Is your warm up outdated?

High school gym class taught you that warming up meant a few short stretches before a rousing game of dodgeball or a rope climbing session.  If you’re still using that warm up before your workout, or like most people you have no warm up, today’s column will give you a few ideas to make you think twice about skipping the warm up.

A proper warm up prepares the body for exercise and helps prevent injury, while making your workout more effective.  The most beneficial warm ups activate the muscles you’ll be using during your program through their full range of motion by simulating the exercises that you’ll be performing during the workout.  For example, if you’ll be doing loaded squats, warm up by performing body weight squats.  If you’ll be bench pressing, start with some push ups.  I’ve included a video showing examples of a few dynamic warm up exercises to get you thinking. 

All this doesn’t mean you should throw out all of your static stretches though.  Instead, perform the static stretches at the end of your workout to lessen tightness after your session.  However, this is a recommendation and not a rule as static stretching before exercise has great value if you’ve got some specific areas of tightness that prevent you from moving through a full range of motion.  In this case, stretch out or foam roll those muscles to loosen them up and then perform a dynamic warm up.

Your Fitness Journey DVD Now Available

Your Fitness Journey DVD CoverI am pleased to announce that my first DVD, Your Fitness Journey, is finally available!

I’ve been working on this for quite awhile and I’m excited to finally make this project available to you.  The DVD gives you over 80 videos showing  exercises or varying levels of difficulty in several different categories.  

Unlike most fitness DVDs that give you one or two pre-determined workout programs to follow which quickly become boring and routine, you’ll have the opportunity to mix and match exercises and create hundreds of fun and interesting combinations.  In addition, almost all of the exercises can be performed with a minimal amount of portable equipment that you probably already own!

Because this DVD is different from many that you may have purchased, I want to make sure you know what you’re getting.

Who should buy this DVD?

  • If you’d like over 80 exercises in 8 different categories that will allow you to build your own program, this is the DVD for you!
  • You’ll love this DVD if you want the freedom to create your program on your own without being restricted to a few exercises.
  • You’d like personal instruction on each exercise that you can refer back to forever, you’ve come to the right place.
  • You want more fun from your workout programming because you’ll have more exercises to choose from.
  • You’ve been wanting more variety to keep your body guessing as to what’s coming next.

Who should not buy this DVD?

  • If you’re looking for a pre-defined workout program that you can follow and become tired of in a few short days, this isn’t for you.
  • If you’re hoping I’ll give you a promise that you can do only 4 minutes of exercise and have instant six-pack abs, this isn’t right for you either. This DVD is going to require some work to get results.
  • Don’t expect the “magic bullet” that will help you burn fat in a specific area of your body by doing a specific exercise. That’s because you can’t. It’s not possible. Your body decides where it takes the fat from, not you or the exercise you choose to do.

I’m offering this DVD for only $29. That’s less than the cost of just one personal training session! Get your copy now!

I’m proud of this project and want you to be pleased as well.  To prove it, I’m offering a 30 day money back guarantee.  If you receive your DVD and feel that you haven’t received at least the value of the low price you’ve paid for it, just tell me and I’ll be happy to refund your money.  Like I said though, I’m confident that the videos in this collection will give you much more value than the low price would suggest.  You’ve got nothing to lose!

The secret to flexibility

I’d like to let you in on a little known secret to make a huge impact on your flexibility and range of motion. It’s one of my favorites and it’s incredibly effective.

This technique is called self-myofascial release and it uses a foam roller. You can find these rollers at almost any place that sells fitness equipment.

The principle activated through this technique is called autogenic inhibition and in it’s simplest terms, it involves applying pressure to a tight muscle to signal to that muscle that it’s OK to relax.

Watch this video and then run out to get your own foam roller.

7 days to a stronger, faster, and more powerful golf swing

Would you like more speed, power, and distance?
Would you like more speed, power, and distance?
Golf season is here!

Golf is about flexibility, rotational strength and power, but many golfers aren’t sure how to develop that strength and power. I want to help you make this your best season ever and I’ve got a series of exercises that can help make it happen.

It doesn’t take a lot of equipment. There are no fancy gadgets with a golfers name on them needed. Just a little bit of time and commonly available tools.

First things first though. Let’s talk flexibility. Most golfers limit their flexibility routine to the 30 seconds while waiting at the first tee box. They take out the big dog driver, place it over their shoulders with their hands wrapped around the ends, and twist from one side to the other.

Please stop.

If you’d like to do more for your game, here’s a full body stretching routine that will take only a few minutes but if done a once a day, will shave strokes off your game.

If you’re ready to add strength, power, and speed to your game over the next 7 days, just enter your info below and you’ll be on your way to a better game with my latest video series!

If you want a faster, stronger, more powerful golf swing, you need these exercises!

7 steps to a better, faster, stronger golf swing