Breaking Down the Press

Breaking Down the PressThe press is one of the best lifts you can do to improve your overall strength.At first glance, it appears to be just a shoulder exercise. But when you press correctly, like you’ll learn here, you’ll see that it’s actually a full body lift.The press teaches you to generate tension throughout your entire […]

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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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Breaking Down the Clean

Breaking Down the CleanThe kettlebell clean is an underrated and underutilized lift.Most people just see it as a way to get the kettlebell into the rack position for presses and jerks.And, although that’s exactly what the clean is, it has so much more value beyond that.The clean, like the swing, is a ballistic exercise that develops […]

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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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Breaking Down the Get Up

Breaking Down the Get UpAlong with the swing and goblet squat, the Get Up is on the short list of best exercises for strength, health and power.The get up is a special movement because it has so many benefits rolled up into one exercise. Some of those benefits include, Building a set of bulletproof abs, Improving hip, shoulder […]

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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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6 Simple Health Habits

6 Simple Health HabitsWe are the sum of our daily habits.We become the things that we do each day.When you neglect your training, eat like crap and don’t take care of your body, it shows.But if you cultivate daily habits that promote strength and health, you’re body will look, feel and perform optimally.Here are 6 […]

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