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Ya gotta Tabata, right? When many of my clients hear this word, they typically cringe. Although, I love to see the looks on their faces as they anxiously wait to hear which exercises are on the Tabata menu.   So, what is a Tabata anyway? It is a 4 -m ...
  Everybody is talking about them, which is bizarre as this exercise has been around since the beginning of time (well, actually since 1940 when Weider magazine introduced them to the wider fitness community).   I am a big fan of the front squa ...
“I want a hot body, but I also want tacos.” –Nacho Libre   Rationally, we all would prefer to be healthy. We’d love to be capable, physical specimens full of energy and confidence in our longevity. In theory, it would be aweso ...
That got your attention, didn’t it?   Look, I’m not suggesting that whey isn’t a great protein, or that casein or other animal-derived proteins aren’t great, because, let’s face it, they are. Bu there might be some good ...
The longest day of the year has come and gone. Summer has started, sure, but you're in the second half of the year and it's all kind of downhill to Christmas now. That doesn't stop the endless stream of feel good, beach body fitness dreams fro ...
  The childhood obesity epidemic in America is insane. The problem doesn’t just pertain to prepubescents and adolescents, preschool-aged children also have their own obesity population. It’s hard to fathom the idea of little kids dealing ...
You are a human—the most cunning, adaptable animal the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, our collective power has grown to such an extreme that you hardly need to contribute in ensuring your own survival. We’ve contracted out our protection ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it has gained so much momentum both inside the athletic world and out. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healt ...
  As Gandhi once famously said, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” The m ...
"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair."&n ...
I have worked with many different athletes over the years. For each one that presents with persistent back pain or injury it usually comes down to missing one element of core training. Everyone knows the exercises. I’m not here to teach you a new ty ...
You know what part of the gym is the most utilized—and the most underappreciated? The floor!   Most gymgoers never think twice about the gym floor. They simply walk around comfortably, glad that the floor offers them a stable surface with good ...
“I can’t believe I missed that rep,” said J. “You know, I worked so hard for the past year and a half and have been progressively getting better. I’ve been eating right, lifting on a linear progression—trying everything ...
  The front squat is an exercise that's absolutely vital for weight lifters, not only because of the necessity to come out of the squat clean but also because it works different muscle groups differently than the regular back squat.   Most ...
Have you ever asked yourself, why winners keep winning and losers keep losing? Personally, I started asking myself these questions at a very young age. Mostly because I wasn’t a popular kid growing up. In fact, that’s& ...
  In the last 10 years, many in the fitness industry have pushed the boundaries, opening people’s eyes to methods of training outside globo gym machinery. There has a been a resurgence of movement-based training making in-roads at previously o ...
  I don’t know what it is about the barbell front squat, but it’s treated a little like the poor cousin of the barbell back squat. Many people think that front squatting with a barbell is only for those looking to Olympic lift, where it ...