3 Exercises Every CrossFitter Needs NOW

3 Exercises Every CrossFitter Needs NOW

3 Exercises Every CrossFitter Needs NOW Key Takeaways: Most CrossFit training programs fall short of developing sound athletic potential due to trying to accomplish too much all at once. Neglecting major aspects such as: developing the Posterior Chain can be hinder progress and increase potential for injuries. Glute Ham Raises, Good Mornings and Horizontal Back Extensions can add massive amounts…

14 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches

14 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches

Sometimes I just like sharing great work by others.  This one comes from Craig Rasmussen of Results Fitness University (not pictured above, that’s John Wooden obviously).  It is advice for the coaches out there – especially the group or semi private coaches.  Inspired by Steven Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” he compiled… 14 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches…

3 Most Important Words – part 2

3 Most Important Words – part 2

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for the next installment of my least enjoyable, but perhaps most important post – I WAS WRONG. If you remember from last year, this post is based on an Eric Cressey article I read years ago, where he proposed that the three most important words in a coach’s vocabulary are “I was…

The New Normal – Nutrient Density

The New Normal – Nutrient Density

Here’s a little observational humor for you: Don’tcha hate it…when the people that refuse to take supplements because they want to “get everything they need from only food,” are the same people that aren’t even eating CLOSE to the proper amount of food to stay healthy?  Who aaare these people? As someone who is dedicated personally and professionally to nutrition,…

5 Supplements I Recommend to Everyone

5 Supplements I Recommend to Everyone

When explaining the importance of sufficient nutrients for achieving optimal health, the analogy I use with my clients is like having all the ingredients for baking a cake.  If you make a cake, but don’t put any sugar in it, you’re still going to end up with a cake.  It won’t taste very good, but it will be there. The…

Eat Like a Masshole

Eat Like a Masshole

Here is a little article I wrote for the Stark Nation blog earlier this year.  It was aimed at anyone, especially athletes, whose training goal is muscle hypertrophy (building muscle).  But the general concepts still apply to almost everyone, so give it a quick read and you might pick up a tidbit or two to help with your own training…

3 Most Important Words

3 Most Important Words

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions.  Quite simply, I think that if you want to make a change or strive for a particular goal, then just start doing it.  There’s no need to wait for an arbitrary calendar date to start improving yourself. That being said, I’m not going to use this post as a resolution for things to…

Fishy Food

Fishy Food

A few years ago I learned some exciting news. My beloved canned tuna, which had long been vilified for its mercury content, might actually be completely safe. Of course, many seafood options contain mercury, but tuna gets the most attention because its levels are among the highest and it is so commonly consumed. The research I found explained that selenium…

3 Tips to Getting Double-Unders

3 Tips to Getting Double-Unders

For some reason, the double-under has become the new muscle-up.  I’ve seen gen pop clients and competitive athletes alike beg, borrow, and steal to achieve this seemingly impossible task.  Not to make light of their struggle, but I find it amusing, considering that jumping rope is something most of us did quite often as kids. We didn’t do it for…

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