My belief is that, after Squats, lunges are the best exercise out there for the lower body- Especially the butt! If yours is flat, lunges will help round it out. If it's too round, lunges will help it look more compact. The folks I've seen wh... Read more
1. ASK ME FOR HELP! I'm not going to bite, and I'd be honored!
2. YOU AREN'T LIFTING ENOUGH! If you are still leg pressing the same weight you were pressing six months ago (or one year or five years ago), you aren't challenging your muscl... Read more
I have mentioned these several times in my status updates here on Spark, but I feel they are a valuable enough tool in my strength and muscle gaining arsenal that they're worth a blog: PACE Weights: paceweights.com/
These ... Read more
I've helped so many people move off of weight loss plateaus over the last year or so that I thought a blog about it might be prudent. These are also excellent techniques to apply even if you aren't plateaued- This information is good for everyo... Read more
Today I did an interview with a local news station about the 12-week challenge I have entered. Here is the link, in case you'd like to see.
[Warning: I am NOT all dolled up! I'm ready to work out! (And yes, those are my hands. ... Read more
What works best for you? Going it alone, or being part of a team? There is nothing wrong with either style, but for your best success you really need to figure out which you are and be true to yourself.
I've tried to lose weight as part o... Read more
Yes, this is my second blog today! What can I say? I'm getting the New Year off to a good start!
I've heard the phrase "Abs are made in the kitchen" quoted lately by a lot of people I greatly respect. I've given it a lot of thought and h... Read more
The term "New Years Resolution" sounds temporary- Like it is only supposed to last through the in new part of the year. Instead, make your fitness goals a "Life Time Resolution".
The problem with making weight loss and being more fit soun... Read more
Remember: It's a Holiday Season, not an Eating Season.
If you don't want to derail your own weight loss efforts, you are going to have to take ownership of your eating for the next month. Scratch that..... You are going to have to take own... Read more
I love rules and find contentment in knowing I am following them. I think it's the German in me. At any rate, even I believe that there are times it's beneficial to break the rules, particularly when it comes to exercise. So, as promised in m... Read more
NewNarayan asked me to post progress pics, to see any potential muscle growth from my increased weight loads in my workouts. Honestly, I've been lifting like a fiend (for me), in an attempt to build up muscle in the places that needed a little ... Read more
I have had several people inquire about using whole-body exercises as opposed to working separate body parts. Many times it seems the whole-body camp gets almost charismatic about how their way is better. Me? I don't see it that way. I like sepa... Read more
Okay, I have a big confession: As of this morning I am at 160.4 pounds. This is about 3 pounds over where I was allowing myself to be for the purpose of muscle gain, 8 pounds over the top of where I would like to "normally" be, and 12 pounds o... Read more
I frequently have people asking me when I will do my first show, or as someone at the gym asked today my "next show" (like there ever was a first!). I had every intention of competing just a few months ago, but my mind has changed on this. Ins... Read more