Jim Carpentier

Jim Carpentier

Jim Carpentier, CSCS, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, New Jersey-licensed massage therapist, certified nutritional consultant and a health/fitness writer. He currently serves as Associate Health and Wellness Director at the Greater Morristown YMCA in Cedar Knolls, N.J. and as an Athletic Conditioning Specialist to the Montclair State University Sports Medicine department.

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10 Functional, Athletic Barbell Bench Press Alternatives

When your workout plan includes the Barbell Bench Press and time is limited, your patience can be tested when you walk in a gym to find every bench in...

These Chair-Based Exercises Can Transform Your Body Fast

Though chairs are mainly used for sitting, they can also be used productively and creatively to perform several fantastic exercises. When you can't ge...

Why Athletes Should Emphasize the Lowering Portion of Weight Training Movements

The word "negative" often implies pessimism and gloom. In the gym, however, performing "negatives" or eccentric reps yields positive sports performanc...

Sleep and Sunlight: Why Athletes Need to Prioritize Both

Seeking that extra edge on and off the field? Improving dietary and exercise habits are common New Year's resolutions, but athletes and non-athletes s...

2 Full-Body Circuit Workouts for Time-Crunched Training

For many athletes, planning quality workouts amidst academic and sports commitments is challenging. Thus, circuit training is an ideal option for sche...

Build Full-Body Strength With This Sandbag Workout

Revive Stale Workouts with These Sports Performance-Boosting Indoor or Outdoor Sandbag Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Sandbags of varying resistance...

This Push-Up Workout Challenges Your Chest From all Angles

Elevate Sports Performance with These Grueling Ascending and Descending Push-Up Variations By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Performing numerous conventional...

11 Kneeling Exercises for Strength and Core Stability

Try These 12 Unconventional Kneeling Exercises for Enhancing Core Strength and Sports Performance By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Enter most gyms, and you'll...

Tips for Relieving a Stiff Neck

Tips for Relieving Neck Stiffness from Sports, Exercise, or Other Causes By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Affecting athletes and non-athletes alike, awakening...

Increase Your Power With This Med Ball Workout

Perfect Remedy for Stale Workouts and Crowded Gyms: Portable, Versatile, Creative Medicine Ball Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Scenario A: With...

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