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Monday Motivation: Installment 43- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 43

Did you guys watch the Golden Globes last night?   I’m not sure why, but that’s always my favorite awards show of the year.  Maybe it’s because it is held at the hotel my family and I stayed at when we came out to LA for vacation (Beverly Hilton).  Or because now I live just 2 miles down Wilshire Boulevard from the place.  It just feels more laid-back and fun than the other big-time awards shows.   Anyway, did anyone actually expect to win?  I felt like no one had a...

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning your Training- Kasey Esser

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning Your Training

Ok, all your 2014 fitness goals are set.   Lose 10 pounds of fat   Increase bench press 50 pounds   Eat 5 times per day   Kill 2 anacondas with bare hands and use them as “chains” for my deadlifts (oh sorry, that’s mine)   You probably have a rough idea of how you plan to get there.  Whether it’s a program you got from a magazine or a friend, I’m sure you have something on paper.   Then again, maybe not.  Maybe you are just going to wing it.   Either way, most programs I see people follow have...

Monday Motivation: Installment 42- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 42 (online coaching edition)

If I were in a position to have a coach help me with my training and nutrition every single day of the week, I would do so in a heart beat.   Say what?! But Kasey, you ARE a trainer, silly goose!   Yes, yes, I know, but have you ever heard the adage that the lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client?   It’s really no different with us fitness pros.  Sure, we know how to write programs and do things with proper technique, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t...

Perfect Your Hip Hinge- Kasey Esser

Perfect Your Hip Hinge

I have said this before on my blog, but I’m sure I will say it many more times on this site;   The ability to hinge your hips is the most important human movement you should learn.   With a proper hip hinge, you protect your low back and strengthen your posterior chain.   The biggest issues I see with clients?   #1:  An invisible posterior chain #2:  Low-back pain   Plus, the hip hinge lets you do 2 of the most beneficial moves ever;   Deadlifts Kettlebell Swings   If you can do those 2 things well, and then do them often,...