E235 – Does Lifting Heavy Weights Damage Your Joints?

Will lifting heavy weights damage your joints? What if your joints are already compromised? Will it make things worse? These are questions and concerns that a number of people have when it comes to exercising and lifting weights, but they don’t have to stop you from getting the benefits of strength training. On this week’s episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, Julie and Charlie explore these questions and dive into why lifting weights can Read more…

What To Think About When You Are Doing Squats

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing the squats. Squats are an extremely popular exercise, especially when trying to strengthen, tone, and build butt muscles and leg muscles. However, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind to make sure this exercise is done safely and effectively for your body. Squats are one of the most common exercises you will find. Whether they Read more…

E234 – Injuries Holding You Back From Exercising?

Are injuries keeping you from exercising consistently? One of the biggest reasons we hear as to why people have stopped exercising is because they suffered an injury during a workout or doing something else. While you always need to be mindful of your body’s healing process, having an injury is not necessarily a fast-pass to not exercising. In fact, oftentimes you can still exercise consistently as long as you keep in mind a few specific Read more…

How Far Down Should You Go When You Squat?

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing the squats. Squats are an extremely popular exercise, especially when trying to strengthen, tone, and build butt muscles and leg muscles. However, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind to make sure this exercise is done safely and effectively for your body. Squats are one of the most common exercises you will find. Whether they Read more…

E233 – The Importance Of Taking Your MEDS – Interview With Dr. Jody Stanislaw

Taking your MEDS is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing. While the idea of taking medication may not be appealing to you, taking your MEDS is an abosolute necessity to live a long, healthy life. But what does it mean to take your MEDS? And why does it not have anything to do with pharmaceuticals? On this week’s episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, Julie and Read more…

Should You Do Wide Squats Or Narrow Squats?

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing the squats. Squats are an extremely popular exercise, especially when trying to strengthen, tone, and build butt muscles and leg muscles. However, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind to make sure this exercise is done safely and effectively for your body. Squats are one of the most common exercises you will find. Whether they Read more…

E232 – What To Do When You Are Bored With Your Workouts

Do you ever get bored with your workouts? What do you do when this happens? A lot of times the remedies for boredom with exercise tend to be to either: 1. increase the intensity or 2. increase the entertainment factor. But could these solutions be setting you up for injury? On this week’s episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss this idea of boredom with exercise, what the problems are with Read more…

How Should Your Feet And Knees Be Positioned When Doing Squats?

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing the squats. Squats are an extremely popular exercise, especially when trying to strengthen, tone, and build butt muscles and leg muscles. However, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind to make sure this exercise is done safely and effectively for your body. Squats are one of the most common exercises you will find. Whether they Read more…

E231 – What does it mean to “be strong” for your health and life?

What does it mean to be strong? Does it mean you can lift heavy objects? Or carry large loads? Or withstand stressful situations? One thing we have been hearing a lot lately from people is less of desire to lose weight with their workouts and more of a desire to be strong? But what does this actually mean and how can you go about building your strength in a healthy and sustainable manner? On this Read more…

How To Safely Rerack Your Dumbbells When Doing Chest Press

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing the dumbbell chest press for your pecs. This is one of the most common exercises that can be seen in almost any gym. However, there are some important considerations you need to take to make sure it is done safely and effectively. The dumbbell chest press is an exercise that almost everyone has done or seen done at some point. Read more…