2 Full Body Circuits

2 Full Body Circuits If you’ve already gone through all of the previous circuits a few times, here’s two new ones to add to the mix. As always, these are not meant to kill you. You should feel better after you finish. These are lower-intensity sessions that allow you to get some additional mobility work, general… Read more »


Recovery Circuit

I trained with a decent amount of volume and intensity this week so I used a bodyweight recovery circuit today. I’m still rehabbing my torn labrum and it has felt great recently but I’m continuing to add extra stability work (hence banded push ups, bird dogs). 5 rounds OHS x 15 Band push-ups x 10… Read more »

Contralateral Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (RFESS)

Contralateral Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (RFESS)

Contralateral Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (RFESS) One of my favorite split squat variations is the contralateral rear foot elevated split squat. The position of the dumbbell requires even more stabilization from the external obliques and hip complex, so it doubles as a great way to train single leg strength and stability. With more hamstring,… Read more »

The Best Way to Bulk

The Best Way to Bulk

The Best Way to Bulk                When I wrote, Death to the Bulk and Cut Diet, I received a ton of feedback – both positive and negative. For one, I was attacking a bodybuilding staple which always ruffles feathers.  At the same time, I was bringing logic, science and results to an ineffective antiquated practice… Read more »

barbell roll out

5 Ab Exercises You Need to Try

5 Ab Exercises You Need to Try The more I write, the more I realize that people just want pictures and videos. I love the science behind training but most people could care less. They want some new ideas, exercises or motivation to help them succeed. Below, I’ve compiled 5 relatively unique ab exercises that… Read more »

power speed drills

Power Speed Drills

Typically done by Track and Field athletes, Power Speed drills are low intensive plyometric exercises that I use in the programming of all athletes. Unfortunately, most athletes and coaches just blow through these drills and pay no attention to form or WHY they are being placed in the program. When used properly, these drills are highly… Read more »

barbell roll out

Roll-out with Isometric Hold

Roll-out with Isometric Hold The traditional barbell roll-out is a great anti-extension exercise for the abdominal/lumbar region. This exercise can also be done with your elbows on a yoga ball or using an ab wheel. You should only perform this exercise if you have been taught how to create proper abdominal stiffness under tension. If you… Read more »

5 Protein Snacks That Taste Great

5 Protein Snacks That Taste Great               The health and wellness industry today is massive. People want healthier, convenient options and are willing to pay more for it. My previous articles on Protein Bars and Protein Powders (link below) have been two of the most visited on my site, so this is clearly an area people… Read more »

Iso-Dynamic Seated Row

Iso-Dynamic Seated Row

Iso-Dynamic Seated Row A big, strong back is essential for athletes, powerlifters and those lifting for aesthetics. The problem is, everyone gets caught up doing the same exercises for the same number of reps. Introduce some novelty. This is an iso-dynamic countdown row. Start with a 6 second hold then perform 6 reps, then hold for… Read more »

Peri-Workout Strategies When Fat Loss Stalls

Peri-Workout Strategies When Fat Loss Stalls Ever since I posted this series Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 1 in 2012, it’s been the go-to topic that people have asked me to talk and write about. I’m convinced people like reading about nutrition and training more than actually doing it, but that’s beside the point. In case you aren’t… Read more »

Pre-Pro Day Upper Body Session

Today was our second upper body session of the week.  The exercises and sets/reps vary depending on where we are in the block and what I’m trying to accomplish with a specific person. As you can tell we are trying to bring up his bench/back. PVC pipe thoracic/lumbar region Medball upper body warm up – 10lb… Read more »

Meal Frequency, Nighttime Eating and “Not Eating Enough”

Meal Frequency, Nighttime Eating and “Not Eating Enough” Nutrition headlines and top secret diets clutter your TV, newsfeed and daily conversations. Somewhere between, “I read a facebook post that said x” and “My friend did x and lost 20lbs,” there lies a shred of truth. The truth is, the diet doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t…. Read more »