Well another Tuesday is here and so is another edition of Technique Tuesday.

Before I get to the exercise we’ll be breaking down today, I just want to give a big heartfelt thank you to all the people who voted for me for Scout Magazine’s “Best Fitness Trainer” in Cambridge.

I was voted into the final 3 nominees, which is pretty darn cool, and now the voting is in the final stages, between the last of us 3 nominees.

If you haven’t voted yet, but want to support me, you can vote by clicking here. You’re allowed to vote once per day with every email address you have. Thanks to everyone out there who’s been showing me support.


Best of award....



So recently I was just nominated for Scout magazine's "Best Trainer" in Cambridge, MA award.

Talk about super cool. I know one of the other trainers nominated, and have heard great things about the other, and to say that being mentioned along side both of them is an honor would be the understatement of the year, as they are both superb, and provide great service to their clientele.

That being said, it sure would be cool to win......

If you're feeling so inclined, I could really use your vote. You can vote at the link below. Once you've clicked on the link, and it takes you to the site, simply click directly on the logo that says "Scouts Honored 2014 Nominee." That will take you right to the voting screen. You can vote once/day for every email address you have (so if you have more than one email........ wink wink, nudge nudge, hahaha).

In all seriousness though, it is such an incredible honor just to have been nominated. I never really expected anything like this, and I'm totally blown away.

If any of you who are reading were responsible for my nomination, I just really want to give you a big heartfelt thank you. I certainly didn't get into the fitness industry for the prestige or to win awards, but it certainly feels great when you are acknowledged for putting your all into something you love.

Thank you all for supporting me as a trainer and an aspiring fitness writer. You're all Rockstars in my book!

Another Tuesday is here and that brings us another edition of Technique Tuesday. As many of you who have been following me know, the idea behind this recurring theme is to break down a different commonly used exercise each week, and in so doing, review the benefits of the exercise, what proper technique looks like, and how to program the exercise into your workouts correctly to maximize the benefits of the exercise.

Today’s post will be breaking down the plank, and more specifically, the low plank variation (on your elbows). Like most of the exercises I go over, this is one that most people think they’ve got down pat, only to realize when shown that they are way way off. My goal is to make sure you’re not one of those people, and if you are, help correct the mistakes so you too can be a total Rockstar!

As with any exercise I go over, if you are in serious pain when performing this exercise and are using solid technique, please go seek a qualified medical opinion. Remember folks, working out should not create new pains for you (outside of a little muscle soreness).

           Today brings us another installment of Technique Tuesday. The objective of this recurring series is to break down exercises that have a big carry over to most of the population regardless of experience level, and then show you how to apply them to your current training program.

As I always state, it is essential that you be able to go through a good range of motion with each of these exercises PAIN FREE.

If you are in pain during these or any other exercises, and using sound technique, I beg you, please go see a medical professional (neither I, nor any other personal trainer or massage therapist is qualified to diagnose your pain).

Today I’ll be breaking down the Romanian Deadlift, or RDL for short.

The Romanian Deadlift is one of my favorite deadlift variations, and has great carry over not just for beginners but intermediate and advanced lifters as well.