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Speed Workouts on the Bike

For some reason I choose to live in the tundra that is Upstate New York, so I’ve had to find ways to train speed without having outdoor access or turf long enough for speed work. This past year I purchased two Woodway Curve Treadmills so that we can perform max velocity sprint work and tempo… Read more »


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Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers (high protein, low carb)

Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers (high protein, low carb)

Ingredients 3 Bell Peppers 1 Onion (minced) 1 Tablespoon Garlic (minced) Handful of Fresh Parsley (chopped) 1 Pound Ground Turkey 3 Tablespoon ketchup/steaksauce 1 Egg Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 Slice off the tops of the peppers and discard them, clean out seeds, then cut them in half and place on a cookie sheet or… Read more »

Training: Foundations

Training: Foundations

Movement is the Foundation of Training By: James “The Thinker” Smith Portuguese Rugby Federation | Senior National Team Physical Preparation Coach The word athletic is used far too liberally in sports discussion. Most will accept that an athlete is someone who competes in a sport discipline; however, not all athletes are athletic. Coaches and appreciators… Read more »

Nutrition: Very Low Carb Diets Preserve Muscle Mass?

Nutrition: Very Low Carb Diets Preserve Muscle Mass?

When it comes to diet there is not a cookie cutter approach that works for everyone. We are all individuals and should be viewed that way. This becomes really clear when you prepare someone for a bodybuilding or figure show. You might see some clients who need a drastic reduction in carbs (maybe even 0… Read more »

Training: One Size Does NOT Fit All

In the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jason Segal’s character takes surfing lessons from Paul Rudd’s character. It’s one of my favorite scenes from the movie, because it says so much, especially with regards to training. In short, Rudd keeps telling him, “you’re doing too much, do less. Don’t try to surf, don’t do it. The… Read more »

Training: Are Your Sit-ups Doing More Harm Than Good?

Training: Are Your Sit-ups Doing More Harm Than Good?

Everybody wants abs but nobody wants to accept that diet is the key in achieving them. I see people performing sit-ups every time I step foot in a gym. Sadly, most of the form I see is awful and actually detrimental, especially for the back or neck. Here’s why: Regular sit-ups place a compressive load… Read more »

Nutrition: What’s the Best Diet?

Nutrition: What’s the Best Diet?

People and Clients often ask me, “What is the best diet? Is it low-carb, low-fat, low glycemic index etc etc.” My answer is always the same…The best diet is the one that is SUSTAINABLE.The one that fits with your lifestyle, your eating habits, your workout habits, and YOU!! Every person is different and their diet… Read more »

Training: The Process of Training Athletes

Training: The Process of Training Athletes

I have been a coach of physical preparation for over 30 years and I am continually learning every day about the human body and how it deals with and adapts to stress and stress of training. The human body is nothing more than an interdependent matrix system that communicates with and amongst itself all day… Read more »

I HATE the Functional Movement Screen

I HATE the Functional Movement Screen

I HATE the Functional Movement Screen By: Buddy Morris (Coach X) The two people I trust and admire the most for their knowledge and ability to ”fix” things are my good friend Allan DeGennaro and my little brother, Michael Hope, PT. Neither of them use or agree with the FMS (the latest greatest tool to… Read more »

Nutrition: Are Carbs the Enemy?

Nutrition: Are Carbs the Enemy?

Not necessarily, but what kind, how much, and WHEN you eat them DO matter. Here are some quick tips: Start by limiting the number of meals you have with carbohydrates, they are not necessary AT EVERY MEAL! Fewer carbohydrate meals per day leads to Lower Blood Glucose levels (This is good). Lower your carbohydrates on… Read more »