​I have a story to tell you.​I do not have the case of RBF (Resting Bitch Face). Unfortunately, for me, it is the exact opposite. I have NFF (Never-ending Friendly Face). This would explain why I like training in empty gyms. Gyms where people do not approach me, where people do ask me questions, and…

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​When it comes to lifting, sports, and physical activities in general, even something as simple and natural as gait (walking) you have got to pay attention to the details in which your body moves. Lack of body awareness can lead to a lack of realization you have a movement pattern dysfunction. Lack of realization becomes…

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Cossack Squats Cossack Squats are, how I like to describe them, an ATG lateral lunge. When performed correctly this exercise can help build the muscles that when weak or untrained can cause knee valgus, increase dorsiflexion and ankle mobilization, build glute strength, and develop postural stabilization of the trunk (which assists in preventing excessive forward…

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If the goal of the athlete is to improve maximal strength, can speed and explosive strength from plyometric/jump training transfer into supporting that main goal? This is the question. The intention of plyometric training is to generate force at a greater rate. Therefore, the idea here is that this adapted power can increase strength and…

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So, you’ve never tried to arch while you bench but you kind of want to see what its all about. But you have some reservations. How do you do it? Why would you? Wouldn’t it hurt your shoulders and/or back? Isn’t it kind of like… cheating?These are all common questions and concerns I hear from…

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How is your water intake and sleep effecting your weight? If you’re consistently slacking in either of these departments it is without question playing a role in the number you see on the scale, and here is why…. WATER💧💧💧 One of the main culprits for bloating and water retention (which will increase the number on…

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A hard concept for newbies to tracking macros to grasp is that eating out or on the go is completely and totally okay, doable, sometimes necessary, and sometimes best option. This post is quick and to the point – I want to simply share with you my favorite go-to places and food choices when I…

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​Deadlifts have always been my favorite out of the powerlifts. There is something exhilarating about lifting a crap ton of weight off the floor, whether doing it yourself or watching another. The hype, the determination, the raw strength… it is all so impressive and exciting. It also takes a lot of focus, practice, and technique…

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Over the last several years since I started focusing on my health by being more dedicated to what I put in my body and my workout routine, there have been so many different things I have learned in both areas. Here are 10 of the probably hundreds of things that have stuck out to me.…

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