It has become fashionable that the first thing people do when they get to the gym is lay down. In the name of prehab or rehab they enter a facility entirely designed for movement and instead of moving they...lay down.
"I have to warm up" they profess.
They either forgot or never knew the first few sets of any workout are the warm up. Those sets are of things like squats, presses, and rows. Not holds, foam rolls, or muscular isolations.
In those sets you grease the groove of the...
Carmen works with Kelly. Three years ago Kelly was weighing her cottage cheese and eating it for breakfast.
"This woman is effin crazy." Carmen thought.
This morning, almost four years after the incident Carmen loves cottage cheese - not just for breakfast but any time she feels. And she logs every thing she eats and balances it on a monthly level.
Between the two dates Carmen and Kelly have worked dozens of hours of lifting weights and logging their macros. They started by...
In ten years I've worked with parents and non parents alike. I don't know the exact split but it's safe to say there has been a fair bit of both.
One of the most common reasons I'm given for my clients not taking care of themselves is kids. "It's just different with kids. You wouldn't understand, you don't have them."
I beg to differ. I may not have biological children, but my work is a constant repeat of "eat your vegetables, go to bed, and stop drinking so much." My children are...
"You know, we could enjoy every weekend like this if we stopped signing up for so much crap," a mom and wife said to her husband on a Sunday morning after they woke up, made coffee, and started their day slowly with reading.
She couldn't believe how good she felt. And that has been compounding with the amount of things cancelled as a result of Covid.
I don't think her experience is uncommon since I've heard it echoed by dozens of others this year.
It seems like the forced...
I just got done talking to a woman who will start working with me to lose fat and figure out her eating.
She has had varying levels of success in the past but could never put it all together for herself.
And now it's not just about herself. Not that it ever was, but there is a certain selfishness which must be present before one can even think about caring for someone else.
Her 8 year old son is mirroring her and his father's lifestyle. Pounds and rolls are already piling up.
We don't get a pat on the back or celebrated when we put a day of work in. Or when we watch our kids from sun up til' down. We just do them because that's what responsible adults do. No congratulations needed.
Working out and eating right though? We can't do that without a fuckin cheerleading squad complimenting every session finished or proper plate eaten.