TV is the Devil!

    Do me a big favor, please.  Don’t watch The Biggest Loser or The Next Ulitmate Fighter or any TV show that involves training people.  I am asking you this favor not only because I won’t be as stressed out when I get asked questions about crossfit, how to lose 10 pounds in a week or why I prescribe a lot of resistance training for all of my clients; but also for your own good.  The programs that are shown in these shows are not anything that resembles something well-thought or systematic; meaning that they are arbitrary, probably not all that applicable to you personally and very unrealistic.  People like Jillian Michaels and the trainers on the Ultimate Fighter show trendy programs to make the people that watch go “oooh” and “aaah”, there is nothing sound about what they are doing, and they are definitely putting people at risk.  So you don’t wind up disappointed, injured or wondering why Jillian Michaels reminds you of a guy you knew in high school, I have some quick pointers for you.  Work on joint mobility by using dynamic mobility exercises and stretching techniques, make your body stronger through resistance exercise (i.e. weightlifting ad body weight resistance), and condition a few days a week depending upon your goals.  When you get stuck, come to Chris and I for help and we will get you set on the right track.

Get Stronger,


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Chris Merritt

Strength Coach/ B.S. Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University/ FMS/ Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist/ Certified Kettlebell Instructor/ Owner of Beyond Strength Performance and Beyond Strength Performance NOVA

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