Strength Training for Kids

Many parents I know have big arguments with their children regarding the time spent in front of an iPad, PlayStation, television, etc. There is nothing wrong with playing video games; I did that as a kid and still do it, but it is vital that children engage in a regular physical activity. Kids are becoming […]

Why we have to squat

Photocredit: Trey Ratcliff After I got a great response regarding my deadlift article from colleagues, clients, and people online, it’s pretty obvious that talking about the squat needs to happen. If the deadlift is the queen of any strength and conditioning program, then squat is the king. Squatting is one of the fundamental human movements […]

A Back-Pain Solution

Starting with the basics. Personal trainer Jamal Younis first met 38-year-old Jessica in August 2014. Jessica, a former competitive collegiate swimmer, suffered from a degenerative disk disease, which had resulted in three surgeries to address the issue. Post physical therapy, she decided that in order to keep her back healthy she’d need to continue with […]