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Real Training. No Nonsense.

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Enough with the “Functional Training”. You can “Function” just Fine Without it.

It’s hardly about neglecting certain lifts. It’s really about neglecting to train.

Enough with the “Functional Training”. You can “Function” just Fine Without it.

The strength and conditioning world has dropped the ball.

In resistance to the revolution circa 2004 which saw every commercial gym under the sun operate on unstable surfaces, smart coaches decided to do more research. Not surprisingly, they noticed that the instability trend was something that had much less to do with “core” and “strength” than many thought. The rise of the importance of ol’school basics began to rear its head, and it made the BOSU-everything programs lose their traction in the training community.

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I Spent Half of Last Summer in a Wheelchair. This Summer, I’m Front Squatting your Max. Here’s What I did to Get Back.

One year after the biggest injury of my life, there’s a whole lot to talk about.

I Spent Half of Last Summer in a Wheelchair. This Summer, I’m Front Squatting your Max. Here’s What I did to Get Back.

Injuries can be a real hindrance to gains, especially when they’re serious in nature. Not only can they affect your physical capabilities – they can take a huge toll on your mental state also.  If you’ve been following my work for some time, you may remember that a year ago, I suffered a nearly unheard of injury myself during a game of basketball.

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LADIES: Strong Might be the New Sexy, but you can Strength Train More than Just your Butts.

I’m not calling out the individual. I’m calling out the culture.

LADIES: Strong Might be the New Sexy, but you can Strength Train More than Just your Butts.

Somewhere, someone popular broke the news to women that lifting weights wasn’t the “instant bulk” formula that they should be afraid of.

For that, I can speak on behalf of strength coaches worldwide when I express eternal gratefulness.  Introducing the idea of traditional weight training has forever been an area of difficulty, since, until recently, most of its spokespeople were male.

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You’re Not as Advanced at Fitness as you Think. Stop Giving Yourself so much Credit.

And ‘next level’ results don’t take next level training, programming, or dieting.

You’re Not as Advanced at Fitness as you Think. Stop Giving Yourself so much Credit.

The ongoing epidemic in this industry is only picking up steam, and it’s an epidemic that fluffy workout trends are doing what they can to rival.

Our industry has become overscienced for its own good. I’m not sure if it’s because of the inferiority complex we have as a collective group of professionals, since our office is a playground, our power suits come in dri-fit, and our business hours diametrically oppose those of most other professions.  For all these reasons, it can be hard for a trainer to be taken seriously as anything more than a paid motivator or hired goon – especially when the median age for the industry is probably somewhere around 26.

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