The Truth about “having abs”

The Truth about “having abs”

Fitness advertising and diet culture have lied to us for decades.  We’ve been sold that the image of health is a narrow waist and “chiseled 6-pack abs.”  This is problematic as it perpetuates two strongly-held fitness myths: Six pack abs equal a strong,...
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...

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