Tennis Elbow Causes and Prevention

Along with the warm weather of spring comes an increase of springtime activities like tennis, golf, and baseball. While getting outside and playing a challenging tennis match can be fun, you can over-do-it and end-up with elbow pain also known as tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is a common sports condition that affects more than just […]

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Powerlifting Competition

It was a Saturday, six weeks before a powerlifting competition! I have to admit that was a little nervous and I had been asking myself why I was doing it? The answer was to challenge myself to be better and to inspire others to challenge themselves. It’s the challenges in life that get us out of the ruts of […]

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Body Fat Fuels Muscles

In most gyms you will find the majority of the people on the cardio equipment in hope of losing weight and body fat.  They spend most of their time on the treadmills or the elliptical machines and very little time hitting the weights.  After several weeks of this they get frustrated because they see very […]

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My First Powerlifting Competition

I just competed in my first powerlifting competition last Saturday, the 2016 USA North Carolina Powerlifting Championships.  It was a really big show with over 100 of the state’s best lifters competing.  When I checked-in and I saw all those competitors, I thought to myself “wow I maybe in over my head!” The hardest thing […]

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Exercises to Strengthen Back

Performing a regular strength training program is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your muscle mass and strength as you age.  Below are three of my favorite exercises for developing and strengthening the muscles of your upper back which are critical for good posture, and reducing your risk of chronic […]

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Exercise Reduces Low-Back Pain

Here’s another great benefit of starting and staying on a regular strength training program.  Medical professionals estimate that four out of five American adults experience occasional or chronic low-back discomfort.  Low-back pain is responsible for more employee absenteeism and medical expense than any other ailment except cold and flu.  However, you can reduce your risk […]

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