FPM: Bridge the Gap – Train 2 Recover

FPM: Bridge the Gap – Train 2 Recover

FPM: Bridge the Gap – Train 2 Recover Bridge The Gap (GPP): Register Here May 11-12th I will be in NYC at Performix House to teach the FPM: Bridge the Gap course. If you are a trainer/coach/therapist in or around the area, grab a ticket and let’s train! Course Outline: General Physical Preparation (GPP) as… Read more »

Trap 3 Raise

Trap 3 Raise

Trap 3 Raise Underutilized movement for trap development and overall shoulder health – prone trap 3 raise. Retract, raise 120 degrees, lower and then protract. 1-2 sets of 10-15 reps is sufficient when adding this into your program. Remember, there are other trap exercises besides shrugs that can and should be used. Shrugs only address… Read more »

What is Progression?

What is Progression?

What is progression? Far too often I see coaches or trainers blindly add more weight, prescribe crazy exercises they found on youtube, or follow a random template they took from the internet. Put simply, they throw shit at the wall to see what sticks. Progression is built upon knowing what goal you want to accomplish… Read more »

Live Nutrition Q&A

Live Nutrition Q&A

  Tomorrow night, Wednesday October 23rd at 8pm, I will be a part of a live nutrition Q&A on the Elitefts Facebook Page.  This will feature myself as well as Skip Hill, Shelby Starnes and Scott Stevenson.  In my opinion these are some of the most respected and successful coaches and nutrition experts in the… Read more »

Latest Article for Elitefts

Latest Article for Elitefts

Check out my latest offering over at www.Elitefts.net where I discuss the potential ramifications on your performance and physique from the traditional “bulking” diet.  There is no need to gain excessive fat in order to put on more muscle tissue, we know better now.  Check it out below. Is Your Fat Making You Suck?

Is Your Fat Making You Suck?

Is Your Fat Making You Suck?

Here’s my latest article over on the leading website for lifting, nutrition and sports performance, www.elitefts.net, called “Is your fat making you suck”?  The traditional “bulk”, where you eat a lot more to gain size, is completely unnecessary and may be doing more harm than good.  I discuss some of the basic hormonal reactions to… Read more »

Real Lifters: A Dying Breed

Real Lifters: A Dying Breed

Originally Published: March 24, 2013 on Elitefts.net Some of us really love this shit. I don’t mean just working out every week; I have soccer mom clients that do that. I don’t mean doing a WOD and then proclaiming yourself the fittest person on earth, either. Hundreds of clueless sedentary people do that daily. I… Read more »

I’ve Got 99 Problems but My Shoulder Ain’t One

 I’ve Got 99 Problems but My Shoulder Ain’t One Everyone wants big cannonball shoulders, but not all of us are blessed with the perfect genetics to achieve this feat. So, you pick up a muscle and fitness magazine and you see a shoulder routine that a pro “uses.” Four sets of barbell presses, four sets… Read more »

Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 1

Peri-Workout Nutrition, Part I Depending on who you ask or what you’ve read, you may have different views on what’s necessary or most efficient in terms of peri-workout nutrition. When I first started training, I remember being told that “chocolate milk is great post-workout” or “you need fast acting carbohydrates as soon as your lift… Read more »