Do Gyms Really Need Machines?


First, you must understand that the brain recognizes movement patterns and not simply muscle groups.  Yet, many professionals are still stuck in isolation training or muscle group training. ~Gray Cook, PT, co-founder of Functional Movement Systems. In a typical, modern American gym, you may see rows of treadmills, elliptical trainers, and other machines that is … Continue reading

Top Seven Exercises to Avoid at the Gym…No! Make That Eight!


As I have mentioned many times in my other posts, your body operates as a whole unit like all parts of a car engine working together. However, many gym exercises place your body in a fixed environment and are uniplanar, meaning that the movement is done in one direction. Obviously, this is not how the … Continue reading

Abdominal Function 2: Total-Body Ab Workouts Without the Crunch


“People should focus on what they eat and do between New Year’s Day and Christmas instead of between Christmas and the New Year’s Day.” As the New Year approaches, you might be concerned about your expanding waistline because of the delicious food that your family and friends have prepared with long hours of sitting, sipping … Continue reading