In Season Strength Training for the Athlete

In Season Strength Training for the Athlete: Program Design, Nuances and Focal Points   Strength and conditioning while in season can be tricky business. If done well it will separate you from the boys, but if done badly it could end your season or even career […]

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Stretching, is it important, should you do it, and are there better alternatives?

Stretching, is it important, should you do it, and are there better alternatives? First, we should specify a little more. There are multiple forms of “strecthing” or flexibility work and each has some specific functions.  As opposed to typing a research paper concerning the pros and […]

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High Intensity Training or Low Intensity Training

Should you perform High Intensity Training or Low Intensity Training, or a combination?   There are merits to both styles of training but lets first define the two terms. Intensity is expresses as a percentage of a maximum. In weight lifting, 100% is the most weight […]

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Training for Athletic Performance

Training an athlete for performance can seem like a simple task to the layman gym rat. Go work out and you get better, right? But in reality it doesn’t really work that way. Well, it may for a little while, but after that someone that […]

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Choosing the RIGHT Personal Trainer

Choosing the right personal trainer for you can be a difficult task. In your average city there are a myriad of options. Most of them will be a waste of your money. As a personal trainer, I hate to admit this but it is true. […]

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Should Shock Training Be a Part of Your Program?

What is shock training and should it be a part of you workout program? A shock exercise is an exercise that has a fast deceleration phase from the eccentric contraction (lowering) and concentric contraction (raising).  Plyometrics are an example of reactive work, and are specifically […]

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Active Release Technique for immediate improvements in performance

Scar tissue or adhesions in a muscle are painful and inhibit flexibility as well as performance. Releasing scar tissue with A.R.T. is quick and results in immediate relief when performed correctly. In addition, utilizing A.R.T. immediately before a workout or during rest periods is exceptional […]

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Lifting for Golf

Lifting for golf can be a sensitive subject for some. There are a lot of programs and certifications out there that are specific for improving your golf game. So what is appropriate for you? First and foremost should be a program that develops basic fundamental […]

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Is my kid too young to start working out?

Is my kid too young to start working out? In short, no. The typical reason for advising against lifting for children is that the forces are too high and that it will damage their growth plates and stunt their growth. This is unfounded and there […]

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Balance Your Workouts to Balance Testosterone

Testosterone is a wonderful hormone when it is doing what it’s supposed to do. These benefits include increases in strength, muscle mass, power, speed, cognitive function, energy and libido, and decreases body fat.  However, when testosterone isn’t optimized, you get the opposite effects. You training […]

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