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What lessons can we learn from world champions in a biomechanical comparison of different kettlebell snatch styles?   This article will take an in-depth look at the difference between kettlebell snatch styles. No, I won't be comparing hardstyle ...
  Paul Carter of Lift Run Bang specializes in hypertrophy and body re composition. He coaches pro bodybuilders and elite strength athletes and works with some of the most respected minds in a strength and physique world.   Today's episode ...
Find Our Podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, PlayerFM, PodBean   This is a set of interviews with some of the leading minds and thought leaders working in the industry today. I am your host, Tom MacCormick, a personal trainer ...
Imagine this scenario: a lifter at your gym has convinced their friend—Jeff—to sign up for personal training. After getting to know Jeff a bit, you ask him what he wants from working with you, and he replies:   "Honestly, I'm j ...
Kettlebells are basically giant balls of metal with a handle on them. They trace their origins to Eastern Europe, the word girya (kettlebell) actually appears in a Russian distionary circa 1704(1).   In fact, the popularity of kettlebells in the we ...
If you want to improve muscle definition and fast-track your way to washboard abs, then use this fat loss specific, three-phase, muscle-preserving training system. Everyone is wondering what they need to be doing post-COVID lockdown.   An awesome a ...
  Bryan Haycock is the creator of hypertrophy specific training or HST for short. In this episode, we take a deep dive into:   Exactly what goes into HST, including what actually causes muscles to grow The principles of program design for hy ...
In each and every day of your life, you will face challenges of varying complexity and significance.   Some challenges will be so small and so easily overcome that you’ll barely consider them to be a challenge at all. But, every so often, you ...
Rough power could be the most neglected attribute in the gym besides skipping your warmup. People often think they don't need to train power because they're not an athlete. They think they got no need to dunk a basketball or to sack the quarterb ...
Cheating in sport is as old as the dawn of time. We all grew up hearing the news of a fallen superstar athlete cheating their way to infamy, but usually it was always performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) that were the issue. Sooner or later people always ...
  Calvin Huynh is a trainer, online coach, and writer. He is the founder of Awesome Fitness Science. Calvin’s delves deep into the scientific research and then distils the information into easy to understand and actionable guidelines.   ...
  Diets and fitness advice are like the finger. You focus on the advice too much and you will miss the opportunity to achieve heavenly glory. And that, folks, is how you finally get Bruce Lee into an article and past the editors. But seriously, wh ...
In a past article, The Right Way To Lose Fat: What To Eat, we addressed the nutrition component of sensible fat loss. A lot was presented such as low carb/high protein, high carb/low fat, micronutrient values, and glycemic levels, but all signs pointed ...
Okay, guys, let's take a second here and have a bit of a chat, will we?   When I say flexibility, what comes to mind? I bet the first thing that you think of is as strong as f**k, right? Not. That's because when people think of flexibility, ...
View this post on Instagram As a coach for the special needs population, you have to know when it's the right time to correct and when it's the right time to encourage (grace or accountability leadership principle) Brandon's trainer, Daniel, ...
Before the Great Lockdown, many of us refused to take time away from the gym. The forced absence might have been a blessing in disguise for you. At the very least, it will have forced you to take some rest and let nagging injuries heal.   It may al ...
  One of the great head slapping moments of the Great Pandemic has been reading social media posts from gym owners decrying how they don't get to open but bars do because, health.   No one should take medical advice from some who isn' ...