Sometimes you need a hardcore wake up call. A proverbial "punch in the face". Your coasting through life, your training is easy and you're not moving onward or upward, just standing still. The ultimate way to stress yourself out is to stand still. I learned this from Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach (Give credit where credit is due). Training athletes day in and day out and trying to work with sport coaches I learn that no one wants to get out of their comfort zone. Excuses run rampant and … [Read more...]
You’re kidding, right?
Since the explosion of the internet and the fancy shmancy gyms that have been popping up on every corner of every town, notice how everyone struggles with results? You shoulda seen the gym Lou Ferrigno trained in when he was in Brooklyn, preparing to compete against Arnold. Oh man, what a little dungeon that was, with barely any room to move..... Barbells and dumbbells and what else??? Come on, you know the deal.... sweat, blood, blistering effort, intensity..... This is what training is … [Read more...]
No Respect for Basic Strength Training? Lift in the Garage
I have had some interesting conversations with Jim Wendler. One in particular struck a chord with me quite heavily. In fact, it has helped mold a process I use at my gym when training new athletes. Jim and I spoke about the lack of respect for the weights nowadays, specifically by those who spend too much time on the internet and at these fancy gyms. I see how kids casually skip workouts that their parents pay for without a care in the world. I see how countless high school athletes don’t … [Read more...]
I Beg for Fancy
Above, 1 arm high pulls with a 150 lb Globe dumbbell. Strength training seems to teeter totter between ultra basic to ultra fancy and then back to ultra basic. Fancy never worked too good, yet people cry and moan when they see the basics are encouraged. They then claim they were the originators of these basics whether it's with a barbell, a sandbag a stone or a variation of certain bodyweight exercises. I have books from the 1800's with all of this information. It is powerful, powerful … [Read more...]