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After 11-plus years of coaching, I have learned that pretty much every single person who shows up to train with me has some pain.   Pain is something to which we can all relate. For some, it’s an emotionally-rooted pain, and for a vast majori ...
The term metabolic damage has gained lots of traction over the years. Researchers1 initially observed a reduced metabolic rate in subjects who had lost a substantial amount of weight. This reduction is far from shocking since lowering an individual' ...
When it comes to talking about food and dieting in the fitness industry, one term you hear over and over is macronutrients. It’s lesser discussed counterpart - micronutrients - are the topic for today’s piece.   While often disregarded ...
  There isn't a secret or magic trick to increasing your pull ups, but it isn’t as difficult as many people believe. You may think that I’m another coach who can’t relate to your situation, but I can. I still remember when I ...
  Josh Henkin is a CSCS and Master RKC with twenty years of experience. His innovative Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT™) has allowed him to present in more than 13 countries and publish in top outlets like Men's Health and the ...
Does original thought exist? Have we covered everything, or are there thinkers out there who aren’t in the box? I know my friend David Weck down in San Diego is changing the game when it comes to running, but when we get down to the nitty-gritty o ...
This article is the fourth and final installment in the exercise recovery series.   I’m finally going to cover the sexy stuff. These aren't cutting-edge recovery modalities that will supercharge your training, recovery, and results, but t ...
In part one Train Hard, Recover Harder of the exercise recovery series, I explained that stress is a double-edged sword. To make adaptations, you need to impose stress, but too much stress will interfere with your recovery.   Stress can be both goo ...
What if I told you that by improving your training program, you could dramatically improve your recovery and your results?   In part one Train Hard, Recover Harder of the exercise recovery series, I explained that training was one of many stressors ...
Based on my email inbox and Instagram DMs, recovery from training is a hot topic. I get asked all kinds of questions about recovery techniques.   "Can you assess my supplement stacks?" "Should I do active recovery workouts?" &q ...
The Njoie (pronounced enjoy) Nforce massage gun is a lightweight percussion massage gun that uses short duration staccato bursts of gentle hammering to get into your soft tissue.   Does it help recovery? I couldn't say objectively, but it does ...
  In this episode, Joe Bennett, AKA the Hypertrophy Coach, is joining me. Joe has developed a thriving fitness business focused on his passion for muscle building and working with people he loves coaching.   During the show, Joe maps out his ...
When strung together, we should say these three words with our tail between our legs and a strong shimmy to our confidence. I’m not going to get on my high horse and go through some Pinterest list of virtuous bullet points on how personal growth s ...
Electromyography (EMG) is a scientific method of testing muscle activity. It is well regarded, some say, in the non-scientific community because of the simplicity of a stronger reading means stronger muscles. However, it is neither popular or as well-st ...
Being a jiu-jitsu practitioner for the last ten years, I have naturally adopted the mindset to stay calm and leverage opportunities. However, it’s tough to practice the art as regularly as you would like because you start to lose muscle memory, rh ...
Is it a good time to start a keto diet routine? Fat Snax may help.   If the spread of covid-19 has motivated you to pay extra attention to your health, the keto diet is something you might want to research.   We can tell you that the keto diet ...
  In this episode, I am joined by Mike Tromello of Precision CrossFit. Mike was an accomplished athlete and is now a top coach.   He’s coached multiple CrossFit games, athletes, and medal-winning weightlifters.   Mike explains the ...