How Can I Get Defined Abs Without “The Pooch?” Q&A With Suzanne

Does the fact that I’ve been strength training for over 15 years make me an expert? Not a chance. I could’ve been training the wrong way all those years, and many people do. You can even be under the tutelage of a personal trainer and look the same year in and year out (although that might be your doing outside the gym). However, due to my hard work, education, mentors, and coaching experience, I continue to produce results for both my clients and myself. I’m a {Read More…}

Ultimate Booty Workouts and the RCK 360

I don’t do many reviews here, but once in awhile it’s fun and important. I have two products to tell you about today: (1) A new book about booty workout routines by my friend Tamara Grand, and (2) an ab roller that challenges your core and more. First, let’s get to Tamara’s book! Ultimate Booty Workouts Exercises to Build, Lift and Sculpt an Amazing Butt  I always say, if I’ve had wine with someone, there’s a darn good chance we’ll become friends. First off, {Read More…}

Building an Effective Abs Workout

There’s a lot of confusion about the best abs workout and core training in general. Will ab exercises give you flat abs? Should you even train your abs separately, or is that an outdated idea? To start with, you won’t get flat abs with any workout; that’s going to come strictly from diet. If you’re like most people, you have at least a little fat around the middle, and that makes it challenging to see any definition. Don’t believe the crap you read on {Read More…}

Five Myths About Abs Training

Abs training might be one of the most misunderstood of all muscle groups. The myths are rampant, so today I do my best to dispel a few of them. It’s not hard to fall for these myths; popular media reinforces them steadfastly. My experience and education have shown me, however, that you can’t always believe what you hear, even if it’s repeated over and over. Myth #1 “Abs are made in the kitchen alone.” When pontificating about the best way {Read More…}

Crunches No More! Effective Core Training

I know people who hate crunches and sit ups, maybe as much as I hate overrated military-style exercises that make me struggle awkwardly (like burpees). The fact that some disciplines use them as a test of fitness certainly doesn’t help their reputation, so let’s look at how useful they really are. I don’t mind crunches myself. Once I get into a rhythm, staring at the ceiling in a trance, I actually kind of enjoy them. Crunches aren’t necessarily bad for {Read More…}

Commandments for Health & Injury Prevention

Whether you love being active or not, no one wants to end up with an injury. Inactive people get injured more frequently than active people. Those who don’t exercise become deconditioned, and a wrong step, a movement outside normal range of motion, repetitive movements, or carrying too much weight can lead to muscle and joint dysfunction. People who are out of shape and get surgery to fix muscle or joint issues usually are back in pain again in some way, {Read More…}