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3 Steps to strong, safe lifting

3 Steps to strong, safe lifting

While seemingly simple on the surface, there’s quite a lot that goes into lifting weights effectively and strongly.  It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the mountains of information out there (not all of it good, unfortunately).  Unfortunately, a lot of...

Life Stacking:  The Ultimate Tool for Busy AF Parents

Life Stacking:  The Ultimate Tool for Busy AF Parents

     Let me tell you something you already know but don’t want to hear.  If you have children, you’re always going to be behind.  Despite your best efforts, the chaos that comes with raising a child will constantly work against...

Build the shelf and stack the wins

Build the shelf and stack the wins

     It’s easy to get overwhelmed by our goals, dreams and aspirations.  Maybe you want to get in shape for an upcoming trip, be a better parent, improve your financial situation, or build a business.  Or, hell, you’re swinging for...

10 Commandments of training

10 Commandments of training

The 10 Commandments of Training:Over my 8 years as a coach and 17 years as a lifter, I’ve tried a lot of different methods.  I’ve experimented with dozens of training protocols, programs and movement varieties.  The following are my non-negotiables when it...

Do less, just do it well.

Do less, just do it well.

I’ve been training for 16 years.  I’ve tried many different programs, set/rep schemes, you name it I’ve tried it!  My training philosophy has changed a ton over that time.  For awhile, I followed trends and did workouts from the magazines when I first...

Process goals:  The secret sauce

Process goals: The secret sauce

     Goal-setting is critical to the success of any endeavor.  Goals motivate us in the beginning, guide us when times get tough and are ultimately celebrated when reached.  Anytime I had something I wanted to achieve, it came down...

Training with back pain

Training with back pain

     There’s no way around it, life sucks when your back is hurting.  I’ve experienced back pain and tightness off and on over the last 10 years.  I am not a doctor or a physical therapist, it’s outside of my scope of practice to...

Celebrate your body

Celebrate your body

     Ask anyone in the gym what they’re working on and a very common answer is “lose weight, tone-up, slash fat” or some other method of improving body composition.  While I don’t have a problem with this being a motivator, it simply...

5 Effective fat loss strategies

5 Effective fat loss strategies

     What if I told you fat loss was simple?  Not easy, but simple.  I know that it’s hard to believe, because advertisers would have you believe otherwise.  Everyone wants to sell you the magic supplement, diet and workout...

Be a Time traveler

Be a Time traveler

    Okay, so maybe this title is a bit misleading.  Unfortunately, I don’t possess the Time Stone.  Dr. Strange didn’t trust me with it, so here we are.  Nor can I access/navigate the Quantum Realm.  That being said, I fancy...

What we can learn from john wooden on coaching

What we can learn from john wooden on coaching

Coaching values as seen through the lens of legendary coach John Wooden: Many legendary coaches such as Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Bill Belchick, Red Auerbach, Vince Lombardi, won with the use of winning systems and formulas.  Of all the legendary coaches in sports...

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