Ok. So we talked last week about why in my honest opinion, EVERYONE should be doing leg training. So you’ve decided… you’re in! You want big, powerful, balanced legs. You want to be faster, more functional, and sexy. Whatever your end goal is, you want to optimize your leg training efforts! This is how to do it: #1 You need to be training your legs … Continue reading How to Maximize Your Leg Training
#skiplegday #teamnolegs I know quite a few people (normally guys) who workout regularly, but who don’t do legs. I’m talking ZERO leg training. Although they may occasionally run for cardio. Like… when did this become a thing? Today I want to touch on some reasons why just about everyone and their grandmother should be doing leg training. Whenever I get a new client, I always … Continue reading The AWESOMENESS of Leg Training
I have been in the iron game now for over 15 years. In that time period I have gone through my fair share of training partners. During one of my contest prep seasons, I had multiple training partners for different days of the week. For example I had a guy with crazy strong legs train with me on my leg day, just so that I … Continue reading The PROs and CONs of Training Partners
There are many different reasons why people workout. Usually it’s a combination of wanting to get healthier and look physically more attractive. I always ask clients for their goals when they start with me. What is your goal? What are you trying to achieve? That way I know how to create a workout plan that’s tailored to their specific goals. Now if you have health … Continue reading How to Use Drop Sets to Get Results Faster!
There are numerous intensity techniques out there that you can implement into your workout, to amp up the intensity of your workout. “More intense workout!?” I know some of you may be wondering why the hell would we want a MORE intense workout? Well simply stated, a more intense/difficult workout, usually leads to more dramatic results when it comes to shaping your body and getting … Continue reading How To Maximize Your Results with Negative Reps!
No matter how safely you workout, how well you warmup and how perfect your form is, there will be a time when you tweak/strain/pull a muscle. It’s just a part of the game. A price you must pay and a obstacle you must work through on your journey towards building your dream body. The key is to return the injured muscle to it’s prior function, … Continue reading Injury Prevention! (Pt. 3)
Once you have warmed up well, the next thing I do to help prevent injury, is what I like to call priming the muscle. This is a process of warming up the particular muscle groups that you plan to target during your workout. If I plan to train upper body, especially chest, back, or shoulders, I will perform a series of rotator cuff exercises to … Continue reading Injury Prevention! (Pt. 2)
When it comes to achieving your health and fitness goals, keeping injury free, or at least learning how to work with and around injuries, is vital to your success. If you are injured, you can not workout at 100%, and you will limit the results you can achieve from your hard work. Some injuries can severely impact the quality of your life outside the gym. … Continue reading Injury Prevention! (Pt. 1)
Normally, whenever I go see a new movie where the main character is playing a super hero or some other character that needs to be built (think Captain America, Thor, Creed, etc.) I always appreciate the hard work that those actors put in, in order to transform their body dramatically in a short period of time. After the movie, if you go online, there is … Continue reading Recovery – The Secret to Your Transformation!
Drinking alcoholic beverages plays an interesting role in our society. Typically after a long week at work, most people look forward to the weekend when they can go out with friends to go throw a couple drinks back and “unwind” from their week. Drinking is also sometimes a way of bonding with each other, whether you are accepting a drink that a co-worker/boss/friend buys you, … Continue reading Why Do You Drink?