Calisthenics & Stair Sprints

Not every training session should be a heavy lifting day! For those times when your body is feeling a bit worn down from intense training, it’s still possible to get a productive workout in by doing a shorter, less intense workout that focuses on building up your weaknesses, improving mobility deficits, and working on your conditioning. ​The […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Paleo Friendly)

I would never have thought that I would enjoy writing a blog on how to make beef stew, but I guess that’s just what us millenials do for fun these days. I think many people avoid making stews and slow cooked meals simply because they require some planning in advance, but once you finally get […]

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Advanced Deadlift Training: Isometronics

I decided to mix up my training by incorporating some isometronics, which is a method that combines maximal isometric holds and isotonic contractions. Although not commonly used, it is actually a very old-school training method. I was first made aware of it through Charles Poliquin, who had picked it up from one of Anthony Ditillo’s […]

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Only New Year’s Resolutioners Stay Fat

Search trends for the term “diet” over the last 5 years Browsing through Google trends yesterday, it was interesting being able to visualize the search trends of the word “diet” over the years. Of course there’s always a big surge on January 1st coming from all the people starting on their New Year’s resolution diets. […]

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5 Takeaways from Dr. Rob Rakowski’s Nutrition Seminar

Dr. Bob Rakowski’s nutrition seminar at the 2016 SWIS symposium covered a variety of dietary and lifestyle interventions, from gut healing protocols and sleep support to nutritional cleanses used with elite athletes. Although there were a lot of specifics discussed in regards to the details of nutritional protocols, supplements, and dosages, I feel that the […]

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How to Finally Kill Your Sugar Addiction

Wouldn’t it be great if we all had an endless supply of willpower? No amount of temptation or distraction could throw us off course. Making a change in our habits would be as simple as deciding to do it. Unfortunately, this is not how human behavior works, which is evident by how hard it is […]

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Regain Your Flexibility

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I still have a long way to go when it comes to developing my own flexibility. I’ve spent a large portion of my training career chasing higher poundage on the bar with the bare minimum time put into stretching. While I did make sure […]

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