Dr Phil McAllister's Latest Posts

Dr. Phil Shares: 7 Exercises You Want To Avoid

The next time you go to the gym, take a look around: you’ll probably see all kinds of exercises, some good and some not-so-good. The unfortunate truth is that not all exercises are created equal. Some are incredibly effective at building muscle and melting fat; others are ineffective and can even do more harm than […]

| March 27th 2018

Dr. Phil Shares: Top 8 Gluteal Stretches for Buttock Pain

Tight glutes: in theory, we want them. We spend hours squatting and lunging to get a taut, lifted booty. But a rear that actually feels tight is, well…a pain in the butt. A sore buttocks makes it tough to sit, stand, and walk. It leaves you hobbling like a cowboy, searching for the best glute stretches to ease discomfort so […]

| March 13th 2018

Dr. Phil Shares: 8 Yoga Poses for Stronger Knees

Yoga can be daunting for those with knee problems. Unfortunately, that’s a lot of us, myself included. Below are the yoga poses I used to strengthen my knee after surgery. Three years into my yoga career, I suffered a meniscus tear. Physical therapy, ice, and painkillers were not enough to ward off surgery. I had […]

| March 6th 2018

Dr. Phil Shares: 9 of the Most Effective Strength Training Exercises You Can Do at Home

Benefits of Strength Training Exercises Sense of accomplishment not enough? The advantages of weight and resistance training offer plenty more reasons to expand your fitness routine. Burn fat When you do an intense resistance training program like A Week of Hard Labor or Body Beast, the “afterburn effect” of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) keeps your metabolism elevated for up […]

| February 28th 2018

Dr. Phil Shares: The Most Dangerous Fat Is the Easiest to Lose

It’s every weight loss enthusiast’s dream to zap belly fat but, far from pure vanity, there’s actually a reason why having a lot of fat in the abdominal region can be dangerous. Fat is stored all over our body, but how does an expanding waistline grow your risk for chronic illness? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Your […]

| February 27th 2018

Dr. Phil Shares: 10 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

  If there’s one thing we all value in a relationship, it’s honesty. So let’s get this one off on the right track. That set of corrugated abs you want? Getting them is gonna require a lot more than just holding off on that third piece of pizza and doing an extra set of crunches […]

| February 6th 2018

Dr. Phil Shares: 5 Tips For Getting Fit When You’re Plus Size

Starting a fitness journey is always a challenge, but it may feel even more daunting when you’re carrying a few extra pounds. If it’s been awhile since the last time you laced up your sneakers, you may not be 100 percent sure what you’re still capable of — which can make it a little intimidating […]

| January 16th 2018

Dr. Phil Shares: Should You Work Out If You Are Sore?

I often get complaints from clients about being sore. Statements like “I thought exercise was going to make me feel good, but now I feel worse than ever” are somewhat common with people who are new to exercising. And there’s not too much for me to tell them. The fact is that if you have […]

| January 9th 2018