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Fred Duncan and Buddy Morris Hypertrophy Roundtable

Fred Duncan and Buddy Morris Hypertrophy Roundtable At my facility, Fred Duncan Performance training, we 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 »

Injuries In The NFL and How Poor Training Exacerbates This

Injuries In The NFL and How Poor Training Exacerbates This Can proper training reduce the likelihood of injuries in athletes? Absolutely. Can improper training lend itself to injury and prevent recovery in athletes? Unfortunately, yes. The key word here though is proper. There’s a stimulus, dose, tolerance, intended effect and actual effect. So while the… Read more »

The Importance of Proper In-Season Training for Athletes

The Importance of Proper In-Season Training for Athletes It’s well-established the benefits of proper strength training on the development, injury prevention and further advancement of performance in athletes. While most focus on off-season or pre-season training, one over-looked and often improperly programmed is that of in-season training. In-season training is crucial to the yearly training… Read more »

Personal Training

Random Training and Nutrition Thoughts

  Almost everything you are reading on nutrition is subjective, sensationalized, agenda-pushing bullshit. I spent the last year purposely doing everything “wrong” in the eyes of the internet. I ate white bread daily, trained fasted, trained fed, under-ate for long stretches of time and over-ate for others, I didn’t use any supplements, ate way below… Read more »

Does Your Performance Coach Suck?

All training is not created equal! I had 2 new athletes in for an assessment last week. I’d name where they trained, but they don’t even deserve me giving their name any sort of recognition. After what I saw, I was pretty angry. Mainly because I really love what I do and take it incredibly… Read more »

Personal Training Buffalo

Youth Sports Training

If you have a child in athletics, I would hope that you have seen some of the recent literature regarding early specialization in sport. Sports are big business today and with college scholarships on the line, parents and kids are devoting more and more time to perfecting their craft. Between their school team, travel team,… Read more »

Sports Performance Training in Buffalo, Ny

Sports Performance Training in Buffalo, Ny

We created this facility for one reason: to break the mold. This is not your typical gym with weekend certified trainers. This is not a training facility where athletes are thrown into groups of 20 kids while an intern checks their facebook and “coaches” them. We wanted to offer something different. A facility where we… Read more »

Tips To Boost Your Bench

Tips To Boost Your Bench

I promised more short blogs so… The bench press. It’s a staple in most people’s routines even though it’s highly overrated and has mainly become an “ego” or measuring stick lift. How much can you bench, bro? If you lift weights, you have probably been asked this question a thousand times. Here are a few… Read more »

Training With Pain

I’m pretty beat up.  I have a history of back/neck issues, shoulder surgery and I recently partially tore my tricep. Fun stuff.  Anyway, if you have been an athlete or weight-lifter for long enough, you understand that injuries are a part of this.  How can you prevent this from impeding progress in the gym? First,… Read more »

Interview With The King of Aesthetics – Frank Zane

Interview with the King of Aesthetics – Frank Zane As I drove up a long, winding hill in beautiful La Mesa, California, I couldn’t help but be a bit nervous.  I was about to interview and train with one of my idols, Frank Zane. Zane and Arnold were the two physiques that first got me… Read more »

Tips and Myths For Women Who Lift, Part 2

                In Part 1 of this series (Read Here), I discussed some mistakes I see women make with their programs, how much cardio to perform and what’s happening if you’re getting “bulky.”  This time around I want to delve a little deeper into nutrition, talk about how detrimental the scale can be and give… Read more »