Pullups, Pushups, and Barbell Squats, Three Exercises For a Complete Workout

Recently I was asked if I could only do three exercises, what would they be?  After some consideration, I said I would do pullups, pushups, and barbell squats.  I explained that if you combined these three exercises in a workout you would hit all the major muscle groups of your body Let’s look at these […]

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An Exercise to Strengthen and Develop Your Shoulders While Standing on a BOSU

Your shoulders are the most mobile part of your body and they are involved in almost every movement you make. Thus, having strong shoulders is not only important in performing the activities of everyday life, but also in the prevention of injury and pain associated with weak shoulder muscles. Your shoulders are made up of […]

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Pre-Workout and Post-Workout Meals are Crucial to Optimizing Your Exercise Program

In order to workout at your best and see optimal results you need to eat the right balance of carbohydrates and protein both before and immediately after your exercise sessions.  The pre-workout meal provides the energy for you to exercise at maximum intensity, and the post-workout meal provides the nutrition your body needs for optimum […]

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Four Basic Exercises to Strengthen Your Upper Body

  Exercise 1.  Lat Pulldown The lat pulldown is a great exercise for strengthening and developing the upper back muscles that are critical for good posture.  People whose shoulders are slumped forward most likely have underdeveloped upper back muscles. First, sit down and adjust the thigh pad to a position that firmly fits over your […]

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Lat Pulldown and Bent Over Dumbbell Row, Two Exercises to Develop and Strengthen Your Upper-Back

Having a strong upper-back is not only essential for good posture it also aids in stabilizing your shoulder girdle which reduces the chances of developing shoulder weakness and pain.  Lat pulldowns and bent over dumbbell rows are two excellent exercises for developing and strengthening your upper-back muscles.  Watch the video below as I demonstrate how […]

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