Creatine and Peanut Butter

Creatine and Peanut ButterThe summer after I graduated high school, I started training at this little dungeon gym in Middletown, Ohio.With paint peeling off the walls, cracked mirrors and a cleaning crew nowhere in sight, this place had it’s own special charm.Filled with hardcore bodybuilders, powerlifters and guys that loved to train hard and heavy, […]

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3 Power Moves for Faster Fat Loss

3 Power Moves for Faster Fat LossI love training explosively.Swinging a kettlebell around just makes you feel strong, powerful and athletic.Plus, kettlebell power exercises recruit every muscle in your body and burn a ton of calories in minimal time.That’s why training with a kettlebell is the best way to burn fat and build strength and muscle.Here […]

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Breaking Down the Snatch

Breaking Down the SnatchThe kettlebell snatch is referred to as the “Tsar of the kettlebell lifts.”It’s earned that name because of it’s amazing ability to build full body strength, flexibility, power and conditioning, all in one movement.Like the swing, the snatch teaches you how to generate power with your lower body and transfer it through […]

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2 Weird Ways to Get Stronger Abs

2 Weird Ways to Get Stronger AbsEveryone is searching for the magic bullet for stronger, more defined abs.And there’s a million articles out there selling you how to get a six pack or how to get ripped abs.The problem is that once they tell you how important it is to train your core, they leave […]

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Stop Working Out and Start Practicing

Stop Working Out and Start PracticingI hate the term “working out”. It literally means you’re just trying to “work yourself out”, to make yourself tired.Doing something with the sole goal of getting tired never made sense to me.I much prefer training to working out. When you’re training, there’s an implication that you’re working towards something – the […]

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Release The Parking Brake

Release the Parking BrakeEvery car I’ve ever owned has had a manual transmission.I just like how it keeps me engaged and mindful while I drive.Plus, I get a lot of joy from working the clutch and shifting gears, being in total control of the driving experience.Anyway, the other day I got in my Jeep to […]

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My 12 Week Carnivore Experiment

My 12 Week Carnivore ExperimentBack in February, I made a pretty drastic change to my diet.At the time, Dr. Shawn Baker was starting to popularize what is now called the Carnivore Diet.The Carnivore Diet is a zero carb diet where you remove all fruits and vegetables and eat nothing but animal products – basically just meat, […]

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The Best Cardio for Burning Fat

The Best Cardio for Burning FatCardiovascular training is an important aspect of strength, health and performance.Having a strong and healthy cardiovascular system will keep your body fat down, improve your energy and mood, and keep your body performing at an optimal level.It’s important though, that you’re training the cardiovascular system correctly if you want to […]

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Play Like a Minimalist Athlete

Play Like a Minimalist AthleteThe other day I took a few of the hockey players that I train out to the park to play a couple games of Ultimate Frisbee.Out in the 108 degree Arizona sun, barefoot and shirtless, we spent over an hour sprinting, cutting, jumping, diving and throwing.With just an open field and […]

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Do Less, But Better

Do Less, But BetterWay back in 2002, when I first started seriously training, it was pretty common for me to spend 6 days a week at the gym, training for 2 hours a day.Each individual muscle had it’s own day, and I would do 8-10 exercises for 3-4 sets each – doing literally hundreds of […]

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