Being a high school coach and teacher, I am surrounded by kids every day who appear apathetic, uninterested in school, in a fog or constantly distracted. It is very easy to point the finger at “this generation” and how much they suck. But regardless of how you feel about their potential or future, they tend […]

You suck and you are weak! So what?  Not everyone will be Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ed Coan.  But what you CAN do is be the best version of yourself possible.  There will always be someone bigger, someone stronger or someone better.  But none of this matters if you are focused on development of self.  Yes you […]

Seeing as every other day a new fitness trend is released promising amazing results, it seems like a good idea to figure out why all of these programs are the “best” and how they actually get these results. Before getting into any science stuff, we all know that a lot of published results are total […]

My number one priority this New Year was to get back to basics in my training. The most basic and efficient program around is 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler. The program is straight and to the point. Lift weights at a lighter percentage than your 1-Rm and make small, incremental gains over the long run. I […]

My current training: I am running Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 routine for the entirety of 2017. I have not made the strength gains I should have over the past couple years so my number one focus for this year is strength. My routine for the past month consisted of the following: Monday – OH Press (5/3/1 […]

Ok now that I have your attention, let me explain.  Fat loss is not easy, it is not fun, and it is definitely not something I am excited to be pursuing.  BUT, I need it.  After my surgery I became very sedentary and started falling off of my eating habits.  At my most active and […]

Weekends are a great way to look at the week and see where you have made progress or may need some work.  My last post was on consistency and although I haven’t made as much time as I would have liked dedicated to this blog I have been fairly consistent in other parts.  At the […]

I just got back from an awesome lift at Barbell Brigade and had time on the drive up and back to think about some things.  On the way their in the cluster fuck that is LA traffic, oh and it was raining so everyone naturally forgot how to operate a vehicle, I got to thinking about […]

As we move closer to the start of the high school baseball season, our priorities in the weight room must change as well. Before we discuss what should be done during this time period, we need to define what the “pre-season” actually is. OFF-SEASON When talking about time periods for strength and conditioning, there is a […]

If we had 100% complete control over our lives, it should be assumed that we would never make mistakes and all have the perfect lives we imagine. Unfortunately we do not have this kind of control and depending on who you are, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. New Years resolutions […]