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May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD STRENGTH TRAIN

Initially I began strength training to get out of pain. Before learning to strength train all I ever did was run and I ran a lot. My quads did all the work and eventually my knees just couldn’t take it anymore. Learning to strengthen my glutes and posterior chain with single single leg exercises like step ups, single leg deadlifts and lunging


May 2, 2014 | 6 Comments

DO YOU EVEN WARM-UP BRO?

Your warmup is the most important part of your workout – when done right it activates the central nervous system, getting your your muscles ready for what’s to come and, ultimately, prevents injury. The best kind of warmup is sequenced and performed dynamically. Check out Smart Strength and Smart Strength 2.0 for even more awesome warm-ups


April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The BEST Kettlebell Exercise!

Everything we do we must undo! This includes the ridiculous amount of sitting we do on a daily basis. As a personal trainer, thoracic and shoulder mobility are high on my list of issues to address within my clients’ training sessions. By simply addressing these issues posture is better, pain can be eliminated, and strength increases due to improved


March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s not WHAT you do, it’s HOW you do it

I love the basics… because they work! With the use of effective cues and techniques the basics can give you more results than you ever thought possible. Mountain climbers are used in every bootcamp and DVD you have ever seen. This is because they are a great bodyweight conditioning drill that hit the core and upper body with little to no equipment.  The


March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Squat Prep

I like squats because they work my entire body. However, sometimes when I do them, they just don’t feel as good as I know they can. Here are 4 exercises that I’ve sequenced (in a specific order) to make my squats feel better. They help me engage the right muscles, ultimately making me stronger and allowing me to get into the


March 8, 2014 | 3 Comments

My Four Favorite Smart Strength Exercises To Build A Better Booty

These days there are all sorts of “squat challenges” and high repetition bodyweight programming promising to “tone and sculpt” DAT ASS, the badonkadonk, booty, junk in the trunk, tukus.. whatever you want to call it . ┬áDon’t believe everything you hear. Many of these ads and challenges aren’t based on FACTS. Not


February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can I benefit from hiring a personal trainer?

Truth is I think that anyone and EVERYONE can benefit from having some sort of exercise guidance in their life no matter how large or small.     In case you have been living under a rock these past few years  ONLINE and SMALL GROUP TRAINING have taken center stage for two major reasons.  They are affordable and personalized.    Major


June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Smarter Training for Longevity

When will this be the “IN” thing?With Crossfit, Spartan Races and Tough Mudders all the rage;what total body crushing, leave you breathless phenomenon will come next?I have nothing against any of these I just need those of you partaking in them to understand the importance of RECOVERY.I GUARANTEE that RECOVERY is the MOST UNDERUSED


April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

HOW TO TGU LIKE A BOSS

-guest post written for Chad Smith and Juggernaut Training Systems! The Turkish Get Up is by far the most intricate of all the kettlebell lifts. Many will argue that it is the most complex lift around, seeing as it requires the entire body to work together in order to complete. It also happens to be my favorite.  Whether you are a newbie


July 20, 2012 | 1 Comments

Easy Ways to Increase Shoulder Mobility

Recently did a video for an old friend who is having some issues with limited shoulder mobility.  He is an avid CrossFitter and he has finally realized that his shoulders are holding him back. For anyone who knows me you KNOW my worst fear is speaking in front of the camera.  I coach and cue and speak all day long but not in front of a camera