Fighting Back Against Painful Muscle Knots

Question: I get painful muscle knots in my legs and sometimes shoulders. These are painful and annoying. What is the best way to get rid of them and is there a way to prevent them? Answer: Those muscle knots are called myofacial trigger points. The general pattern they follow is up through the hamstring or […]

Tips for Increasing Bench Press

Question: Hey Daryl quick question. I’ve been going to the gym for about 4 months now and I feel like one the bench press I’ve hit a plateau and can’t get it up. All of my other chest and tricep workouts are increasing just not bench press. Any advice? Answer: While the muscles that are […]

Unconventional Explosive Football Leg Training

Question: I am looking for a way to condition my legs for football other than just doing more reps on conventional exercises. Any suggestions? Answer: If you’re looking for an unconventional training routine this one should fit perfectly. It combines unilateral explosiveness and muscle endurance. Muscle endurance is the ability to repeat a movement or […]

Productive Inside Walking

Question: Allergy season is here and I have to shift my walks from outdoors to indoors for a while. I really have a difficult time doing the cardio I need to do unless it’s outside. I am considering using the mall to get my walking done or as a last resort, the treadmill. Any suggestions […]

Exercsies After Shoulder Injury

Question: I recently completed rehab on my shoulder when I injured it in a fall. Nothing was torn, just a partial dislocation and general inflammation of the AC joint. I have returned to working out and can do most of the exercises I used to do with the exception of triceps Pressdowns and Skullcrushers. What […]

How to Add Muscle Mass for Athletes

Question: Which method of training is better to build muscle mass? Does heavy weight and less reps work better or less weight and more reps? I need to get bigger for basketball. I’ve gotten taller and skinnier in the last year. Answer: The fact that you’re growing upwards is a great thing for basketball. What […]

Tips for Exercise after Knee Surgery

Question: I am recovering from knee surgery and have been released from doctor’s care to begin exercising on my own again. Using the PT exercises as a beginning point, how can I incorporate regular training back into my routine? Answer: Obviously, use the exercises from your physical therapist to continue strengthening and restoring the range […]

Weight Training for Young Golfers?

Question: My son has shown a huge interest in golf and has been able to play par at one of the local golf courses. Other players who have seen him play recommend that he needs to get stronger. He is nine. Should he begin weight training? Answer: No. For most kids nine is just a […]

Exercises to Strengthen Ankles to Reduce Sprains

Question: I twisted my ankle and sprained it twice this past basketball season which kept me off the floor most of the season. I’ve been through rehab and I’ve been so frustrated I am considering just not playing anymore. Before I do that, what can I do to strengthen my ankles, stay in the game […]

6 Tips to Controlling Blood Sugar for Diabetics

Question: After a doctor’s visit and trip to the pharmacy that could have been avoided to purchase drugs to combat Type II diabetes I realize that I should have spent more time taking care of my body. Now, I have to exercise and lose weight in order to have the chance to come off the […]