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I'm about to blow your mind. There's one exercise you're probably not doing that'll change your life and give you immediate results.   Walking.   Seriously. Walking is incredibly underrated. It’s become my favorite recovery ...
While most athletes are in denial when it comes to acquiring an injury or developing chronic pain, the truth is that sports disciplines are notorious for increasing your risk of experiencing injuries. A better understanding of the natural progression of i ...
I’m sure we’ve all had them in our medicine cabinet at one time or another. Multivitamins are a staple in most people’s kitchens, but they’re not cheap!   Most people consider multivitamins to be a sort of “catch-all&rdq ...
The hero’s journey is a tale as old as time. You can see it in just about any story we share with others, from movies (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, etc.) to television series and books.   While the details differ from story to st ...
  The air is crisp, cold, and smells like January at 4 am. Other than a few leftover Christmas lights, there are no signs of life as my feet pound the pavement. Trees rustle, stars boast, and I run, taking each step in stride. I have no music, no po ...
I’ve always dreamed of getting rid of my car—freeing myself from my over-convenienced stupor to reconnect with the very human act of locomotion. The majority of our millions of years of human history, humans have been hunter-gatherers responsi ...
We have a saying here: everything costs something. If you want to enhance some part of your performance, you should be prepared to suffer some short term (or even long term) consequences to other aspects of fitness and performance. There is almost always ...
Pull your hammy? Strain your quad? Well, it looks like you are out of commission for a couple of weeks!   If the muscle strain is severe, you could be out for months.   You’re probably thinking:   "What caused the strain in the ...
  Most of us have muscular imbalances—a weaker arm, shoulder, leg, etc. If you find yourself constantly doing the classic barbell movements (barbell bench press, deadlift, and back squat) then you might be further developing and exacerbating y ...
You chug them down after every workout like your life depends on it, but do you really know if protein shakes do anything? There are scientific studies covering various topics such as the best time to take them, the best type to use, and why they may or m ...
In the fitness community there are always things that come and go. The key to success is learning the difference between those things that are trends or fads. Trends are usually longer lasting and usually have some validity within the research community. ...
It can be surprisingly easy to lose your way in the gym. It is especially easy if you tend to train by yourself and you don't have a coach or a trainer. I think a very valuable question that you need to ask yourself, aside from is: "Am I getting ...
“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” Barry Switzer   Strength and conditioning coaches and fitness trainers get into the business because we love training. We love seeing progress, competin ...
There are lots of things that scare me. My close friends would recognize this and probably have a good laugh at my expense. I'm scared of heights, I'm scared of the ocean, and I'm scared to feel out of control. But regret scares me a lot more ...
At the New Year, we experience an influx of motivation in our gyms—we set New Year’s resolutions where we promise ourselves and our loved ones all the ways that we are going to become better humans this year. And as we all know, most of these ...
In July of 2018, the International Weightlifting Federation announced the new bodyweight categories that the sport would compete for in the years to come. This came as a result of a desire to erase all old records which many felt were drug-tainted, but al ...
I am a relative strength coach. I state this with the same boldness as my clients when they drop F-bombs during a workout session. My role as a relative strength coach allows me to focus on body recomposition, strength training, and corrective exercise. & ...