Less is More: Returning from Injury (Runner’s knee)

Less is More: Returning from Injury (Runner’s knee) I love America, but we do everything here to the extreme. We’ve always been taught more is better, but, when it comes to training – less is more and better is better. Every year, I get referred athletes in pain or have to consult with injured athletes… Read more »

3 Contrast Method Setups

3 Contrast Method Setups Contrast training has been around for ages, so this is nothing new. However, it’s a method that is still underutilized by many coaches and could help athletes who have hit a plateau. I’m going to outline a few different setups I have used with my athletes and give you a brief… Read more »

2 New Lower Body Workouts 

2 New Lower Body Workouts Are you sick of doing the same workout over and over? Who the hell wouldn’t be. Here are two new lower body workouts. The first is for a client with more strength oriented goals who is in her higher intensity phase. The second workout is for an online client who… Read more »

2 New Circuits

2 New Circuits Half of my subscribers are just here for the circuits. Well, here you go. Two new ones since I haven’t posted any in a while. Enjoy and good luck. Circuit 1 Back extension + dumbbell row (these are tough) x 8-10 Half-kneeling shoulder press (put front foot in front of opposite knee)… Read more »

5 New Exercises You’ve Never Tried

5 New Exercises You’ve Never Tried Unless you hire me for your programming, you’re likely bored as hell with with your current set-up. I don’t blame you. I’ve been training for 20 years now and I’ve gone through plenty of periods where I just needed a change. With that said, here are 5 exercises you’ve… Read more »

4 Week Block to Increase Your Bench Press

4 Week Block to Increase Your Bench Press Whether or not you like the bench press, it’s still a favorite amongst avid gym-goers. Almost everyone who hires me for programming puts the bench press as a lift they are hoping to increase. At this point, I can increase your bench using a million different set-ups… Read more »

The Goal of Training

The Goal of Training You train to induce an adaptation! It’s as simple as that. From there, you can argue about your favorite means and methods – but it all starts with creating an environment that warrants an adaptation. If this is not your goal, you are just moving around. And that’s fine, society would… Read more »

5 Tricep Exercises You’ve Never Tried

5 Tricep Exercises You’ve Never Tried There’s no beating the basics, but a little bit a novelty never hurt either. In the first installment of this series, I focused on the polarizing world of bicep exercises – 4 Bicep Exercises You’ve Never Tried. Next, I’ll focus on the largest part of the arm (2/3 of it)… Read more »

The Flexibility Delusion – Do You Really Need to Stretch?

The Flexibility Delusion – Do You Really Need to Stretch? “Did you stretch before?”  – “Did you try just stretching it out?”  – “I just need to be more flexible” Just stretch it! Sound familiar? Of course it does, because you’ve either said it or had it said to you hundreds of times. You know,… Read more »

From the Ground Up – Ordering the Squat and Single Leg Progressions

From the Ground Up – Ordering the Squat and Single Leg Progressions Which movement do you start with? What do you do if they can’t currently tolerate it? Where do you go next? Before I continue, I hate “ranking” movements and I often feel too many prioritize the exercise over the adaptation (which is all that… Read more »

Advice for Young Coaches and Clinicians Entering the Field

Advice for Young Coaches and Clinicians Entering the Field The health and fitness industry continues to grow, while young coaches pile into a crowded, cutthroat space. It’s ironic because when I was lifting weights back in the early 2000’s, training people was not a coveted job. In fact, few did it because you really couldn’t… Read more »