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A program for push-ups at 75 years old

August 28, 2014

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More than any other exercise, push-ups are where people boast about their prowess. More than any other exercise, people’s form makes one’s eyes rather watch another minute of After Earth than watch them continue another rep. Ok, ok, to be fair. Will and Jaden have a lot on their plates. They’re busy being physicists and studying […]

Protected: Making Sitting More Knee Friendly

August 22, 2014

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How sitting kills you(r knees)

August 22, 2014

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Preface: I decided to make this a non-technical post; I think that will be more impactful for this topic. For the biochemistry / biophysics inclined, I’m sure there are some details you’ll wish were in here. I included some references and words at the end to hopefully satisfy that desire. There’s been a nice wave […]

Don’t aspire to be the celebrity trainer

August 18, 2014

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Too many personal trainers decide their industry is only for the upper class. I’m looking at you who charges $100 an hour. You, with your underhand grip, swirling your wine, bragging how aged it is; looking down at me for drinking PBR in a can. [1] You who charges teenagers and their parents close to […]

Why grandma shouldn’t deadlift

August 12, 2014

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This is an excerpt from my write up on my second visit to the Washington University in St. Louis. I wanted to give this its own post. A highlight of my trip was the direct conversations I got to have with Shirley. As far as I know, I was the only non-therapist at this course. Oddly, […]

Phone / Video consultations

August 4, 2014

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Most of my clients fit into one of a few different categories: Has no idea what they’re doing and genuinely needs someone to guide them through an exercise program. (Nutrition is sometimes a part of this.) “I’m afraid of hurting myself. There’s too much information out there and I’m lost.” Is tired of trying to […]