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The Wife’s Christmas Gift

The Wife's Christmas Gift Not All Husbands Are as Sensitive as Me A recent Peloton spin bike commercial has stirred up controversy.  Buying a spin bike for your wife appears to demonstrate that you are a sexist, misogynistic husband.  I have to disagree.  I feel any gift that can improve a loved one’s health and permits them to remain active for an entire lifetime is wonderful.  I do have an argument with a spin bike being the best training tool for a young woman.  Read on for a far better selection of Christmas fitness gifts. Stand Up Work Station Our young wife obviously has a career outside of the home.  It takes two incomes to be able to afford a…

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The Zen of Weightlifting

The Zen of Weightlifting Fitness Wisdom From Brad Stulberg Brad Stulberg writes about health, wellness, and many other topics.  His 2016 article How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym should be required reading in every middle school.  Mr. Stulberg’s most recent article, The Zen of Weight Lifting in the November 22, 2019 New York Times, is another gift.   Please take ten minutes and read the article. If you have on line access to the New York Times, read some of the 300+ comments.  Many older folks sent testimonials in regards to the restorative benefits of strength training.  We need to get the word out that the adaptation response to strength training remains remarkably well preserved into old age.  In…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 7

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 7 Planks About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever possible,…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 6

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 6 Stairs and Side Planks About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 5

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 5 Glute Bridge Variations About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike…

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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 4

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 4 One Leg Romanian Deadlift About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a…

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