3 tips to get more athletic quickly

Jump higher Often displayed on television, basketball players that can soar over defenders and dunk a basketball on a rim 10 feet high make you feel like that is reserved for those gifted with incredible ability. So, we watch those talented athletes on the tv screens in the gym while we hit our 100th setContinue reading “3 tips to get more athletic quickly”

Lessons learned after hip surgery

I grew up playing every sport possible. If it was pickup basketball, we played until we physically couldn’t play anymore or it got too dark. I wasn’t a physical specimen, but I have enough skill to be a decent player and enjoy the games.  My road into formal strength and conditioning education wasn’t like most.Continue reading “Lessons learned after hip surgery”

3 lower body exercises not named squats

Here are my top three recommendations for lower body exercises:
1. RDLs
2. Lunges/Step Ups
3. Hip Thrusts

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Can you recover better with the foam roller?

Foam rolling can seem like a magic trick. You feel tight and restricted, so you lay on top of it and roll around a little bit. When you stand back up, you feel better. How the heck did that happen? Is it just perceived change and not actually real? While most foam roll users expect this positive outcome, it’s not common knowledge how this change actually occurs. So, this article aims to dig a bit deeper using science and highlighting a few pieces of research.

Improving the way you do “core” work

I can say with confidence that a high percentage of people headed to the gym today are going to do a few ab exercises. But instead of “abs”, sometimes you will often hear it phrased “core work”. To set the record straight, there’s a difference between doing a little tummy tightening and actual “core work”.Continue reading “Improving the way you do “core” work”

Nutrition tip of the week: What supplements do I buy?

This is an important topic. The supplement industry is doing a great job of marketing and selling you on the fact that you can buy a magic bullet. Understand that success can be achieved for free by your own hard work and patience.

Don’t be that guy at the gym: Avoiding severe bro-ness like the plague as you venture back into the gym

We’ve all seen them.

We’ve probably hesitated to go to the gym to avoid the specific times they go.

I’m talking “bros”. And without proper advice, you could find yourself in the middle of a full swarm of them. 

Here are four tips to avoid being the bro, bro.

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Healthy snacks you can take to work

A question I’ve been getting lately from clients and friends is, “What is the healthiest way to snack when I’m busy all day?”. This is a good question, especially for people who are really trying to improve but can’t seem to find a way to fit it into their work schedule. Hungry workers = grumpyContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Healthy snacks you can take to work”

Nutrition tip of the week: Which diet is best for you?

This is a fairly common question I get from athletes, especially those that are interested in learning more about nutrition and fitness. It’s a good question because it shows that you are taking steps to improve yourself. But, I’m afraid you won’t leave after reading this with a clear cut diet choice hand picked forContinue reading “Nutrition tip of the week: Which diet is best for you?”

Improve and prepare for a better workout

You’ve had a long day of work and have more stuff to do when you get home. So, when you finally do make it into the gym, you hop straight into your workout only to realize how sore your shoulder is mid-set of a bench press. You decide to lift a little lighter because ofContinue reading “Improve and prepare for a better workout”

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