Monday, 29 June 2015

The Missing Ingredient From Your Ultimate Training Week

Are you a sedentary fitness buff? Sure you may go to the gym several times a week, but what are you doing outside of the gym? Famous physical therapist Grey Cook once pointed out that most fitness people get almost no physical activity outside of the gym. The gym was never meant to be your only source of physical activity. If you want to maximize your health, body composition and performance, you need to look not only at what you are doing inside the gym, but what you are doing outside the gym and how that impacts your health, training goals and quality of life.

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Monday, 22 June 2015

10 Training Mistakes That Will Kill Your Progress in the Gym

You are busy, yet you have important training goals and you invest your valuable time into hitting the gym and striving to reach these goals. However, just because you go to the gym, does not mean you are getting the most you could out of your time there. Whenever I’m in a gym, I often see people failing to achieve the results they want not because they don’t show up and not because they don’t work hard, but simply because they make these costly training mistakes.

Monday, 15 June 2015

A Simple Way to Sprint Faster and Jump Higher

Want to take your performance to the next level? You already know that improving your sprinting speed and vertical jump with help you dominate the competition. However what is the best way to do this? Traditionally athletes used plyometrics, speed drills and Olympic-style weightlifting. However there is a newer exercise for building explosive power that is starting to attract attention in the research world as a great way to run faster and jump higher. 

Monday, 8 June 2015

6 More Program Design Tips for Faster Fat Loss

Effective fat loss training starts in the kitchen. However, when you get to the gym, you can accelerate your fat loss efforts if you do the right things in the gym. In part 1 of this post, I gave you 6 program design tips for faster fat loss. Here are 6 more ways to train if you want to burn fat faster - enjoy!

Monday, 1 June 2015

6 Program Design Tips for Faster Fat Loss

If you want to strip unwanted fat off your body, you need to look first to your diet. However, once that is taken care of, it is time to look at your training. I’m always looking for ways to make the valuable time you spend training more efficient and effective. If you want to speed up fat loss for yourself or your clients, here are some ways to improve your fat loss training programs.

Monday, 25 May 2015

The Best Alternative to Farmers Walks

As soon as I start talking about how great farmers walks are, I inevitably get asked, “What if I can’t do farmer’s walks?” It’s an excellent question, but I hate it for 2 reasons: 1) It takes every ounce of self-control to avoid blurting out, “there is no alternative – just find a way to do them!” 2) The farmer’s walk is truly a unique exercise that offers many benefits that no other single exercise can duplicate. However, if you can’t do farmer’s walks because of an injury, equipment limitations or space restrictions, here is the best alternative.
My son getting ready for a big set of farmer's walks while rocking his Thomas the Train PJ's

Monday, 18 May 2015

Is High Frequency the Best Way to Build Muscle?

Want to pack on muscle fast? If so, have to use the best training frequency. For years people did 3 days per week, whole body training. Then, gradually in the 80’s and especially the 90’s people started to move into body part splits and training a muscle once per week. Now, the pendulum has swung back in the other direction and high frequency training is more popular. Some even hit a muscle 4 or more times a week. Who is right? And, more importantly what is the best frequency for you to build muscle?