Series

Treating Injuries – Rest Equals Recovery

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Recently, I sustained a very annoying wrist injury (Ironic, I just wrote about treating wrist injuries – Treating Injuries – Wrist Strain).  Let’s just say a little bit of foolishness on my part combined with a decline bench and two 90lb dumbbells combined to help make this happen. The really annoying part about hurting your… Read more →

Treating Injuries – Wrist Strain

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In this series of articles I’ll be talking about some common injuries that I’ve experienced and how I treat them.  IMPORTANT:  I am not a doctor or a certified physical trainer.  This is only based on my experience.  In ALL cases, if you are unsure of something you should always go and see your doctor.… Read more →

Home Gym Made Easy – Part 3

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In Home Gym Made Easy – Part 1 and Home Gym Made Easy – Part 2 we discussed all of the key considerations that will help us to create your Home Gym Plan. Combining your Space, Budget, Purpose, and Equipment with a Timeline will create your Home Gym Plan.  In my opinion, this plan should detail:… Read more →

Home Gym Made Easy – Part 2

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In Home Gym Made Easy – Part 1, I discussed the advantages I see in having a home gym as well as the key considerations you want to review as part of setting one up.  Also discussed was the first key consideration, Space.  Next up:  Budget There are two main questions that I would pose… Read more →

Home Gym Made Easy – Part 1

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Gym memberships can be great.  You can get access to a ton of different machines, a good range of dumbbell weights, different types of bars and benches, multiple cardio options, sometimes even a pool.  However, they can also be expensive, and usually require planning to make use of – not only to get there, but… Read more →

Quick Workouts – Body Only Abs

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Abs – Best defined by the eternal struggle of a Dad to either retain them from his youth or craft them in his old age.  A flat stomach or a pot belly can make a big difference in how people perceive you, especially as you age.  I know for me, it’s definitely one of the… Read more →

Quick Workouts – 15 Minute HIIT

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HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training.  Not necessarily a new concept, but something that seems to have taken off in the past few years as the preferred method of cardio training by many fitness professionals.  As I understand it (and use it), it basically boils down to a few main principles: Takes place over a… Read more →

Quick Workouts – An Introduction

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Exercising as a busy dad is all about getting the best bang for your buck out of your workout sessions, as you generally don’t have time to spend hours at the gym.  Sometimes, you might even have only 15 minutes to squeeze some kind of exercise in before you have to drive <insert child’s name… Read more →