Twenty years ago, there were only a few dozen brands of coffee. Today there are thousands. There’s a specialty for just about everything. Fitness is no different. And yet a lot of people have a difficult time getting into fitness. This may not be you, but it’s probably someone you know. Or maybe it is you in a way. Perhaps […]