I have a confession. I have never had a six pack. When I first started exercising, I had no idea about "the core". That is your six pack right? I did those silly floor crunches just like everyone else and I wondered why I wasn't getting results. But, we know better now right?
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:50am
Almost everyone loves the look of a well defined stomach right? But the core is much more than your six pack muscle. However, if you walk into any gym, crunches rule the roost Seen enough crazy crunches to last me a life time!
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 08:17am
Almost everyone who comes to the gym wants a sexy midsection. Right? Know I do. But it's not all about looks..... it is about function as well.
Weak core will limit everything you do, in and out of the gym. Weak core will cause poor posture and low back pain. Limit the weight you can lift. How far you can run. How much air you can breath in. The list can go on and on.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 10:00am
When people start to realize they are putting weight around their mid section, the crunches come out. People yanking on their necks and looking like they are having a fit on the gym floor. Bad.
Do you know it takes 22,000 crunches to lose a pound of fat around your abs? Who has time for that?
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 09:03am
There’s a constant focus on what is new, flashy and trendy. For example. P90X, Insanity, Zumba, Shake weight. Just kidding on the shake weight. Still wanted to see if you were still reading.
And, to a certain extent, that’s fine. But in pursuing the new, the cutting-edge and the fresh, we can sometimes overlook the basics.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 12:58pm
I have a friend; let's call him Derek.
Derek was an avid athlete and spent his fair time in the gym in University. The guy wasn't ripped but had some muscle. Derek is brilliant. So much so that he landed a 6-figure job directly out of University in New York. Fast-forward 5 years and he's making $500,000+ a year.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 12:52pm
We are all in different places when it comes to our fitness. There is no one size fit all. So let me meet you where you are at
If your already in great shape and need a little adjustment to your program...... I will meet you where you're at.
You just started on you're fitness journey...... let me meet you where you're at.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 14:55pm
This is the forgotten part of fitness. Not has sexy as core training. Or pumping out a set of bicep curls in the mirror. Or wearing that tank top to show of your muscles. Hey I have been guilty of all that!
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 13:06pm
I am very fortunate that I have a job were I am on my feet, don't wear a suit and not looking at a computer screen for 8 hrs. a day. But I know some of you do.
This can mess with your posture, core stability, breathing and your overall mobility. In other words feeling stiff. Do these stretches if any of that describes you. Enjoy.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 12:59pm