If you’re a fitness coach or a trainer — teach, don’t judge

One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing a bunch of personal trainers or coaches in a commercial gym checking out the members who’re trying to work out. Some comment on the form, tactics, reps or sets, gripping the barbell/dumbbell/machines or worse — the way they breathe. What I fail to understand is how valuable […]

A better way to lose weight

Get stronger. Period. Countless people step into the gym, hire a personal trainer or worse try to train themselves using one of those crappy training programs floating on the internet. All in the hopes of losing weight and getting that chiseled physique. Here’s the truth — the ones who step into the gym with no […]

Protect your shoulders while training your chest

In my experience, almost all chest training will involve a significant amount of shoulder/rotator cuffs/delts. It’s almost unavoidable to not engage those muscles, despite your best efforts to isolate your pecs. Think of your favorite upper-body exercises — bench press, incline press, overhead press, cable crossovers or the dumbbell variants. They all engage your shoulders […]

Therapy is painful!

The therapist was literally tried to squeeze out those knots off my shoulders. The pain was excruciating and I had no freaking clue how I would survive the day, late alone take the time to publish this post! And I was quite frank admitting that stretching and cooldown were totally missing from my routine. Not […]

Warming my way up to the gym

I had this crazy thought last evening, “I’ve had enough. I need to get moving.” I haven’t been to the gym in almost a month now and the restlessness was getting onto my nerves. My physio summoned to supervised sessions for the next couple of weeks to strengthen my injured shoulder (a grade 2 rotator […]

#strengthtraining: the correct way to press overhead

If you’re into strength (or just care about functional training in general) you should know what’s that exercise you don’t want to do… the overhead press! Right? I know, I know… it’s harder, you barely grow muscles in the right places, you fear it might injure your back and of course, you’re too busy focusing […]

Here’s why I try not to miss a single day…

Of posting a blog… Of doing some form of physical exercise… Of coaching someone or getting coached myself… Of reading… Of spending quality time with family… no matter how small that is… Of asking myself my set to daily questions… I can’t miss these because of my habits. Building them up took a toll on […]

Alternatives to the Warrior Diet

The other day I shared about the modified Warrior Diet that I’m following. It’s pretty solid to cover all my bases but in case you’re wondering if there’s an alternative to undereating/fasting (WD isn’t fasting by the way) up until the final meal for the day. Honestly, many ways to skin the cat and a […]