Category: Trainers



Glute Bridges on the Balance Pad

Lie on your back on a mat or on the floor with your heels on a balance pad. Your arms should be relaxed at your sides. To make this exercise more difficult, keep your arms off the floor. Exhale and push into your heels, lifting your buttocks off of the floor. Your neck and shoulders [...]

High intensity training (hit)

High intensity training (hit)

High Intensity Training is a form of strength training that gained its popularity during the 70’s, popularised by Arthur Jones of Nautilus and MedX. It was later championed by Mister Universe winner Mike Mentzer and is usually associated with this legendary bodybuilder.   In later years the Mr Olympia winner Dorian Yates would become renowned [...]

Chin to Chest Stretch

Sit upright on a ball or chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Arms are relaxed with your hands resting on your thighs. Tuck your chin gently toward your chest. Turn your head slightly to the left until you feel a slight stretch. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat to the right side, holding for 10-15 [...]

A reliable trainer

A reliable trainer

A question I get from time to time is how to choose a personal trainer. And while many are happy to work it out on their own and train by themselves, the simple fact is that many people do benefit from personal trainers. Whether it’s from a motivational/accountability standpoint or simply having an ‘expert’ teach [...]

Secrets of training

Secrets of training

What stimulated this article was an experience I had last week. As described in the About Me page I’m currently living in SLC Utah training full time at the speed skating oval trying to make National or Olympic qualifying trials (making the team, of course, is the ultimate dream).   Anyhow, last week I made [...]

To be your own coach

To be your own coach

In any case, during the seminar, one question that came up from one of the attendees was “How does someone coach themselves?” Dan gave a usually thorough, but I fear somewhat undirected, answer (a problem Dan has is that he has so much great knowledge that he often gets side-tracked by all of it and [...]

Superman on the BOSU

Lie facedown on the BOSU ball. In the start position, your forearms and toes should be resting on the floor. Pull your navel toward your spine to engage your core. Lift forearms and toes off the floor, finding your balance point. Squeeze your buttocks to keep your legs up. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and [...]

Torso Rotation on the BOSU

Stand upright on the top of the BOSU. Your feet should be slightly apart, arms out to the side and shoulders down. Inhale, then exhale and twist from the waist to one side. Slowly return to the start position. Repeat to the other direction. Your hips should remain facing forward at all times. Repeat 3-4 [...]

Knee Extensions

Stand up straight with an exercise band under one foot. Ensure that you have a good grip on the exercise band and that you have a good amount on tension on the exercise band. Inhale and lift the foot slowly, resisting against the band, until your hip and knee are at approximately 90 degrees. Exhale [...]

Efficiency of training

Efficiency of training

Sooner or later, you’re going to have to make important decisions regarding your training. You may already have had to do this. It quite simply boils down to one principle that you should always be consciously trying to follow: what is the best option for making me a more efficient trainer?   If there’s one [...]