“I just want to get toned. I don’t want my muscles to get all big and bulky.” I used to hear this all the time as a new trainer, especially from my female clients. There’s this misconception that lifting heavy weights will make someone bulk up, while lifting lighter weights a whole bunch of times … Continue reading Why “Toned” Muscles Don’t Exist but FAILING Still Gets You There
Exercise is great for you. Yes, I know that I’ve covered that topic a few times. There’s tons of evidence of its benefits for our bodies. What about our brains, though? Are there any mental benefits to pushing your physical limits in the gym? Can exercise, as mentioned in the title, actually make us smarter? … Continue reading Can Cardio Make You Smarter?
When I started my weight loss journey back in 2011, I pictured my future self the way dieters do. I dreamed about that magic number—180—that I’d one day see on the scale. It was like I thought the scale would hit that number and then erupt into fanfare and spit out confetti. Here’s the problem: … Continue reading Goal Clothes and Dressing for Future You
Every time we walk into the gym, we're faced with "the question": where do I start? Do I go for 30 minutes on the treadmill before I hit the weights, or do I knock out my dumbbell routine before polishing things off with a light run? Who do you want to look like: Lance Armstrong … Continue reading Which Comes First: Cardio or Weights?
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future…” – Steve Miller Band You’re running out of time. So am I. So is everyone else. We have this invisible clock within us all, continually ticking down the days until we leave this life. Every day we wake up, there’s a little less time left on … Continue reading Buy Back the Future
Alright, I’ve got a confession to make. I fell off my routine recently. I haven’t had a full, regular workout in a week; my training schedule for myself has been spotty for a month. I feel a little flabby, a lot embarrassed, and tremendously relieved to get that off my chest. See, it’s not the … Continue reading Getting Back in the Workout Saddle
I get these little tips for clients whenever I'm going about my daily business, so I wanted to stop and share a list of them here. I plan on updating this list as new ideas occur to me. Updated 10/6. Feeling blue? Take a 30 minute walk in your park or neighborhood. The fresh oxygen … Continue reading Gym Dom’s Quick Tips for Weight Loss