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Category: Fitness and Training

The A-B-C Strength Formula

The A-B-C formula for strength and athleticism   While there’s no set-in-stone “best” way to structure a workout, I’m going to give you my super-secret formula for getting stronger and more athletic. (Note: I borrowed this system from legendary coach, Tony Gentilcore. He’s can deadlift a brick house, so he knows what he’s talking about.)I…
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Making the Most of Home Workouts

Let’s be real here. Unless you have a badass gym setup at home, your home workouts likely won’t be as “good” or as satisfying as working out at a fully-equipped gym.But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to shitty workouts for the rest of the pandemic. Here are my top tips to make the most of…
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Balance Training Without BOSU Balls

Balance is pretty important. It helps you avoid falling down and embarrassing (or injuring) yourself. Even more importantly, having good balance improves your athletic ability. You’ve probably seen countless articles and Instagram posts about balancing on Swiss balls and BOSU balls to improve your balance and coordination. While there’s a place for stability balls in…
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Upper Body Training Tips

Upper Body Training Tips   Whether your goal is getting stronger or building more muscle definition, these tips will help you improve your upper body fitness.   Tip #1: Focus on compound movements.   This is especially important if you want more “toned” arms. Everybody thinks curls and kickbacks when training for arm definition, and…
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Getting Back to the Gym After A Long Break

Gyms are starting to open across the United States as Corona virus restrictions ease up. After a week of meeting with clients who were excited to lift heavy things again, I know a lot of people are eager to get back into their training routines. Here’s how you can get back into a strength training…
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Staying Fit During Lockdown

Quarantine Fitness I don’t know about you, but the last three weeks have been pretty tough, mentally and physically. Rather than complain about how I’m stuck at home when it should be baseball-watching, rock-climbing, patio-beer-drinking season, here’s what I’m doing daily to stay fit (and sane) during this lockdown. Sticking to a regular sleep/wake routine.…
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How To Build An Effective Strength Program

You know that guy or girl who you see in the gym nearly every day, doing pretty much the same thing every workout? Or the person jumping around on a BOSU ball, doing different tricks every time? They’re both making one fatal fitness mistake: failing to follow a progressive training program. Going into the gym and…
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Should Men And Women Train Differently?

Should Men and Women Train Differently?   Spoiler alert: there is no such thing as a “women’s” workout.   There are a lot of misconceptions about strength training, and no debate is more rife with confusion as “should men and women train differently?” I’m here to clear up the confusion and show you how to…
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Exercises to Prevent Knee Pain While Hiking

Strength Training To Reduce Knee Pain While Hiking   An online training client recently hiked two 14’ers while training to summit Kilimanjaro next summer. (For those who don’t live in the Rockies, that’s a mountain peak whose summit is 14,000 ft or higher.) She reported that her hike to the dual summits went really well,…
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Athletic Abs

Athletic Abs   If you’re hitting the gym, chances are you want to look like you lift. That’s why six-pack abs are so coveted. But if you’re reading this blog, you also want to perform at your peak. Developing your entire core is essential to performing well on the playing field and out in the…
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