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December 15, 2017
4 Travel Training strategies

4 Travel Training Tricks You Should Know

When traveling, it’s easy to completely drop the ball on our healthy routines. Fortunately, there are a few travel training strategies to make fitness on the road super simple! Strategy 1: Bodyweight training The truth is, if you have a wall and some ground, you have a LOT of possible things you can do. In fact, […]
December 1, 2017
Max Deadlifting

Kinetic Chain Deadlifts

Sometimes the stars align and a miracle seems to happen… When I was experimenting the other day, I stumbled across an incredible discovery for the field of strength and health. You see, I was looking to teach someone how to deadlift better using some basic gymnastics ideas from Ultimate Athleticism. The Path to a Better Deadlift… […]
November 11, 2017
Max Swinging Legs

Indian Club Kicks

Yes, you read that right – Indian Club Kicks! I’ve been really letting the creative juices flow devising new methods of enhancing human health and performance and came up with something shocking. Let’s take a step back to childhood where we will begin our journey to today’s movement… Think of your earliest drawings as a kid. There were […]
November 2, 2017
Max number one pull ups

THE #1 Pull-up You Should be Doing

Stick your index finger in the air and say “we’re number one!” That’s how we’re going to do pull-ups today… Many people do pull-ups completely wrong and end up hurting themselves by not balancing out the strength of their upper body muscles. Pulling movements with the same dysfunctional grip over and over again develop poor movement […]
October 20, 2017
Max Juggling and Hanging

Exercise the “Right” Way

For some people, fitness is like religion and politics: “my way is right, and you shall burn in hell forever for disagreeing with me.” Everyone believes that they are “right.” Yet, is there really a clear right and wrong way to do the whole fitness thing? Is there a wrong way to live your own life? No, […]
October 13, 2017
Best Life Hack

The BEST Life “Hack” I’ve Learned in 30 Years

Sunday I turned 30 and, like many of you probably do, I used it as an opportunity to do some self-reflection and analysis. Objectively I’ve made a TON of mistakes… But in spite of the MANY mistakes, I’ve also made massive strides forward in pretty much every category this year: physically, professionally, and personally. And I […]
September 29, 2017
Pile of Paperwork

Paperwork (the BEST exercise habit…using just a piece of paper)

You’ve heard of paperwork? This is the EXACT opposite of that. What I am about to show you is SO SIMPLE, and yet, it is an absolute game-changer for your vision, mobility, and overall physical health. And I’ll be honest, even your life. Let me explain… If you have read anything on my site before you […]
September 21, 2017
Core Trick using dowel

One Weird Trick to Fix the Core & Hips

Correct exercise form has nothing to do with the appearance or “shape” of the exercise. It has everything to do with the prime mover and stabilizing muscles firing both completely and sequentially—regardless of what the movement looks like. If any muscle isn’t firing properly in a coordinated fashion, something else will pick up the slack, and […]
September 15, 2017
Man doing Creative Movement in Snow

The Magic Of Creative Movement

Daily life has a lot of straight edges, boxes, and lines designed for us to abide by. This can stifle creativity and movement in a profound way. It’s no wonder many people are becoming chair-shaped. It’s no wonder that the average human eye moves about 25% as fast as it should. It’s no wonder that our […]
August 31, 2017
Speed Training

The Neglected Secret of Strength

When you first decided you wanted to be stronger and more mobile, think of how you felt. You were probably feeling invigorated, confident, and determined. Maybe even a little aggressive. That burning desire probably led you to a “balls-to-the-wall” style of strength training. It probably also led you to pursue heavier weights aggressively–at the expense of […]