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As a trainer, I've tended to play up the importance of free weights as the "best" method of building muscle and functional strength. As it turns out, weight machines fill in some gaps that free weights can't quite reach.
Bonus: there's some great rehab tips here for people with knee joint pain. Give it a read. I'm here to answer your questions.
theptdc.com Trainers who avoid using machines, and gym owners who scrap them altogether, are doing a disservice to their clients.
No time to workout during the work day? Read this.
Your biggest obstacle when working at a desk job is making time to get up and move during the day. I understand this more than ever, now that I work a desk job at a local gym. Simple fitness goals during the workday like 90 second workout breaks make a big difference. Try this one tomorrow:
Midway through your morning and afternoon, get up and complete 15 air squats, then 10 push-ups. Split this up into two sets of 8/5 and 7/5 if needed. This little activity will loosen your hips, work your glutes, and activate your chest--all muscles that get stiff from not being used at work. Do this tomorrow, then come back and tell me how you felt afterward.
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My man B is getting it done on deadlifts yesterday. This movement works your hamstrings, back, and glutes like there's no tomorrow. Keep up the solid work, buddy.
Gym Dom summer tip:
Going on vacation this summer? Stay active while you're away. Keep weight gain at bay through lots of walking or even bodyweight exercises while out of town. The continued effort will keep that weight gain at bay, allowing you to still enjoy yourself when you get home, too.
Do you work in an office and suffer from desk aches and pains (stiff wrists, low back pain)? Here's a few tips to make the work day more comfortable.
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Keep up the great work, Matt! Next up: kettlebell training.
gymdombrett.wordpress.com Week 3 of working Coach Brett Andrews’ plan, and I’m feeling it! Getting stronger, feeling better, sleeping great…
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Are you looking to build lean muscle, and you're not sure why these light weights aren't working? My next blog post tells you exactly how you can FAIL your way into toned muscles.
The blog drops in the next two days. Message me directly for early access to it.
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Is it possible to be both fat AND healthy? http://bit.ly/2lIweCO Thanks to @sweatscience for inspiring this post. #fitness #weightloss
gymdombrett.wordpress.com tl;dr: “Obese people who are physically fit are half as likely to die as thin, sedentary people. Aerobic fitness may be a better measure of health than BMI.” (Source, p. 205) “Can you b…
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In today's blog, I give tips on how you can minimize a problem that over 80% of us have: low back pain.
gymdombrett.wordpress.com The thing about your back is, it’s like 90% of your body. When it gets messed up, going about your normal day can be pretty rough. If you’re anything like the 80% of Americans (source) who experien…
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gymdombrett.wordpress.com A friend of mine asked me last week for ideas about dealing with junk food cravings. I wanted to share my answer here and see what other suggestions we can find for handling these cravings. 1) Dist…
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Looking for a more intense workout? These named workouts, "Atlas" and "Hermes", will push your limits beyond the usual day-to-day workout. Loads of movements and minimal rest are the name of the game. Good luck!
evernote.com This is a running list of my named workout series. They're designed for an endurance runner who's been looking to tone up and place an intense focus on core. Feel free to scale set count or prescribed...
One of our body weight workouts from last week. These two are getting after it on these TRX bands! #legday #HIIT
As we get older, maintaining our balance becomes more of a concern. Use this workout to safely improve your balance and strengthen your core. Follow me for more fitness tips, workouts, and lifestyle strategies for your health journey.
evernote.com Here's a simple workout that you can do at home to strengthen your core and improve balance. No equipment required. Feel free to download, use, and share this workout with friends. Contact me at 205-9...
The holiday season can creep on some extra pounds when we aren't looking. Personally, I blame it on too many Christmas parties and my Nana's turkey dressing (that stuff is LEGIT, people).
You can keep that holiday weight gain at bay with these simple adjustments as we close out 2016.
gymdombrett.wordpress.com Want to curb that holiday weight gain as we close out the year? Here’s 3 strategies to accomplish just that.
Headed into the holiday season, you're going to face some food situations that challenge your resolve to maintain your healthy eating plans. Justin has some great tips to help you stay the course with your health journey.
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