Training While Protecting Existing Injury

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Question: I was a collegiate athlete and sustained injuries during that time which now inhibit my ability to train heavy. I train three days a week alternating upper and lower body. I do cardio on the treadmill four times a week. With that I have lost weight but would like to drop another fifteen pounds. […]

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Don’t Rush Ankle and Calf Rehab

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Question: I injured my ankle and calf. Rehab is over but I still need to work it. My doctor and therapist have released me, and I do the exercises and wall stretches for the tendon and muscle. It just seems slow. Is there any way to speed this process up without doing any damage? Answer: […]

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Sitting has become the New Smoking!

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Question: I am exhausted after work and all I do is sit and work on the computer or answer questions on the phone. I want next year to be different. Any suggestions? Answer: From a fitness and health perspective 2012 has the potential to be an amazing year. We are aware of the dangers of […]

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Stopping Neck Pain While Working Out.

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Question: When I lift weights, sometimes my neck gets very sore and I have a history of neck issues. What can I do to prevent the tightness in my neck while lifting because I don’t want to have to stop? Answer: Very often neck tightness can come from poor posture while doing your exercises. Allowing […]

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Working Out After an Injury

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Question: It seems that I get hurt outside the gym on a regular basis playing some sport or another. How can I work around an injury and still keep training? Answer: After an injury you should seek medical attention to insure that you are cleared to train. If you are advised not to train the […]

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Rockin’ Workout for Guitar and Bass Guitar Players!

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Question: I play bass guitar in a band on weekends and between performances and practice my shoulders and back between my shoulder blades are aching. I just take Aleve or Advil to dull the pain but there has to be a way to strengthen those muscles so I don’t feel this bad. What can I […]

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Getting Back to Max After Knee Injury

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Question: I recently finished physical therapy after knee surgery and have been released by the doctor as well. I still have not been able to return to hard training. The knee does not hurt but I am just fatigued and fail before I reach what I consider a training level. Any suggestions about how to […]

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Killer Upper Body Workout While Knee Heals…

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Question: I hurt my knee playing soccer a week ago and I am in a soft cast for a couple of weeks. I thought this would be a good time to at least work on upper body while I can but I don’t know how I can even do that with the crutches and inability […]

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Patella Protection!

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Question: I have a partial tear in my patella tendon but my doctor feels that surgery is not needed. I just need to be careful in my leg training. Are there any exercises that I should avoid or just try different exercises and see what hurts? Answer: It is fortunate that your injury did not […]

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Squats: How Deep is Deep Enough?

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Question: When we lift weights doing squats at school the coach wants our butts almost on the ground but it kills me to do that. I just wanted your opinion, is it necessary to get that low to get results from squats? Answer: Squats along with deadlifts when done with a barbell, are both difficult […]

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