Archive for the ‘Recovery & Injury Prevention’ Category

Retaining Muscle During Time Off

At one point or another, we all face those unexpected life events that force us to take time off from the gym for a while longer than we’d like. But […]

Benefits of Exercising in the Pool

  Summer means more time in the pool and that is great news since swimming is a great workout for the whole body, benefiting the heart, the lungs and muscles. […]


Strong and durable is good, weak and fragile is bad. We can all agree on this, right? Kids, now more than ever, are participating in strength training. They do this […]

Flu Shots: Are They Just a Shot in The Dark?

Trainers and fitness enthusiasts alike should understand the flu shot well since it affects such a large degree of the population and literally has an effect on all of us. […]

The Health Benefits of Building Muscle

To most people, the mere word “muscles” brings to mind huge muscular bodybuilders. The importance of muscle mass, strength, and power for physical performance in exercise and sports is obvious. […]

Will Weight Training Stunt Your Growth?

Today’s Ask Lee question comes from Tim Johnson of Chicago. QUESTION: “Hi Mr. Labrada, I am 13 years old and want to begin weight training. Will weight training stunt my […]

Heal Back Pain with Exercise

According to the American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeon an estimated 75 to 85% of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. Both genders are equally […]

What Are Probiotics and Can They Help Us Lose Fat?

In today’s Ask Lee, Dr. Dan Gwartney stopped by to discuss some health topics with Lee and they covered the topic of what are probiotics and whether these help to […]

How To Stay Safe While Exercising Outdoors

Rules and safety precautions. All of us who have ever stepped into a fitness facility or have ever performed exercises know that there are always guidelines put into place to […]

Leg workouts for individuals with bad knees

By Dr. David Ryan (Cecil Award, National Arthritis Foundation) and Rob Pilger MODIFY YOUR WORKOUT Several individuals have problems with their knees, but this doesn’t need to prevent anyone from […]

What Is Chronic Muscle Tension and What To Do About It?

If you train long enough or have stress, then you are likely going to experience chronic muscle tension.  It may sound simple, but the fact is that this condition will […]

When can you train on an injury?

A 40 something fitness athlete posted on Facebook a general question about her knee hurting.  The simple question that she asked was, “Should I train on the knee since it […]

Exercising When Sick; Good or Bad?

As the flu and common cold season is upon us, we will all more than likely have to deal with some kind of illness throughout the year. At this time […]


One of the main objectives I had when I first started training was to make sure to listen to those guys that were older and wiser than I was about […]

5 Tips To Increase Your Training Longevity

It is often said that bodybuilding is a marathon and not a sprint. After you have been in the game for awhile you know that is the full truth. I […]