Blood Flow Restriction Training: What Is Its Value?

Maybe you’ve seen that dapper guy at the gym (or someone other than me) with the Ultimate Warrior style bands around his upper arm. Or more awkwardly, doing goblet squats with leg wraps choking the top of his thighs and bunched up shorts bringing back the classic codpiece. BFR Training, Occlusion Training, KAATSU - even the names are weird. NOTE: […]

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How To Conquer Your Fat Loss Challenges

Fat loss is hard. That’s a simple truth. Think about it — You’re trying to reverse fat gain that took years and years to accumulate in a small fraction of the time. Beyond that, you’re trying to change powerful habits that you’ve lived with every day, and make those changes permanent. This isn’t a small task for anyone, and it […]

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The Shortcut To A Perfect Squat

I’ve been teaching people to squat for years. In fact, my income depended on being the best around at teaching and correcting squat form. I was the “squat guy” and clients (usually) knew what they were in for when we worked together – namely their bodies would be changing, getting stronger, more muscular and leaner. And they’d be squatting. A […]

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Fitness, Diets and Zombies!!!

Improving your fitness helps in so many real life situations, like carrying bags of groceries upstairs without getting winded, having a better love life, becoming self sufficient in opening your own jars …. and surviving the zombie apocalypse. I had the opportunity to contribute to this article and it was a really fun exercise: http://www.mtv.com/news/2097635/walking-dead-fitness/

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EPOCH and Resistance Training For Fat Loss

“Resistance training for fat loss?” you ask with incredulation, jaw dropped to the floor, dazed and astonished, knowing your life will never be the same. Or just mildly curious. Yes, I say, resistance training can be a very powerful tool for fat loss! If you’re not including resistance training in your fat loss program, you’re missing out on an incredibly […]

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25 Tips For a Bigger Deadlift

If there’s one question I get asked the most, it’s how can I increase my deadlift. Well it’s Christmas in June because here are 25 quick tips to get your deadlift higher: Visualize yourself completing the lift ahead of time. Go through every single second of the pull, from pulling the slack out of the bar and the fight to get it […]

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Mastering the Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is an invaluable exercise for making progress towards almost any athletic or fitness goal, from fat loss to strength and athleticism. The deadlift is the foundation for the swing, but the swing turns this into a dynamic movement with an athletic transition between tension and relaxation. If the deadlift is vodka, a kettlebell swing is a spicy […]

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Goblet Squats: The Best Tool to Perfect Your Technique

Squatting is hands down the most effective exercise you can do for reaching your fitness goals. Whether you’re a woman looking to be slim with a smoking ass, or a guy looking to pack on ripped muscle or set some powerlifting records, the squat is the king of exercises. I can’t say much more than that in praise of a […]

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If You Want To Get Good At Something, Do It Every Day

The title of this blog is a quote from one of my favorite coaches, Dan John. There’s something beautiful about finding simplicity in a complicated objective. There’s a simple formula for achieving your goals: Hard work + consistent work. I’ll take the liberty of adding to Dan’s maxim: If you want to achieve something, work hard at it every day. […]

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