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July 21, 2017

10 Year Body Challenge (Note: Longer than 4 weeks)

“Fitness” has become very fucking twisted. Somehow being healthy is synonymous with breaking your soul in the gym and eating only celery sticks for 4 weeks. Current Fitness Trends Just look at the most popular styles of training right now, they put all of their focus into three things: Calorie Burn This is fairly short-sighted, and […]
July 14, 2017
Thoracic Bridge

Supercharge Your Training with “Strength Primers”

Did you know that you can amplify your strength during your workouts? Are you aware that a couple of simple movements done before your heavy lifts can allow you to lift more weight, and help reduce the risk of injury at the same time? This is a tool I’ve been using with great success for many […]
June 15, 2017

De-Stress at your Desk (With These Simple Strength and Mobility Exercises)

Sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your body and mind. Stress can build up if you don’t actively manage it… Fortunately, with just a few minutes of smart movement, you can feel a ton better physically and mentally! Wouldn’t it be great if you could get stronger and more flexible while […]
June 1, 2017
Pec Tear Injury

How to Tear 25 Guys Pecs in 10 days

During the CrossFit Games this year, over 25 MEN (and counting) have torn their pecs. Injuries really suck—and sometimes they can’t be predicted or avoided. But sometimes they can. Today I’d like to share with you the real reason that people are tearing things and breaking themselves at such a high rate. It all comes down […]
May 13, 2017
Kettlebell Hip Hinge Prep

NEVER Swing a Kettlebell Until You Do THIS

Kettlebell Swings are an extremely powerful exercise for improving athleticism, posture, strength, and building a better butt. Unfortunately they are also extremely dangerous…IF your body isn’t properly prepared for the task. Far too many people jump right into kettlebell swings without proper preparation, hurt their back, and say kettlebells hurt them. It was not the kettlebell’s […]
May 5, 2017
Maximize your deadlift

How to Choose the Right Deadlift (for YOU)

The deadlift is the king of all weight training exercises. It is practical, as picking something up off of the ground is a fairly typical human skill. It’s rehabilitative, as it is the exact opposite of sitting down. It strengthens then muscles that get weak from excessive sitting. In addition, deadlifting is great for building muscle […]
April 18, 2017
Mobility equals strength

How Mobility Made Me Stronger (and how it can do the same for you)

True physical strength makes life easier and more fun. It also transforms your body into something you’d be proud to display at the beach. Unfortunately, many of us get derailed in our pursuit of strength due to injuries, stiffness, and pain. Part of the reason for this is that folks just don’t appreciate what mobility training […]
March 23, 2017
3 Simple Keys to Superior Progress

3 Simple Keys to Superior Progress

Do you find yourself making progress in your strength, mobility, speed, and health? If so, what do you feel has helped you the most? If not, why is it that you think you are struggling? Perhaps I can shed some light on the situation. I believe progress comes down to 3 simple keys. You could argue […]
March 15, 2017
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 light on the situation. Two kettlebell moves rise high above all the others—the One Arm Swing and […]
March 10, 2017
Max Up Dog

Feel Better by Mobilizing Your Joints (The Right Way)

Stiff, achy, or painful joints and muscles can be the nail in the coffin for your fitness and health aspirations.   Because the goal is to have a physical body that can support any athletic endeavor you might like to pursue, we need to lay out a solid foundation. That foundation is going to come in […]