“When I first considered personal training I was hoping to reduce knee pain and strength train around my knees, back, and shoulders pain free – if possible. Having worked with trainers before, I was concered that Nate would have the cookie cutter approach to training I’d experienced with the others. I wondered if he would… [Read More]
“When I made the choice to exercise six days a week as recommended in Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. running was not an option due to knee and foot surgeries, but walking and biking and occasional hiking were part of my aerobic plan. But I needed to begin weight training at two… [Read More]
“When I began training I was hoping to increase my core and leg strength as well as feel and look better. However, I was concerned about beginning because my right knee is bone-on-bone and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get up and down. I was also concerned about all the young… [Read More]
Stuff You “Probably” Should Be Doing – Band Alphabet
Hi there! Welcome back to Stowe Training Systems and Mobility Monday. I hope you have been enjoying the content so far. Today I wanted to introduce you to an exercise that produces a whole lot of bang for your buck. This Exercise Will Allow us to Simultaneously Work On: *Anti-Rotation – especially useful if you… [Read More]
Why Would I Hire a Personal Trainer?
I recently hired a personal trainer as of December 2014. Most people find this extremely surprising….. They wonder why with all of my knowledge and experience of writing super effective programs I would want to spend my hard earned mula on someone else to train me. Well there are several reasons but I guess the… [Read More]
Why I Lift
I’ve been on a bit of a Bret Contreras kick lately. I love this post as it motivates me to want to go to the gym immediately. No matter who you are and no matter where you are starting from there are some compelling reasons to start LIFTING. – Nate Lifting weights is good for… [Read More]
What Physical Therapists and Doctors Could Learn From BioMechanics
I ran across the article from Bret Contreras and it really resonated with me. I was thinking of one of my clients who was training with me after a major back surgery and how she was instructed to “not lift more than 50 lbs” and to “add 10lbs” to that total each month. Now; this seems like great… [Read More]
I use to think that personal trainers were about bullying exercise out of a person by intimidation. Nope. That is SO not so. Not with Nate.Nate works with me, not against my resistance. I enjoy our sessions because they are kind and interesting, not mean. With him, my inner experience of exercise is friendly. My… [Read More]
Is it Safe to Exercise with Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is an all to common age-related issue that shouldn’t be. Our bone density can be increased with a progressive resistance training program. However, there are certain precautions that should be taken when starting your program. While today’s post from www.theptdc.com is geared towards personal trainers – I thought that it did an outstanding job… [Read More]
How do 80 Year Olds have 40-Year Old Muscle Mass
I found the following article to be very inspirational. I have 1st hand experience of helping clients in there mid 50’s – 60’s build more muscle and get into better shape than they had been at any point before in their life…. The important take away is that it is never too late to start…. [Read More]
Will Resistance Training help Increase Bone Density?
There are almost too many benefits from a proper, progressive resistance training program to count. One of the most important benefits that often gets over looked is the positive effects on bone density. This is unbelievable important for both females over the age of 50 as well as anyone who enjoys cycling (as this has… [Read More]
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Where Pain Comes From
The following article that I ran across at theptdc.com could totally change your life. With a better understanding of pain we will be able to better cope with those nagging joint issues that can crop up. Please feel free to share with anyone you know who have issues with chronic pain as this could be… [Read More]
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
The following post I ran across on EatMoretoWeighLess.com. I found it to very motivating and hope that it can motivate you as well. Enjoy! – Nate If you’re newer to lifting, or perhaps just newer to lifting heavy – at some point you’ll wanna know just how long it takes to see results from… [Read More]
Common Mistakes with Static Stretching
Today’s post comes from one of my heroes in the strength and conditioning world a one Mr. Eric Cressey. He outlines some of the common mistakes that folks make while stretching. I hope this helps y’all out. – Nate One of the most debated topics in the strength and conditioning world in recent years has… [Read More]