Exercises For Abdominals

June 30, 2008

Get a six pack in time for your Hawaii vacation! Any personal trainer can show you a few fancy ab exercises but if you really want to get a 6 pack or even just a little more definition in your midsection, then you had better read the text before trying the routine below. When I first started my

What Is A Workout?

June 22, 2008

Looking for motivation for the week ahead?

What I’m going to share with you today is one of the most inspiring pieces of fitness related writing that I’ve ever read. It inspired me years ago when I read it for the first time, and it still lights the fire under my butt as I read it today. I hope it can do the same for you. Thanks go out to Certified Personal Trainer Brian Copeland for sharing this with me about 5-6 years ago (Brian is a great personal trainer located here in Honolulu–I give him 2 enthusiastic thumbs up!!).

What Is A Workout?

A WORKOUT is 25% PERSPIRATION and 75% DETERMINATION. Stated another way, it is ONE PART PHYSICAL EXERTION and THREE PARTS SELF-DISCIPLINE. Doing it is easy once you get started.

A WORKOUT makes you better today than you were yesterday. It STRENGTHENS THE BODY, RELAXES THE MIND, and TOUGHENS THE SPIRIT. When you WORKOUT REGULARLY, your problems diminish and your CONFIDENCE GROWS.

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My Dad Walked The Talk

June 15, 2008

Some of my very best memories are with my Dad. My Dad is a great man. He’s genuine, charismatic, intelligent, good looking, and very outgoing. And by outgoing, I mean the guy will talk to anybody. He treats everyone with respect. He displays the same assured, intrepid, yet inquisitive demeanor, whether he’s having a conversation with a billionaire or with a homeless person. My Dad took me to professional sports games as a kid and even coached my soccer team. My Dad has always been there for me if I needed him.

I didn’t like following my parents rules; I refused to eat vegetables, I played video games without finishing my homework, I snuck out of the house when I was grounded, I made some bad choices, and I got into lots of trouble. The more my parents told me to do something or to not do something, the more I did the exact opposite. By age 16, I moved out for the second, and final time.

Let me tell you, I was quite a handful.

Rewind to a few years before I reached my angry, rebellious teenager years.
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An Angry Reader?

June 9, 2008

I received an email without a valid return address after my last post regarding efficient exercise programming for fat loss.

I think I must have touched a nerve with the person that wrote me this email. I’ll leave out the name given, but I figure a public reply is in good order, just in case anyone else felt similar to them.

Before I get to the email, I would like you all to know that I always welcome any and all comments, questions, or criticisms from anyone out there including: personal trainers, clients, experienced, or novice exercisers.

You can post your comment directly to the post, or you can email me. If you would like a reply to your email, please leave a valid return address if you’re using my consultation form to send me a message.

Now, on to the email…
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Learn From Their Mistakes

June 2, 2008

Time is the most valuable thing you have. You have a very limited amount in your lifetime. Once it’s gone, you can never get it back. That time is gone forever. You shouldn’t waste it and you should definitely never let anybody else waste it. Especially if you’re paying for it.

I was working out at my “other” gym here in Honolulu this morning. In the middle of my workout, I saw a personal trainer working with a middle aged woman. I have heard her talking a little about her goal before; losing weight and getting more muscle tone. It was pretty obvious to me that she was new to working out. I’m guessing her body fat % was in the low to mid 30’s.

The trainer was having her perform a single arm dumbbell lateral raise. Now, why in the world would a trainer of all people choose this particular exercise for this person. This lady wasn’t a bodybuilder.
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