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Monday Motivation: Installment 51- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 51

Welp, we just had an earthquake out here in LA. It literally happened as I was repping out barbell curls.  At first, I thought someone had lost control of the 48kg kettlebell and sent it to the floor.  But then there was a second huge rumble and I deduced that it must have been from my curling.     All jokes aside, it was definitely the biggest one that I have felt since moving out here.  If I had to choose between an earthquake and a tornado, I would have to...

Monday Motivation: Installment 50- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 50

I’m not sure when I decided I wanted to be big and strong, but it was shortly after I finished my cross-country career at Marquette high school.  The completion of my cross-country career also happened to be the completion of running for the rest of my life.* While running long-distance gave me great discipline, it also gave me more slow-twitch muscle fibers than I could handle!   During the spring semester of my senior year of high school, I was motivated to transform.  I would be heading off to the...

Go Goblet and Be Remembered Forever- Kasey Esser

Go Goblet and Be Remembered Forever

I love over-the-top, hyperbolic statements.  It makes life more fun. Anyway, wow, 2014 has gotten off to a crazy start.  I can’t remember the last time Jess and I had the chance to sit down and binge-watch any shows (sure, we have started watching House of Cards, but 2 in a row just doesn’t do it justice, I’m talking about knocking out 7-8 in one sitting…and yes, that happened last year with Scandal one Sunday afternoon, and it was awesome). However, the craziness has been all good things, so...

Monday Motivation: Installment 49- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 49

I have seen way too many trainees get discouraged by the abstract number given to them by a bodyweight scale. Even if they are making good progress with how they look, none of that matters unless the scale tells them they lost X number of pounds.  As a personal trainer, one of the toughest aspects of my profession is getting clients to use more tangible measures to gauge their results and wean them off the scale.  Or to convince them that they may not lose much weight, but...