E195 – “If exercising is painful for me, how do I do it consistently?”

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie answer a question that comes up with a lot of people – how do you get yourself to exercise consistently if it doesn’t feel good for you? If you have ever felt like your body was not enjoying your workouts, this discussion is for you. Check out all of the details about what to do and why in this week’s episode! Want to get Read more…

What To Think About When Doing The Knee Flexion Machine

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are using the knee flexion (a.k.a. leg curl) machine. The knee flexion machine can be one of the most effective tools in the gym for building the size and strength of your hamstrings, but there are many things to keep in mind before hopping on. When using the knee flexion machine, there is a lot of opportunity to be distracted by things Read more…

E194 – “Yeah, but I’m active all day…”

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss a phrase that is often thrown around when people don’t find themselves not exercising as frequently as they know they should… “Yeah, but I’m active all day…”. If you are moving all day, great! Keep it up! But it is not a substitute for your formal workouts, and Julie and Charlie explain why. Check out the details in this week’s episode! Want to Read more…

How To Position The Thigh Pad On The Knee Flexion Machine

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are using the knee flexion (a.k.a. leg curl) machine. The knee flexion machine can be one of the most effective tools in the gym for building the size and strength of your hamstrings, but there are many things to keep in mind before hopping on. When using the knee flexion machine, you have to consider the different components of the machine, including Read more…

E193 – How Lifting Weights Can Make You More Flexible

This week on the Exercise Is Health Podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss a common misconception in the mainstream fitness industry that says lifting weights and building muscle will reduce your flexibility. In fact, the exact opposite is true — lifting weights can actually make you more flexible! But how you do it matters… Check out the details in this week’s episode! Want to get a FREE copy of our new book, The Exercise For Life Method? Claim Read more…

Where To Position The Back Pad On The Knee Flexion Machine

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are using the knee flexion (a.k.a. leg curl) machine. The knee flexion machine can be one of the most effective tools in the gym for building the size and strength of your hamstrings, but there are many things to keep in mind before hopping on. When using the knee flexion machine, you have to consider the different components of the machine, including Read more…

E192 – Can lifting weights grow your brain?

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss a topic that can have profound implications for your overall health and quality of life. It is often cited that walking and other forms of aerobic exercise can improve the health of your brain, but what about lifting weights? Is there any evidence to show that resistance training can also contribute to brain growth? Check out this week’s episode for the details! Want Read more…

How To Choose Your Hand Position When Doing Pulldowns

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing pulldowns. Pulldowns can be one of the most effective ways to build the size and strength of your lats and posterior deltoids, but how you do them matters. This week we will be discussing how to go about choosing where to place your hands while doing this exercise. When doing pulldowns, there are a few default hand positions that are Read more…

E191 – Core Muscle Myths

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie travel down the road of the one of the most sought-after areas in health and fitness – the core. There are some huge myths and misunderstandings about the core and what needs to be done to keep it safe, strong, and looking good. Julie and Charlie tackle these myths head-on to cut through the nonsense and give you a clear understanding of what you Read more…

What To Focus On When Doing Pulldowns

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing pulldowns. Pulldowns can be one of the most effective ways to build the size and strength of your lats and posterior deltoids, but how you do them matters. This week we will be discussing what you should be focusing on while doing this exercise. When doing pulldowns, the easy thing to focus on are your arms. They are the longest Read more…