Should I Stretch Before, After Or During My Workout?

 I’ve heard you should stretch during or after your strength training.  I’ve also heard you should stretch before you exercise.  I usually stretch before.  Can you clarify this for me?
Answer: Stretching is a low intensity exercise designed to improve joint … Continue reading

Machines Or Free Weights?…Here Is Your Answer!

“I’ve been told that free weights are better for you than selectorized
machines that are common in every gym these days. Can you tell me which
gives you the most benefits?”
The first thing you need to understand is that strength training involves … Continue reading

Why Should You “Waste” Money On A Personal Trainer?

A lot of people are not  big fans of the idea of paying somebody to push and coach them to lift more weight or run faster.  What if by doing just that, you are reversing the aging process? What if … Continue reading

A Rock Solid Fitness Tip For The Week: How Much Rest Between Sets?

There is a general rule for how much rest to take between sets when strength training, and that rule has one exception. First I’ll cover the rule, then the exception.
The rule is: you take as much time between sets as … Continue reading

Do You Still Confuse Exercise and Recreation?

 
The most destructive and misunderstood concept in fitness today among researchers, large health facilities and the general public is the confusion of exercise and recreation.
Exercise is an activity where the body performs an activity of a demanding nature.
Remember , DEMANDING! … Continue reading

What Is High Intensity Training?

Do you know what High Intensity Training (H.I.T.) is? ….. And please DON’T mistake it with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)!
High Intensity Training, also known as H.I.T., is a system of strength training that is characterized by brief and infrequent, … Continue reading

Did you get better today? by Dave Durell

Did you get better today? Did you do something, anything, to improve yourself in some area of your life? I hope so.
When I worked as a Strength and Conditioning Assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, everyone was … Continue reading

Is Sarcopenia Ruining Your Life?

Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle mass, which causes a loss of strength and function.  Sarcopenia normally begins somewhere between ages 30-40, and continues throughout a person’s life.  The rate of muscle loss is commonly thought to be about … Continue reading