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 »

Tempo Training Set-Ups

Tempo Training Set-Ups Tempo training is my preferred method for developing the aerobic system. While there are many ways to enhance this system, I’ve found this to be the most effective and enjoyable for those using it. At this point, there’s so many different ways people are using the term “tempo runs” that I need… Read more »

2 New Workouts – Upper Body + A Bodyweight, Lower Body Workout

2 New Workouts – Upper Body + A Bodyweight, Lower Body Workout This is Week 1, Day 1 of an upper body session for an online client. My Online Programming has actually become 40% of my entire business, which is way more than I would have imagined when I first started.  There are week to… Read more »

Does Distance Hide Asymmetry in Jumping Tests Post-ACL Repair?

Does Distance Hide Asymmetry in Jumping Tests Post-ACL Repair? Return to sport from an ACL repair is an area we can always do better, especially considering current re-injury rates. Because there will NEVER be just ONE superior, cookie-cutter program to run everyone through, you need to remain adaptable. There’s a bunch of protocols out there;… Read more »

Complex Systems – How Training is Like Trading

Complex Systems – How Training is Like Trading I’m trying to spice things up on the blog here. This a short video presentation with slides and audio. I’m sure people will enjoy this more than just reading an article, just know that it was a royal pain in the ass to make. So don’t get… Read more »

Two New Workouts – Circuit + Lower Body Hypertrophy Workout

Two New Workouts – Circuit + Lower Body Hypertrophy Workout The first workout is a medium intensity circuit that you can do as a “recovery day” or a standalone workout. I continue to use variations like this in my programming because it’s a great way to include variety, build work capacity, and train some mobility/ab… Read more »

Buddy Morris

Buddy Morris and Fred Duncan Hypertrophy Roundtable

Buddy Morris and Fred Duncan Hypertrophy Roundtable At my facility, Fred Duncan Performance training, I train people specific to their goal(s). For some, it’s speed enhancement and performance, while others need rehab or want to compete in bodybuilding. For Coach X and myself, we really enjoy a more hypertrophy-based split where we train ourselves into… Read more »

Improving Mechanical Issues & Cueing LESS

Improving Mechanical Issues & Cueing LESS I continue to see course footage where people are over-analyzing, over-cueing, and making things far more complex than they need to be. Simplicity does not sell. There’s a fine line between continuing education and just ingesting any and every “new” thing. Remember the FMS? Remember FRC? Remember RPR? Notice… Read more »