Demonstration of how to stretch the upper and middle fibres of the trapezius muscles… You can do this sitting or standing. A hand on your head, you pull slowly to tilt your head to the side. This exercise stretches the sternocleidomastoid, all (anterior, middle and posterior) scalenes muscles, the upper part of the trapezius, splenius…

Use near perfect form to ensure proper recruitment of the targeted muscles… For the most part, we want to move the weight in perfect form to ensure proper recruitment of the targeted muscles as well as training injury free. However, if you are an experienced lifter then there are times that you may sacrifice form…

This is the one thing most people lack in the gym. They think they are pushing themselves. They are lucky if they are tapping into 70% of what they are capable of. Without the proper level of intensity, your body will not be forced to adapt and change. It has no reason to. Your intensity…

I would like to address the amount of sets to perform for each exercise. By sets I mean groups of repetitions. There are many theories out there regarding how many sets you should perform. On average they range from one set to ten, sometimes more. I like my clients to perform three sets per exercise….

I want to warm up the specific muscle group we are going to be working by performing small sets with lighter weight to prepare our muscles for the coming workload… First off, I don’t consider walking for 10 minutes on a treadmill as a warm up. It might get the heart pumping and the blood…

To some this may sound obvious but I can’t count how many times I have asked someone performing an exercise what muscle they are working and they have no idea. You can’t properly target a certain muscle if you are not mentally focused on it. Much has been written about this connection, the mind/muscle connection,…

Too many people go to a gym for the first time and start on machines based workouts. As a matter of fact, most gyms have beginner programs designed around a machine circuit. This is probably the worst thing to do as far as your body is concerned. Why do health clubs do this? Basically, because…