Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a good week so far.  I just wanted to first take a minute to thank you for reading my blog.  I absolutely love what I do, both with my in-person clients and alsoContinue reading

Do you ever have days where you *really* do not feel like going in the gym and doing what you’re supposed to do? Yeah, me too. Tonight was one of those nights and ironically enough, it ended up being myContinue reading

So… what DO Belly Breathing, Peeing Dogs, and Spiderman All Have in Common…? They are all integral parts of a full warm-up regimen, of course!   Most people avoid warming-up for the following reasons: 1. They find it boring 2. TheyContinue reading

Hey y’all! OK, so I’m not Ben Bruno or anything, but I thought I would take a minute to put together a list of a few of my favorite articles that are floating out there in space.  Now I’ll beContinue reading

  “You sure do come up with some, um… interesting stretches.”   I look up and see a guy that I am friendly acquaintances with, hovering over me, looking at me like I’m a lunatic. And it’s no wonder. IContinue reading

Hey Everyone! So I have a real treat for you guys today!  A few years ago I wrote an article for EliteFTS.com titled, 4 Basis Exercises Most People Perform Incorrectly.  It was my first article for them and it endedContinue reading

So, some of you may have seen my post from last week where I tested my maxes on squat and bench… as you can see they went pretty well.  The week before I maxed out, I de-loaded, and then inContinue reading

One thing I try to constantly do in my life is assess and re-assess everything I am doing.  I believe it’s a huge part of being a self-aware adult with high goals and expectations.  I don’t want complacency, I don’t want toContinue reading

A few years ago when I was getting ready for my last Powerlifting meet in 2009, my then-Coach and now-business partner Jim Laird was doing my programming.  We were doing a slightly bastardized version of 5/3/1 (we switched out OHContinue reading

Many people have asked me lately what grip do I use for my front squats?  A Clean Grip or a Cross-Over Grip?  My answer?  Neither.     You see, years of gymnastic and cheerleading did a number on my wristsContinue reading