Training

Some things never change, and some things never stay the same. The fitness industry is no different. Here is what I see changing right before us, and then the things we can always rely on.
I ask myself before every session, “Is this going to make me fitter and healthier?” The goal in the second half of life should be to move well and with strength so you can enjoy the rest of your life.
Yes, that’s right. Here are 21 reasons not to get off the treadmill, office chair, or sofa and join your local strength and conditioning facility.
Getting older doesn’t mean you have to quit working hard, but it does mean you need to be smarter about how you go about it. Here's what I've learned and what I recommend.
You have expectations of your coaches and your gym, but do you hold such expectations of yourself? It’s time to commit to being an active part of your own success. Print this out and follow it.
I believe if you have an injury the best thing to do for it is move whatever you can as much as possible within pain-free range of motion. Here's how I dealt with my own food processor induced trauma.
If you're inexperienced, starting a new program can be scary. I'll get you going down the right path. I'll begin by addressing three realities that should keep your efforts sensible and productive.
It's pop quiz time! The following 15-question quiz will challenge your basic knowledge of a number of fitness-related issues. Do you actually know your stuff? Take the challenge and find out.
The killer app is that one application you can get from a piece of equipment that you can’t get anywhere else. Don’t waste your time doing things that for which that tool is not designed.
If, like many people, you’ve read "The 4-Hour Body," I have some bad news for you. If you’re after performance MED (Minimum Effective Dose) doesn’t work.
In order for you to progress you must overload. But you can't increase all variables at once, or you will run into trouble. Learn the signs of overreaching and how to avoid overtraining.
There are times when my life is absolutely on point. This is not one of those. I’m not getting my training in, and I’m not going to anytime soon, at least not to the level I’m used to and prefer.
You all have goals, but are you optimally achieving them? Is what you do leading to what you want? Heed these seven questions about your training and honestly check yourself on each.
We are at an interesting period where is a swelling of interest in the Olympic lifts, but trainees lack a proper physical education. For new weightlifting coaches, the game has forever changed.
Carving out the time for the gym is critically important, but we must be careful not to sabotage our gym time by bringing the rest of the world into our workouts.
So many people are just thrashing about, getting sweaty, but ultimately wasting their time - all because one piece of the puzzle is missing.
While I was visiting the U.S., I happened to get an invite from Dan John to train at his place. We spoke a lot and here are some of the things we discussed that are good lessons for all of us.