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Why I Am Writing Again

Recently we updated the look and feel of BruceCohnFitness.com. As I read and amended the various pages, I realized that I had not written an original blog for almost 18 months. Some of that was because I chose to concentrate on creating instructional videos of more than two dozen exercises which have appeared on my…
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Balance Training for skiing

Balance Training for Skiing

A few weeks ago I was contacted by writer for a skiing blog who wanted to interview me about the importance of balance training for adult skiers. He had come across an article I had written in the Boston Globe about balance training (you can access that article right here in this section). It gave…
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Everything You’re Doing in the Gym Just Might Be Wrong

You’re a busy person who knows it’s important to be fit. You want to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck while training in the gym. And as a strength coach who focuses on performance, I want the same for my clients. But too often the workouts I see are not effective…
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Knowing the “Why” Behind Your Training

This past weekend, and for the month prior, I prepared and tested to become certified as a Functional Strength Coach. After 25 years of coaching/training experience you might well ask why I would want to add a new set of initials after my name that most people probably won’t recognize. Throughout the course of my…
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How We Train For Successful Aging (Video)

Last January I was approached by Jill Ramsdell, the Engage Life Director at Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, to help make the fitness classes at this senior living community better. Jill had come to realize that the classes need to include more exercises that targetted core strength, mobility and balance for her senior residents. And…
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Add Some Power To Your Workout (Video)

One of the most neglected components of fitness training for the general public is power development. We tend to think of power– strength training at high speeds– as being for athletes only. As I wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2008, every time we get out of a chair, climb stairs or react to…
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Upper Body Pushing (Video)

Our final video in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?”

Upper Body Pulling for Better Posture (Video)

The 4th video in our “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” series shows you exercises to offset the bad posture we all develop living in a digital world. Learning to do these exercises which help pull your shoulder blades down and in can help improve posture and…
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Save Your Back Stabilize Your Spine (Video)

Our third video on movement patterns in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” is about how we train the core to protect the spine.

Save Your Back Strengthen Your Legs (Video)

Our second part of “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going To Live?” shows knee dominant exercises (think bending at the knees) to strengthen your legs and preserve your back. Variations of these exercises are part of your daily fitness program at Bruce Cohn Fitness.