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Periodization Doesn’t Work Anymore!

Simply defined, periodization is the systematic planning of athletic or physical training. It can be broken up into periods of micro-cycles (weeks), meso-cycles (weeks to months), and macro-cycles (months to a year plus). I'm not here to tell you this is a bad way of...

The Fitness Lie Everyone Needs to Stop Believing

There are many lies that have been plaguing the fitness industry for years upon years. Some come and go over night, others hang around and die off slower, however, a few others seem to never go away. With that being said, I want to address what I believe to be the...

Remote Workout Routine

Remote workout routine Hey guys! I hope everyone is doing alright during this crazy time. I know a lot of you are not able to rely on your usual workout routine especially if your local gym has been closed recently. Here is a Remote Workout Routine that you can do at...

Getting Back to the Fundamentals

First of all, I hope all of you and your loved ones are safe and sound during these strange and worrisome times. There is a lot coming at everyone right now from many angles about COVID-19. I just had some simple thoughts I wanted to share with you all through my lens...

Hamstrings: The Missing Link in Knee Health and Injury Reduction!

Throughout my career as a trainer, I’ve seen my fair share of people (both male and female) with knee injuries.  There are many different approaches to attack and address these issues.  Sometimes surgery is needed, physical therapy is the most common type of approach...

Attributes of a good Personal Trainer

The training field has gotten a bad rap (to be fair we’ve done it to ourselves), and most individuals don’t take trainers seriously. Most people  just think trainers are just glorified counters, mostly there to make sure the client is doing the minimum amount of...

Consistency

There are many variables to consider when training and/or writing a program for a client.  Variables such as volume, intensity, frequency, and duration are all important factors that a trainer has to account for.  All the previously mentioned variables need to be...

The All or Nothing Myth

We all recognize the different forms of the “All or Nothing” Myth. We use convenient binary categorization on several areas of our lives, such as beast mode workout or no workout at all and diet or cheat meal. The truth is this “All or Nothing” mindset needs to be...

Recovery is not Adaptation

I’ve often heard the terms recovery and adaptation used synonymously, and from a human performance (even weight loss and aesthetics) stand point this couldn’t be further from the truth.  A simple analogy I’ve been using lately is, recovery is the road between the...

Exercising Versus Practicing

Exercising is one of the most under utilized tools when it comes to human health.  It has been shown to improve brain function, depression, neurological disorders, arthritis, osteoporosis, and many more health issues.  However, it seems that in the western culture we...

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