Today we’d like to introduce you to Eric Sulzer.  Hi Eric, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself. Growing up, I always was active playing sports with my family and friends. But it wasn’t until I started lifting weights at 14 that my obsession with fitness started. From that moment on, I was hooked! I was a skinny kid and became fascinated with how lifting weights changed my body and improved my strength. The more I lifted, the more and more my confidence grew.  Flash forward to 2010, when I discovered

So what does it mean to be Gym Strong versus Life Strong? What's the difference between the two and which one seems best for you and how you want to live your life? Gym Strong This is someone who puts the greatest emphasis on how they look and not on how they feel or how their workouts translate to real life situations. For example, someone who goes to the gym with the goal of having the biggest biceps. That person is developing very specific strength for a very specific task such as curling a weight

It's the age old question, is it better to have cardiovascular endurance or strength?  Short answer is "yes". Both are equally important to consider someone to be "fit". First, we need to understand the difference between the two and then understand the importance of each as it relates to health. In order to do that properly, I will be referring to them as aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (strength) for this article. Let's begin by defining each: The word aerobic means using oxygen to perform an activity.  These are low-intensity, "steady-state" exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, Push-ups are like signatures, unique, distinctive, and no two look the same.  Widely regarded as the oldest form of body weight training, the push-up has made a comeback of sorts recently.  It's easy to look and find videos about how to perform the "perfect push-up".  How you need to be doing "100 push-ups a day".  I hate to break it to you, but anyone who tells you there's only one right way to do a push-up either doesn't know what they're talking about or is just trying to sound like

The ability to grip an object with force has been shown to be an important predictor of longevity.  So much so, that grip strength has been proposed as a biomarker.  A biomarker is an indicator of medical status.  The following is an excerpt from an article by Richard Bohannon titled Grip Strength: An Indispensable Biomarker for Older Adults, "Based on the review it appears that there is adequate evidence to support the use of grip strength as an explanatory or predictive biomarker of specific outcomes such as generalized strength and