STRENGTH & CONDITIONING


Kettlebell Training

2 Secret Weapons of Kettlebell Training

Kettlebells have stood the test of time as workout tools. However, many people are still confused about which movements to focus on, and how to combine kettlebell training with other modalities. Hopefully I can help everyone out by shedding some […]


Max Sprinting

The BEST exercise for Lower Body Power

True athletic power is a major advantage in every part of life, whether you are a competitive athlete or not. Power is the pinnacle of athletic qualities. First let’s define what power actually is…P= work/time The key here is how […]


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Babies, Bathwater, and Swiss Balls

Getting “set in our ways” is an easy path and one that limits our potential. Fortunately, over the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of changing my mind about a great many things in the fitness industry. The lesson […]


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The BEST Training Tool (and it only costs $4)

There’s a lot of sizzle and no steak these days in fitness equipment, but I have seen the light! It’s called…a 2×4. Yes, the best training tool of all time has been hiding in plain sight in the lumber section […]


Man Lunges

Lunges Are Not For Sissies

During a course early in my training career I heard the phrase “Lunges are for sissies.” 21 year old Max was like, “Hell yeah! Let’s go do squats and deadlifts!” The rest of the people in attendance repeated the mantra, […]


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3 Ways to Prevent Common Injuries for Lifters

We all want to be healthy and strong, so we exercise. Unfortunately, for many of us, those plans are derailed before the train can really leave the station. Injuries and stiffness take us off the path to strength and health. […]


Are Backbends Bad for You?

Backbend. Full Wheel. Bridge. Upward Facing Bow. You saw someone do it on Instagram, now you’re gonna try. Not so fast, Sparky. Whatever you want to call it, the backbend is a fantastic exercise–IF you do the work to prepare […]


Dangerous workout

The Popular Workout that Destroys Your Health

The latest trend to hit the fitness industry is an extremely low calorie diet coupled with high intensity cardiovascular exercise at a rapidly growing gym chain. This popular workout destroys your health. The Diet First let’s take a look at […]


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Train Your Front Butt

This year I saw a talk given by Dr. David Tiberio in which he referenced the “front butt.” This front butt is essentially the hip flexors, adductors, and internal rotators (basically all the opposites of the butt muscles we all […]