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Focus on Lowering, not Lifting Weights

When you use dumbbells, do you put more effort into lifting or lowering them? Most likely, you concentrate on lifting, which is called the concentric phase of the muscle’s contraction. Think of a bicep curl. When we curl the weight up towards the shoulder, our bicep muscle shortens. When we lower the weight back down, […]

High Rep Training

High Rep Training (HRT) is not a new complex concept, but seemingly, everyone forgets about it, including me. Before the lockdown, I had the luxury of working out in a fitness center equipped with weights heavy enough that I did not need to use the HRT method. In my estimation, HRT training consists of multiple […]

Add Mobility Movements to Enhance Your Exercise Routine

Mobility is a word that we hear a lot when we talk about movement and fitness, but what exactly does it mean?  Mobility is the ability of a joint to move freely through its full range of motion.   It’s very important to include mobility in your weekly training routine because it has many significant benefits. […]

Safe Outdoor Exercising in Summer Heat

Summer heat and humidity along with the strong rays of sun have made a return.  Couple this with the fact that we all continue to telecommute, the outdoors has become a common part of our exercise routines. Whether you’re stepping outside to enjoy the wider space for exercise or to vary your family time with […]

Don’t Waste Your Weight Training On Things That Don’t Matter

Are your weight training workouts inefficient and bloated? Are you buried in the minutiae, spending far too much time on things that don’t matter? To get an effective, efficient workout for muscular fitness and improved physique, you need to heed the words of Bruce Lee: “It’s not the daily increase, but the daily decrease. Hack […]