Author: Chris Proctor, contributing blogger
Making Your 2022 Resolutions Stick
Getting in shape is one of the most common resolutions that people set for themselves at the beginning of a new year. Even more common is that many of these people fail and then seek out the expertise of a trainer like myself.
How To Start A Workout Routine With Your New PowerBlock Dumbbells
If you have recently decided to commit to a workout routine for the first time, you may need a little guidance to get started. Your new PowerBlock Dumbbells look great in your basement gym setup, yet you stare at them and think to yourself, “. . . now what?”.
8 Reasons You Should Use Kettlebells
As someone who has been weight training for most of my adult life, I’m always interested in adding new stimulus to my program. In general, I believe that an effective weight training program revolves around the 5-6 major movement patterns, repeated consistently. However, I do like to add in new things every now and again Read more…
10 Reasons Weight Training Needs To Be A Part Of Your Life
My wife has always been a tough sell on the idea of weight training on a regular basis. She’s much more engaged in cardio based training like running and Peloton classes. I’m a huge advocate for weight training, and always encourage her to do it, but here’s how the conversation typically goes:
How Many Reps Is Right For You?
As a trainer, I have clients who come to me with specific goals in terms of their physique and function. They want to build more muscle, or get really strong, but often aren’t sure how to approach it. I recall working with a client who came to me saying he wanted to get really strong Read more…
5 Tips to Jumpstart Stalled Fat Loss
“I don’t get why I’m not losing weight” . . . . This is a common statement with clients I work with. They weigh themselves after what they perceive to be a great week of training and clean eating, only to see the scale display the same number as last week.
Build Muscle & Burn Fat Without Breaking The Bank
Finances are often seen as a barrier to improving health. I’ve had this conversation many times — as a matter of fact I had it just the other day with a cousin of mine. He told me he wanted to “get in shape & start eating better”, but he knew it was expensive and didn’t Read more…
5 Tips To Make Fat Loss Suck Less
I recall working with a particular client who needed to lose weight badly, but it was always a struggle. It was a constant roller coaster ride……down 3 pounds, up 4 pounds, never finding that consistent sweet spot of regular weight loss. “That’s it, I’m done eating bread!” he would say after weighing in and not Read more…
The Top 5 Reasons You Need To Do Squats
Squats are one of the major movement patterns that should be part of everyone’s programming. They help to build strength, improve overall training and sports performance and increase stability of the legs. But there are some benefits that a lot of people may not know about, so here are the top 5 reasons you need Read more…