Training

Jun 30th, 2015

Category: Training
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Programming for Lean Mass Gains

Here is the Breakdown -Achieving quality gains in lean muscle can be a daunting task for most of us. Just hitting the weights hard 3-5 days per week may not be enough to stimulate muscle growth. -To achieve success with any goal you must have the proper plan to get you there. Your training program […]

May 12th, 2015

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Using a One Rep Max or Training Max to Program

-When designing programs for anyone looking to enhance lifts there comes a time when working with percentages can be very valuable. -Percentages give us a good general rule of thumb of around how many reps one can do at a given weight. -As a coach to achieve a desired stimulus, we need data to program […]

Apr 27th, 2015

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3 Tips to Improve Your Bench

How much weight should you be able to bench press to be considered strong?  Not average, but strong to the point that you’re proud of it.  This question cannot be answered with a one size fits all mentality.  In my opinion, strength is an expression of weight lifted relative to body weight.  Here are my […]

Apr 6th, 2015

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3 Simple Keys To Success In The Weightroom

1) It all starts with the warm up. Many people get this confused as to think they really just need to be “warm” to get going. Meaning they can walk in with a sweatshirt on and be primed and ready to go. Now don’t get me wrong, you can do that, if you want to […]

Mar 23rd, 2015

Category: Nutrition
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Carb Cycling

Low carbohydrate diets are great for fitness enthusiasts that want to lose bodyweight. However, if you want a lean, muscular body AND you are serious about your performance, you should start eating like an athlete. Elite level athletes consume anywhere from 30% to 60% of their total daily calories from carbohydrate sources, and yet most […]

Mar 16th, 2015

Category: Athletes
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Olympic Lifts – Pro’s and Con’s

Thing to consider -Olympic lifts have blast on to the scene within the past decade mainly due to Crossfit’s implementation of them. -The Olympic lifts have many benefits, but are they a must for an athlete? Olympic lifting is a sport within itself.  So it goes without saying that this requires much more than just […]

Mar 10th, 2015

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3 ways to Improve Your Squat

The squat is one of the best lower body exercises there is. What the squat does: ·      Targets and develops the thighs, butt, and core muscles. ·      Increases your overall athletic performance; jump higher, run faster. ·      Increases growth hormone and testosterone release; increase fat         burning, build more muscle. ·      Increases bone density; combats […]