Another day, another deadlift. Most lifters love to deadlift. From the casual fitness enthusiast to the professional powerlifter, there is something guttural and primal about deadlifting. From the chalk to the prepping ritual, it is a melding of the bar and the lifter. A complete symbiotic relationship. With that being…


This has been a tried and true method that has been used successfully for years. We are not reinventing the wheel here. It is high volume to the max. The program is easy enough to comprehend but hard to physically do. If you have made it to this point, you…


The TOP 10: Phase 2

Phase 2 is similar to Phase 1. It follows the same philosophy but is simplified. This phase increases the load in order to prepare the amount of work that is going to occur in the next phase. For this phase, pick your Top 10 exercises. Do not just chose all…


A Four Month Training Program to be Unbreakable

This is a no frill, old school, cold steel, hard work program. Traditional lifting, done over and over again. There are fitness guru’s out there that have their hands in everything. They are the “Jack of all Trades”. As the saying goes, Jack of all Trades — Master of None…


After being a strength and conditioning coach for over a decade I have seen, heard, read, and participated in every type of warm up activity to prepare the body for the oncoming onslaught. SMR, static stretching, dynamic movement, jump rope, light jog; I have done it all. …


There is no easier way to add a dynamic and ballistic training exercises to a routine than with the kettlebell. They are safe, effective, and checks all the boxes of adding athleticism to any routine. Just simply replacing dumbbells with kettlebells will drastically change any program due to the difference…


There are those who are naturally strong. My father, who went to the University of Missouri in the 1960’s, can attest to this. He was friends, still to this day, with many members of the football program. During that time, the university won multiple college bowl and many players went…


At any given time it is easy to find in every fitness magazine the “Ultimate Abs Workout” or “6 pack in 6 weeks”. Are there credibility to their claims, sure. It would be morally compromising to make such outrageous claims without having some sort of validity to them. …


I was recently at a three-day seminar and on a break, I was asked, “How do I select a trainer that is right for me?” For me, it can be broken down into two categories or questions: what are my goals and do they have what I want.

GOALS

The…


If the workout Gods came down and said we could only do one type of lift, it would be squats. The lift works every muscle in the lower extremities as well as a ton of stabilization muscle in the lumbar and back. The exercise works 75% of the entire body…

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