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  Our guest, Yunus Barisik, explains exactly what it takes to produce elite-level athletes for ice hockey in this episode.   He particularly highlights the need for increased strength and outlines exactly how he structures his athlete's t ...
  My college roommate told me that he thinks of me as a guy who listens to moody, poetic, eclectic music alone in his room. He told me this after I shared my existential crisis during my early twenties with him.   Calm Me Down, Bob(s) When I ...
  Steve Keane is the co-founder of Kraft Coaching, a coaching service specializing in helping regular people develop incredible physiques. I’m a big fan of Steve’s work and think of him as part coach, part fitness philosopher.   S ...
COVID has left an indelible mark on the fitness industry. Business owners, gym employees, and gym-goers were left scrambling, confused, and in the dark by the ever-changing COVID rules and regulations.   Gyms were required to close their doors with ...
  In this episode, I explain what diet periodization is, why you need it to take your physique to the next level, and the three simple questions you need to answer to design the perfect diet for your goals.   Your training and diet should ref ...
Summer is near, and you’ve felt caged for far too long. No, I’m not talking about the quarantine. I mean locked in your life—the 9-5 job, the commute, the nightly TV, and a disciplined workout routine. It is all so typical and, yet, so ...
A good workout starts with a good warm-up. As Breaking Muscle podcast guest Dr. John Rusin says, a warm-up should accomplish two things:   Prepare your body for performance Help prevent pain and injuries   Those are two compelling reasons to ...
Building long-term motivation and consistent exercise habits are the most valuable things you can do for yourself. Many mindset shifts can help you achieve those goals, and here I’ll address an important one: taking ownership of your exercise. &nb ...
  In this episode, I’m delighted to welcome Rick Howard to the show. Rick is an expert in Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD). He wrote the paper on the subject by writing the NACA’s position stand in LTAD.   This interview was ...
When it comes to improving running performance, runners usually fall into one of two camps:   Those who just run more Those who prioritize strength training   I know because I spent years in the former category.   Strength Training Is a ...
When I started training clients, I thought I knew it all, and I would strut around the gym floor like a peacock, willing to assert my superior gym knowledge. When in fact, looking back, I knew absolutely nothing.   This attitude hurt more than help ...
The pandemic taught us one important lesson: everyone has an opinion and people in the fitness industry seem to have a lot more than most business-minded people. And it wasn’t really much fun to watch because, well, I don’t really need a per ...
  Mike Tromello is back on the show, and in this short, sharp, content-packed episode, he explains:   What your redline is How to train yourself to withstand staying near or on top of your redline state in a workout Why all athletes (even bo ...
Becoming a college strength and conditioning coach isn’t easy, but it was the young guy Jesse’s dream. There wasn't time to sit and revel in my epic triumph as I had dreamed. I was thrown right into the thick of it.   On day one, I ...
Most people can put together a killer workout, but very few can design a proper program. Even fewer know how to adjust a program from month to month to keep making optimal progress.   This deficiency is particularly true for those whose primary goa ...
When it comes to strength training, most coaches and even clients understand the concept of progressing in a structured and systematic way, using percentages to build strength slowly over time.   But, for some reason, when it comes to metabolic con ...
It was the year of the at-home workout—Peloton, Nordic Track, and Beach Body. Or maybe you just got on craigslist and outfitted the garage. Over and over, I’ve heard people raving about how much they love their home workout routine and predi ...