Observations from a day at the local Gym

August 31, 2006

                   

Observations from a day at the local Gym  If you are one of the many people out there that have a gym membership, you have without a doubt witnessed many strange things. I know I do every single time I step foot in any fitness facility. I thought I would list some of the things I have seen and continue to see.   Read the rest of this entry »


Send Madden, Theismann, and the rest back to school….

August 30, 2006

 

Send Madden, Theismann, and the rest back to school….Injury classification- An overview 

I am still amazed at the ignorance when sports commentators report on injuries. Granted the average person out there really doesn’t know the difference between a sprain and strain, or the difference between a dislocation and separation, nor should they actually. However, it is my opinion that commentators truly should know. Most of them have played the sport or at least been around sports for years and should know the difference.

With the speed at which information gets passed around the internet, I see false information being posted all over the place about someone’s injury status like it is gospel, just because a favorite football commentator said it. Also, numerous people are involved in fantasy leagues and correct information is essential to them. Besides, its never bad to know things.

With that said, even if John Madden calls a dislocation a separation, or Theismann thinks a fracture and a contusion are the same thing (he of all people should know the difference) the viewer will never know whether he is right or not unless you know what to look for. Read the rest of this entry »


Supplements, Supplements, Supplments…..

August 29, 2006

Supplements

 I get asked a lot about supplements. When I worked in the high school most questions were about getting bigger and stronger, and what pill or powder can do that the best.

When I worked in the college setting, most of the supplements I saw were aimed at getting bigger and stronger, and the questions revolved around that as well.

 I even did a few minor stints in the NFL and most of the supplements I saw there were also targeting size and strength.

So you can see that it was refreshing to me when I entered the private sector and starting talking and working with normal people…non-athletes. Supplement questions always come up, no matter who you talk with. Most of the questions I get now revolve around fat loss, energy boosting, long term health, short term health, and yep, you guessed it…size and strength.

I have always prided myself on being ahead in the supplement game, meaning I was always reading and studying the latest supplements out there trying to see through the BS and find out what works and what doesn’t. Lately it seems that more and more supplements are coming out every week claiming all kinds of things. While science is getting better, there is still no magic pill. There are some supplements that I feel are worth getting if you are serious about fitness, health and yes, getting big and strong. And remember, no supplement is worth anything without a healthy diet and hard work. Here are my lists of supplements that I feel are worth the money: Read the rest of this entry »


15 ways to become disgustingly fat, unfit, unhealthy and a physical mess

August 27, 2006

 15 ways to become disgustingly fat, unfit, unhealthy and a physical mess 

“We are a product of our habits, and all of mine are bad!”- K.M. 

I spend way too much time telling people what they should eat, what they should do in the weight room, or on the track, and too much time telling people how they should take care of their body. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing it…after all, it’s what I do. I get flooded with those questions daily from everyone…family members, friends, and even total strangers.

Some of these people get it, and actually do what I tell them. They see results, feel better and look great. Most however, ignore the advice and go back to their old ways.

Sometimes I think it may be easier to tell people what not to do and maybe that will get the message across a little better.

So, in response to that thought, I have decided to write 15 things that you should do if you want to get really fat, really unfit, unhealthy and just a physical mess in life. I could probably write 50 or more easily after observing the general public, or walking through a Wal-Mart.

By the way, if you do some of these things and this list offends you, I am not sorry. Read it and weep, or you can get up, get your ass in gear and change your habits. Read the rest of this entry »


You Be Illin’ – Body messed up?

August 25, 2006

 

 

You Be Illin’

– Body messed up? Why?

As I get older (and no, I am not THAT old) I hear more and more from friends and acquaintances how screwed up their bodies are. “I can’t turn my neck to the left”, “My back is killing me”, “I screwed up my knee, so I can’t go skiing”, “I would love to work out more, but my shoulder always hurts when I do stuff”. Etc.

Why are we so messed up at such a fairly young age? I recently spent some time at the shore with my 90 year old grandfather and was amazed at how well he moved and the things he was able to do. This man has had 3 knee surgeries while he was in his 80’s and he moves better today than some of my friends who are not past their 35 birthday. How can that be? Well I am not going to speculate at this point why my grandfather seems so mobile and healthy, but I can and will speculate on why so many people at such a young age are messed up physically…more so, I will speculate to what they will be like if they do live to 90 unless they get themselves functional again. Read the rest of this entry »


5 simple ways to feel better

August 24, 2006

5 simple ways to feel better 

Most of us take our bodies for granted. Plain and simple, many of us spend more time and money and care on our cars, than we do on our own bodies. We abuse these wonderful, physical machines each day by overeating, not moving enough, sometimes moving too much, pounding them in the gym, on those long runs, etc.

In this article I am going to outline 5 simple ways that we can help our bodies feel better, or somewhat back to normal no matter what the problem. Are there more than 5 ways? Sure there are tons, but I will outline 5 ways that I have used on my athletes and clients, as well as myself with great success. I think anyone can implement these 5 things into their daily lives and help make a real difference. Now, these methods will not “cure” your ailments, but I can almost guarantee that if you follow these suggestions, in a few short weeks, you will feel better on a daily basis. Even if you are relatively “healthy” and feel fine, it is a good idea that you incorporate some or all of these into your daily routine. Of course, if you have a serious problem, make sure to consult a medical professional. For a bonus, if you are an athlete, a weight lifter or do any type of exercise where you are looking for improvements, these methods will help you improve in all of those areas. PLEASE NOTE: If you already have a medical condition, please see your doctor before starting any kind of exercise program or perform and exercises.

5 WAYS TO FEEL BETTER:    Read the rest of this entry »


ANKLE SCHOOL

August 21, 2006

 

Ankle School

If you like to run, than you need to enroll in ankle school

What is ankle school you ask?

Nothing more than performing a series of ankle exercises that will ensure long term health and well being for your ankles.

Running can wreak havoc on your feet and ankles. For some, just going for a jog a few times a week can cause severe pain and swelling of the surrounding tissues.

Why does this happen? Many reasons, but here is a list of the more prevalent casues: Read the rest of this entry »