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Huntsman World Senior Games – 2013

Huntsman World Senior Games – 2013 St. George, Utah   Hill Climb – Road Racing I’m no climber and this climb is really hard. It’s about 3.1 miles. The first mile isn’t bad, the second mile is between 6-8%, but the last mile is between 10-12%. Ouch! This Senior Games is different than any other […]

Stage 7 Hartberg, Austria

Stage 7 – Hartberg, Austria Today was like a bad dream that upon awakening had a silver lining.   Pouring rain woke me up a little before 7am. After six races in six days, I’m so tired I can’t even sleep. I couldn’t fall back asleep so I just laid there. Today was stage 7 […]

Small Group Training – Is it Personal Training or Group Exercise?

As club owners, department heads or fitness professionals, we have to earn a living like everyone else. Some members can’t financially afford to purchase a private one hour session with a personal trainer so we began offering half hour sessions in the late 90’s. As a personal trainer I resisted this concept, however, as a […]

Side Plank?

Mr. Dawes, I was really surprised at the article published in the recent Strength and Conditioning Journal entitled “the Reverse Side Plank/Bridge: An Alternative Exercise for Core Training” I felt like I was looking at a Shape Magazine. 1. No human on the planet would ever have a reason to support their body, 90 degrees […]

Fat Loss Studies Can Be Misleading

Recently an article was published in the May, 2012 issue of the IDEA Fitness Journal trade magazine entitled Eating or Fasting For Fat Loss: A controversy Resolved, by Dr. Len Kravitz PhD.” First, let me say I’m a big fan of Dr. Kravitz, however, I do have some questions and comments in regards to his […]