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  Luke Leaman is a coach, fitness educator and founder of Muscle Nerds, the company he formed after becoming disgruntled with the industry and the lack of empathy and science in it. He is also an acolyte of the great Charles Poliquin, sadly no lon ...
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 ...
The shoulder. Maybe it isn’t the greatest design out there, but it does allow people to do some pretty amazing things. When you think about which joints in the human body are most prone to injury, there’s a healthy competition between the sh ...
  In this video tutorial, filmed at an active and noisy Precision CrossFit, I am going to introduce a series of movements that are based on creating overhead stability. Overhead stability is really lost among many athletes and I have see ...
So many of our behaviors are the default of a faulty environmental set-up. An alarm, a pre-staged gym bag, and a drawer full of healthy snacks can go a long way. But, say your environment is designed to the hilt and your plan is impeccable. You still ha ...
Weight loss is very important for boxers if they want to successfully make weight for an upcoming bout.   Although this is typically more important for boxers outside of the superheavyweight (amateur) and heavyweight (professional) divisions, Antho ...
Getting strong is pretty simple: move big weight in the classic compound lifts—the deadlift, back squat, bench press, and overhead military press. If you can put up big numbers in those lifts, congratulations, you’re strong.   But that& ...
  A strong upper back is vital to minimize shoulder joint and shoulder girdle injuries. Many athletes and training enthusiasts love the pressing and pushing exercises: bench press, incline press, decline press, dips, and overhead press. However, t ...
Years ago, you were young with little responsibility. You wanted to pack on muscle, shed fat, and gain superhuman strength. You trained six days a week for two hours at a time. You felt invincible.   Then, you matured and life changed.   Today ...
Many books on weight training will have chapters on intensity and its importance. They describe 100% intensity as being whatever weight one can only do one rep of within a certain exercise. If you can do more than one rep of the particular exercise then ...
All that you have ever experienced, will ever experience, all the exercises or personal bests you have ever pulled off have started and ended in your brain.   All movement, skill, thought, and everything that makes you, you is encompassed in this 3 ...
  Daniel DeBrocke is a strength and conditioning coach who primarily works with powerlifters and is an educator who works hard to share his knowledge without asking for anything in return. As a competitive powerlifter, he holds a 1700 lbs raw tota ...
I have a two-year-old son, a one-year-old baby girl, a beautiful wife who deserves my time, a book I’m finishing, a full-time job, and an online blog and lifestyle development business. In addition to these pursuits, I cook most of my meals at hom ...
Health and fitness are often lumped together but there’s a difference—and sometimes it’s a sizeable gap.   Let's explore the working definition of each:   Health: A state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-bein ...
"The genius is the one most like himself." - Thelonius Monk   I was always told to pick one thing. Pick one major in college to define my life, one career to put all my effort into, one way to make a living and carve out my way, one move ...
Years and years of research have elapsed in the pursuit to completely understand the intricacies of human skeletal muscle contraction.It has included human, amphibian, and feline muscle biopsies, laboratory tests, practical hands-on experiments, and ded ...
  The off-season is the time period between post-competition and the next event. For bodybuilding and physique enthusiasts it is often termed as the bulking period, a time when you eat and lift heavy with little regard for toning or definition. Fo ...