The Keys to Exercise Selection for Athletes

It’s interesting how much dogma exists in training.  Despite all the information that is available to us today, there are still many things that we do without even thinking about WHY.  For instance take jogging.  Athletes that participate in predominately anaerobic sports like football and baseball are still expected to jog as a part of their

Run Faster Jump Higher Throw Harder

What if I told you there was a particular muscle that controlled not only how fast you run, but how high you jump and how hard you can throw?  If you are an athlete that combination would probably be of interest to you.  Let’s face it, run, jump and throw pretty much covers 80% of

The Crossfit Model For Mediocrity

Ok, ok I did that thing that writer’s do.  I used a really controversial sounding title to get you to read this.  If you are a crossfitter you are probably already in the middle of mentally drafting a scathing comment about how wrong I am.  Don’t forget your stopwatch to see how long it takes

The Best Workout Supplement

Now that the holidays have come and gone, we make another attempt at starting the new year right.  This is that wonderful time of year where gym owners salivate over the renewed enthusiasm for fitness.  The first 90 days of the year will see fitness centers packed with people that are “really serious this time.” 

The Airing of Grievances Fitness Edition

Another holiday season is upon us.  I don’t know about you, but I am not really sure where 2013 went.  This year, as they are want to do, just seemed to fly by.  And just like the many years that proceeded it there were some high points and some low points.  We all set goals

Gifts for Strength Athletes

With only a few shopping days before Christmas it is crunch time for many of you last minute shoppers.   I have to admit before the advent of the internet I was a Christmas Eve buyer myself.  I would do my shopping throughout the year so I knew what I was getting.  Then on December 24th,

The Truth About Functional Training

Let’s face it functional training has become one of the biggest buzzwords in the fitness industry.  This is due in no small part, I am sure, to the increased popularity of Crossfit.  Let’s face it, during the course of your daily life you never know when you might need to grab a chinup bar and

Just Say Maybe!

In a previous article, I mentioned “Those 3 Little Words”.  Performance Enhancing DRUGS.  PED’s are such a large part of our sports culture that the first two words are synonymous with the third.  And in that article I attempted to reveal what I believed to be the hypocrisy of our current drug policy in this

Keep Moving Forward Because That´s How Winning is Done!

In so many different aspects of life we tend to get caught up in the minutia and miss the bigger picture.  Unfortunately this often happens to our training as well.  The truly tragic part is that usually when we engage in this habit we think it’s a good thing because we are so focused.  Make

Those 3 Little Words..Performance Enhancing…

The fact 101% of the people reading that title filled in the black with DRUGS is very telling.  It just goes to show that PED use is prevalent.  You would think that it would mostly be restricted to the Professional ranks, where any competitive advantage would lead to a bigger pay day.  However, this is