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Pilates Myths Busted: Guest Post: Northwestpharmacy.com

I recently spoke with Gillian Zimmer of Northwestpharmacy.com/Health Perch about one of their great new articles.  Courtesy of Gillian, you’ll find that article and tons of great info on Pilates training below.

Joetoproathlete.com is all about finding and refining the world’s best methods for athletic development.  We believe in functional, ground based training, and a holistic approach to building an athlete.  During that process, cross training is often a fun and effective way to fill in gaps left by our current training.  So, experiencing and integrating new fitness disciplines is always an intriguing prospect.  I don’t, personally, have a ton of experience with Pilates, but for some this type of training might provide some great supplementary work.  Let’s see what it’s all about… Read More

5 Ways to Get Better with Age

If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in the gym, chances are you’ve heard those guys in the locker room talk about how strong they were “back in the day”.  Or, you’ve listened to that girl tell you about how fit and smoking hot her body “used to be”.  Why is it that in a gym full of people, who are currently working hard, no one is in the best shape of their lives? Read More

Weekly Inspiration

Did you have a great, productive, day yesterday?  Awesome!  Now, don’t stop for too long to pat yourself on the back.  Have another great day today.  Do it again tomorrow.  Those singular days of excellence will soon turn into a habit and make your whole life excellent!

Squat. More.

No matter who you are, chances are you should be squatting.  If you already squat, there’s a good chance you should be squatting more.  This classic, multi-joint exercise is as versatile and effective as any other move your gym has to offer.  Athletes, weight loss exercisers, women, and anyone who sets foot in the gym (with the exception of a few, with certain serious injuries) should all squat.  Here are just a few of the biggest reasons: Read More