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Things that make me go hmmmmmm?

Thursday, April 23, 2015      9 comments

As I monitor the research and articles on exercise and fitness I post to the forums hyperlinks to those which I find most relevant. In the recent past I have posted two which I found very relevant to the people here on Spark, One cited a study ... Read more

Let's Talk

Friday, March 21, 2014      4 comments

As we rocket around the world wide web checking out fitness sites and information we run into TMI (too much information) almost instantly. As a trainer I am perhaps more guilty than many since I feel a need to be current so that I can answer que... Read more

Looking Ahead N.O.W.

Monday, December 30, 2013      3 comments

Another year has passed and we now have another to use to our advantage. While time is divided into the past present and future the only time over which we have any control is the present, yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet occurred. ... Read more

No New Thing

Friday, February 08, 2013      1 comments

Ecclesiastes 1:9, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” Without getting into a long discourse about electronic innovations... Read more


Wednesday, December 26, 2012      11 comments

As I wander through the pages of Spark people and other publications I notice the pictures of people running since I am a running coach. I am continually amazed or appalled; choose one or both, at the faulty running mechanics displayed in those ... Read more


Friday, August 03, 2012      2 comments

There is a recurring question asked on the boards which makes no sense to me and that question is; what is the distraction you use to “get you through your workout?” What distraction do you use when brushing your teeth, taking a shower or any... Read more


Saturday, April 28, 2012      5 comments

Just finished reading a new book on bodyweight training, “Ultimate Physical Fitness in 5 Minutes” by Johnny Grube. His website is He has a no nonsense, blunt, no holds barred approach to getting and staying fit using not... Read more

Gadget Review

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      2 comments

I was selected by Spark People to be a tester reviewer for fitness products from Best Buy. I was given two products to test and review, the fitbit ultra and a Perfect Portions food scale. The fitbit ultra. The product measures multiple... Read more

Bodyweight Training: conditioning or strength ?

Thursday, March 01, 2012      3 comments

What is the difference between the two types of bodyweight training? For an individual who can do 75 push ups dropping down and doing 10 push ups between Plyometric springs those push ups are conditioning exercises. For someone who can ... Read more


Thursday, February 09, 2012      4 comments

Every day I read over the postings in the Fitness and Exercise message boards and every day I see almost the same questions, statements and comments posted. What was your Cardio of the Day? How many minutes exercise have you done today?... Read more


Friday, December 30, 2011      3 comments

What is circuit training? Contrary to the popular marketing gimmick the current boot camp and other exercise programmes alternating bouts of strength training and cardio training are not circuit training. Circuit training was developed as ... Read more


Saturday, December 03, 2011      0 comments

This is just a quick and dirty mini workout to leep things rolling. WARMUP AND UPPER BODY I begin by swinging 2 pound Indian clubs for upper body flexibility and mobility and to warm up.. All exercises are done without a br... Read more


Wednesday, November 23, 2011      2 comments

I find that not being willing to be out of doors in the winter is a rather strange position to take in that every four years the world celebrates an event called the Winter Olympics. If I remember correctly these are not held ... Read more

This is the Winter of our discontent

Friday, November 04, 2011      3 comments

Listen up people, this is the Sergeant Major! To paraphrase “September Song” the daylight hours dwindle down to a precious few as we lurch grudgingly into winter, We can “Fall back” with our clocks so have to now ensure we do not ... Read more

Metheads Anonymous

Thursday, October 06, 2011      5 comments

My name is Rich, I am a recovering meathead. In the past I spent, hours, days, weeks and months in weight rooms and gymnasiums chasing the chimera of turning myself into some form of clone of a Greek god. I leapt on every new “fla... Read more

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