Category: Fitness Myths

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Should You Exercise When Sick?

As I write this, we are deep in the grip of the Coronavirus and the societal response to this pandemic.  When faced with quarantine, loss of work, and uncertainty we all look for some semblance of normalcy. And for many people that means getting in their daily exercise.  This leads many people back to the […]

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Should Children Lift Weights?

Is Weightlifting Safe for Kids? This is a common question we get all the time. Every parent wants the best for their kid. And they want them to have success in athletics. But many people worry that adding weight training to their child’s sports routine might be too much. Are you pushing your kid too […]

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The Bionic Athlete: Returning To The Gym After a Joint Replacement

Today’s athletic population is running into a problem: Can you continue to exercise after joint replacement surgery? There are a lot of people stuck between a rock and a hard place. Their arthritis hurts terribly when they work out, but they worry surgery may mean that they have to stop exercising completely! So I thought […]

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Older Athletes Need To Be In Your Gym

The human body is either in a state of growth or decay. I think it’s safe to say the majority of functional fitness coaches and trainers have seen the recent, and misinformed, news “story” where some orthopedic surgeons told people over 50 that they shouldn’t do some common exercises after 50.  Pull-ups, push-ups, weighted squats, […]

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3 Exercise Myths That Are Holding You Back

There are so many exercise myths and half-truths floating around on social media and the internet.  It can be frustrating when the program the latest fitspo is selling doesn’t seem to get you the same results.  Or when your training is hampered by nagging injuries.  Here are three common myths that really get my goat. […]

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