Risky Exercises

Have you seen that video of the guy in the gym and all of the strange exercises he sees people doing? Some of these things really happen, folks. Sometimes these things are funny, but not dangerous, like people dancing while they’re on the treadmill. However, sometimes exercises, even “normal” appearing ones, can be dangerous. Here’s […]

Order of Exercise Categories

There is some controversy around the “correct” order of exercises. So, I will share what I’ve learned through the years and why I recommend this order. Start with a gentle cardio warm-up. This is usually a slower version of the activity you’re about to do. This loosens up your body and gets the muscles, ligaments, […]

Categories of Exercise

There are four main types of exercise: cardiorespiratory, strengthening, flexibility, and balance. Cardio is repetitive movements of large muscle groups. Strengthening exercises involve overloading the muscles. Flexibility exercises are designed to increase joint range of motion. Balance exercises improve agility and stability. On the surface, these seem straightforward, and they can be. Cardio can be […]

The best diet?

There have been lots of opinions on the best diet through the years. Some are based on research, some not, but most work for some people. I get asked for my opinion on different diets all the time. I must admit that my opinion has changed through the years so here are my current thoughts. […]

Proper order of weight lifting exercises

Clients often ask why we do exercises in a certain order. There is a method to all. So let’s discuss the reasoning. Compound exercises and large muscle groups first. This is because compound movements involve muscles of different sizes. Therefore, if we tire out the smaller muscles with isolated exercises first, then the larger muscles […]

Welcome and Why

Hello and welcome! I’m glad you found me. I am starting this blog because I’m tired of all of the misinformation, hype, and dangerous advice out there about diet, exercise, and health in general. As an Exercise Physiologist with 20 years of experience, I want to bring you the latest, accurate information on health, diet, […]