Building athletic power is one of the most desired, if not the most desired, quality in athletic performance today. The question is...how do we optimally train it?Read More >
Training for the CrossFit Open is always a bit of a guessing game, and Dave Castro certainly loves to throw out some cryptic clues on his Instagram to stoke the piranhas of social media into a feeding frenzy of speculation.
While I think this speculative game is usually not worth playing, there’s a lot to learn every year from the Open. Extracting key principles is important to guide training going forward for athletes who wish to compete in CrossFit as a sport.Read More >
So who wants more muscle?
Everyone? Yup, thought so.
Sure, there are exceptions. But for the most part, muscle is the catalyst for three things that are highly valued by most people: Better appearance, better athletic functioning and better health.
Given these compelling benefits, it seems wise to know how to train in a way that will most efficiently build additional muscle mass. When you watch how most people train however, it quickly becomes clear that hypertrophy training is largely misunderstood.Read More >
When I began training athletes from my parents' garage, their backyard, and the local playgrounds, describing the “methods” I implemented as “raw” would be an understatement. It was free weights, stones, bodyweight, hill sprints, jumps, tree logs…Read More >
Fact: “The strong are generally more useful and harder to kill.” – Mark Rippetoe
You see, strength is sexy. Raw, eye-popping strength is something everybody wants, but very few can achieve. Those who are able to achieve it unlock a whole new world both inside and outside of the gym.Read More >
Without question - speed, agility, and change of direction capabilities are three characteristics all ground-based athletes need in order to compete at higher levels.
The examples are endless: athletes who are faster and more agile are higher performers than those with lesser capabilities. The athletes who are proficient more quickly score the points, make spectacular plays, tackle the breakaway ball carrier, and are often the team leaders.Read More >
Over the course of my 20+ years of “under the bar” coaching and training career, I have made plenty of mistakes creating training programs. The amount of information available to S&C coaches today is easier to access than ever before; however, that doesn’t mean that it’s all good information.Read More >
We connected with leading strength coaches from the collegiate, high school, and private sectors to learn some of the common program design mistakes they've made or are seeing on a regular basis. Take some time to learn (and avoid!) these common programming pitfalls.Read More >
I have the unique perspective of coaching at a collegiate level (15 years) and high school level (3 years). With this experience, I have worked with many young men who played or want to play at the collegiate level. One of the things that excited me about making the transition to the high school level was the ability to positively affect young men before they got to college.Read More >