Category: Personal Training

Top 3 Ways You Feel Better When you Exercise

When we talk about the benefits of exercise, looking better gets the most attention. Burning off unwanted pounds is a great thing, but let’s not overlook a more immediate benefit of exercise. Exercise transforms how you feel—with a quickness. It’s true. While weight loss takes time and extended effort, all it takes is one workout…

Forget Sugar

I don’t believe is swearing on blog posts and other public things so I am saying “forget sugar” instead of the other F-word that may come to mind. I felt oddly off yesterday and had less energy than usual. I was blaming it on the rainy season, or the workout I had Last Friday that…

Kneeling Quad Stretch

Kneeling Quad Stretch: This is a great stretch if you have been sitting at the computer or in the car for a while. If you have access to a foam roller and the know how spend about 5 minutes laying on your quad on the roller and bending your knee. If not, just try to…

Knee Drags

Knee Drags: This is a good total body exercise. You should be able to do a plank with a good neutral spine (not sagging) to do this exercise. Keep your plank and bring one knee as far as you can while keeping it off of the mat. Then return to the starting position (perfect plank)….

Leg Curls on the Ball

Leg Curls on the ball: This is a great exercise for your hamstrings (the posterior thigh) and calves (posterior lower leg) and core. Put your heels on the ball and lift your hips. If you can balance like that, go ahead and pull the ball into your body as far as it will go. then…

Triceps Extensions With Band

Exercise of the Week: Triceps Extensions with a band. A lot of you have bands at home that you can use for this exercise. The main thing to remember here is to stay grounded with your feet and create tension into the ground. Then push your hips back and bend over so that you can…

Get Motivated for REAL!

Hi Everybody, I wanted to share a great and effective article on motivating yourself. It’s got real behavior change strategies to get you to well, change your behavior to what you want to do. If you are stuck right now or know someone who is, send this to them and challenge them to try it….

Breathing Exercises

If you can’ breathe from your core, you can’t control your core. Here is a list of exercises to help you unwind, actually improve core function and help make your core feel and look better. Try these and test yourself here. Live Good, Mac Dodds Live Good Fitness

Happy New Year 2016

It seems like only a year ago that I was writing a new years message to all of you. I hope you had a good year and tried something that helped you live a better, healthier life. If not, there’s no time like now! Get after it and have a great year. I challenge you…

Full Squats?

Should you go all the way down when you squat? We used to say no. But now some experts say yes. I think it depends on if you use weights, and on your ability/fitness level. For the complete run down, check out this quick, well written article. Live Good, Mac Dodds Live Good Fitness