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Ectomorphs Unite!- Kasey Esser

Ectomorphs Unite!

Testosterone Nation is a resource I recommend for ANY fitness professional/enthusiast to obtain top-quality information.   They regularly post articles from some of the best coaches/trainers in the world, so it was an honor last year when they gave me an opportunity to write for them.   I haven’t been writing as much as I would have liked over the past 10 months, but that is going to be changing.  I am going to be a writing machine!! It’s something I love to do, so I am excited to get back on...

Are You Exercising or Training?- Kasey Esser

Are You Exercising or Training?

There is a difference between exercise and training.   Exercising can be done anywhere, at anytime.  The only qualification is that it has to get your heart rate above normal.  This is called a workout.   Training, on the other hand, implies that you are striving toward a goal. Training involves progression and adaptation.   I can jump up and down 500 times right now. I will be sweating.  My heart will be pounding.  My calves will probably be on fire.   I just exercised.  Woohoo!!   Sweating.  Heart pounding.  Burning muscles. These are often thought of as qualities of...

Monday Motivation: Installment 14- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 14

It gets tougher and tougher to generate the willpower to exercise as you get older.   Most of you reading this can probably sympathize with this way better than I can, as I am still in the “raring to train every day” phase of my life.   As I am told by my older clients on a weekly basis, “enjoy it while it lasts!”   Or, put another way, “Just wait until you get older, then you will know how it feels.”   While energy levels can tend to dissipate in your later years, exercise...

Fix Your Stiff Back- Kasey Esser

Fix Your Stiff Back

After moving to California, getting established, and getting my website off the ground, it's about time for me to get out and write some more!   STACK is a great training resource and I began contributing to them last spring.  I got an article published on Friday that talks about an issue that is commonly mishandled among general trainees and athletes alike;   Low-back stiffness   It feels so great to drop back and stretch that sucker out doesn't it? Well, it may not be doing your back a lot of good.   Check out my...