As a coach, it’s easy to be comfortable with sets, reps, work-to-rest ratios, and 1RM percentages. These are all nice, tidy numbers that are easy to keep track of. They’re a necessary requirement for designing, executing, and monitoring programs.Read More >
One of the great things about being a coach is the ability to impact the lives of your athletes and clients. After the initial meet and greet with a new athlete, you are often bombarded with questions like:
- How does your system work?
- Is it OK for beginners?
- What are some things a beginner needs to do to get started?
When you tell people you own a gym, they probably respond with some iteration of, “Wow! What a great job. I bet you get to work out all day and take all the vacations you want.”Read More >
In this article we will explore six functional exercises that can be used for nearly EVERY athlete to increase joint mobility, stability, and core strength... and to build serious injury resistance.Read More >
Running a training session in a facility full of crazed athletes, crashing weights, and time constraints is not necessarily a walk in the park.
Luckily, I have had the past 5+ years to figure out a flow to help monitor, administer, and effectively train large groups efficiently.Read More >
This conversation (often an argument) is a classic among gym owners in the fitness industry. While there is no shortage of business topics to have passionate discussion about, the concept of requiring your customers to sign contracts vs. allowing them to have a month-to-month membership (M2M) is by far one of the most heavily debated items.Read More >
When looking at faulty overhead stability and strength in the snatch and/or overhead squat, we typically see a wide array of issues. Sometimes it may be due to mobility (the immediate reference of everyone). But it can often be from lack of barbell awareness and placement, overhead strength, timing, and/or lack of general preparation and experience.Read More >
This is installment 4 of a 4-part series on off-season training for competitive CrossFit. Today we will be diving into what you need to do to dominate the competition floor.Read More >
This is installment 3 of a 4-part series on off-season training for competitive CrossFit. Today we we be diving into what you need to do to build unstoppable repeatability.
To succeed in CrossFit, you need the ability to repeat near maximum efforts with as little rest as possible.
It’s not enough to simply have a high one rep max or a large unbroken set of muscle-ups. How many reps at 90% of your max power clean can you do in 8 minutes?Read More >