E190 – Why The 80:20 Rule Of Diet & Exercise Is BS

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie take on one of the most common myths perpetuated by the mainstream fitness industry – that 80% of the results you get in the gym are from your diet and 20% are from your exercise. While what you eat can influence your health, to say that 80% of your results are due to diet is total BS. Check out this week’s episode to learn Read more…

How Much Motion Should You Use 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 much motion you should be using while doing this exercise. One common mistake we see when people do pulldowns is they try to use too Read more…

E189 – Why You Don’t Want Loose Muscles

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie directly address one of the biggest health and fitness myths out there – the idea that your muscles need to “loosen up”. While tight muscles can be uncomfortable, loose muscles can be downright dangerous and lead to a myriad of negative health repercussions. If you have ever felt the need to “loosen up”, this conversation is one you are not going to want to Read more…

How To Angle Your Torso 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 things to consider when choosing how much to angle your torso while doing this exercise. Oftentimes, torso angle is not a strong consideration when doing Read more…

E188 – What is “The Exercise For Life Method”?

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss their new book that just came out, The Exercise For Life Method! You will get the inside scoop of what went into the creation of this book as Julie interviews Charlie about why he wanted to write it, what the goal of the book is, who the book is for, and much more. Check out the details in this week’s episode! You can Read more…

How To Choose The Seat Height 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 considerations you should take when choosing a seat height for pulldowns to make this exercise as effective as possible.  There are a couple of things Read more…

E187 – Why Muscle Shortening Matters

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss the concept of muscle shortening. While it may sound bizarre, it is extremely important that your muscles are able to do this! So often we are told by mainstream fitness to focus on muscle lengthening or to do specific exercises to lengthen our muscles. However, this often causes more issues than it solves. Learn why this is and what to do about it Read more…

How To Choose The Height Of The Pad During Side Bends

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing side bends on an incline bench. The side bend exercise targets your core muscles in one of their four primary functions, so if you aren’t doing some variation of this exercise, you are leaving your core vulnerable to be weak and your low back vulnerable to injury. This week we will be discussing where you should place the pad on Read more…

E186 – The Power of Pelvic Floor Therapy with Dr. Stefanie McMillin

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Dr. Stefanie McMillin of Full Circle Birth & Pelvic Health to discuss all things pelvic floor. Dr. Stefanie is trained as a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor therapy for both women and men, so this conversation dives into topics such as what the pelvic floor is, why its health is important, and what issues a dysfunctional pelvic floor may Read more…

What To Focus On When Doing Side Bends

This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing side bends on an incline bench. The side bend exercise targets your core muscles in one of their four primary functions, so if you aren’t doing some variation of this exercise, you are leaving your core vulnerable to be weak and your low back vulnerable to injury. This week we will be discussing what you should be focusing on while Read more…