The deadlift is one of the greatest exercises that you should perform no matter what your goal is. When performed properly, the deadlift targets your butt, abs, and hamstrings. But what makes this exercise so awesome is that every muscle in your body gets activated throughout the movement.
As per Paula’s request, my buddy Richard Schuller of Decades Younger, and I hit the gym to record a video, which demonstrates how to perform a proper deadlift…
The Correct Way To Perform a Deadlift
Here are some of Richard’s key tips on how to perform a proper deadlift:
Our friend Richard Schuller, authority on fitness for men and women over 60, has been a guest in our home this week and we’ve been having a blast together. At 70 years of age, that “old dog” is teaching this “young pup” some new tricks when it comes to improving strength and performance.
Richie, as my kids like to call him pulled me aside while we were working out yesterday and gave me some great pointers on my bench press. Of course I couldn’t keep these great tips to myself, so today Richard and I pulled out the video camera to pass this great advice onto you.
In this video you will discover the most common mistakes that men and women make when performing the bench press, which opens the door for injuries. Note: The bench press is an exercise that is meant to target your pectoral muscles, yet the way many people perform the bench press they are actually recruiting very little muscle fiber from the pectoral muscles and placing most of the load on the triceps and shoulder muscle fibers instead. That’s why you hear of so many men and women screwing up their shoulders while performing the bench press.
Don’t worry though. After watching this video you will have the knowledge on how to perform a safe and effective bench press that will increase your power and significantly reduce the risk of injury.
How To Perform The Bench Press For Maximum Power and Safety
Eating healthy is an incredibly pleasurable experience. You won’t find any bland and boring meals in our house. Every healthy meal that we prepare, has our taste buds dancing! That’s what makes it so easy to stick to a healthy lifestyle.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at another one of our favorite healthy dinner recipes. It’s the main course plus a side dish. By the way, in this video you will see Noelle (7) randomly eating broccoli as a snack. How awesome is that?
We have a new favorite healthy snack in our home thanks to our friends and partners at Prograde Nutrition. That snack is a Prograde Protein Popsicle and it tastes absolutely delicious. Here’s a quickie video of Angie and Noelle demonstrating how easy it is to prepare this healthy snack. Be sure to check out Noelle’s taste test at the end of the video
There is no question that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is very effective at burning fat and it’s a very time efficient form of exercise. But I believe the greatest benefit of HIIT is the “Fun Factor”. The chances of you ‘sticking with it‘ will skyrocket when you are having fun with your workout program.
Adding to the ‘fun factor’ is that HIIT can be performed in nearly limitless ways. You can easily mix up the interval times as well as the exercises. I feel that one of the funnest ways to perform HIIT is to get outdoors and perform hill sprints. It’s an incredible workout and you can incorporate a great deal of variety within the hill sprint session.
Check out the variety of movements that I incorporated into this recent hill sprint HIIT workout…
Our family spent some time at the park today running around and having fun. While we were there I did a quickie HIIT session on the hill and Angie did a fun HIIT workout on the park bleachers. What made it even more fun was that our son Shayne did the HIIT workout along side Angie.
It was spontaneous for Shayne to join Angie, but it really goes to show the impact that we have on our children. The example that we set is incredibly important to them. Check out Shayne and Angie in action..
HIIT That Works Your Butt and Thighs
Sorry about the wind noise at times
Notice how Shayne wasn’t saying, “Awww, do I have to workout? Do I have to exercise?” It was natural and fun. When you’re active as a family time fly’s during the workout. You’re focused on the enjoyment rather than counting down the seconds until you are done.
The movements that Angie did on the bleachers were:
In today’s Fat Loss Quickie “Day In The Life” video, Angie and I share one of our favorite healthy dinners that our kids also really enjoy. The healthy dinner is homemade Shepherds Pie. I know that there are a variety of ways that you can make Shepherds Pie and today we tried something slightly different. We baked it in the slow cooker instead of the oven. Mainly because it’s so hot out and our air conditioner is already working overtime