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7 Reasons Why Not Getting The Results You Want

I’ve been there before. I’ve experienced the long lasting plateaus where you never see any results. I’ve struggled to lose an ounce of fat or have my physique look like I could actually even do just a single push-up. I’ve dealt with the constant nagging injuries, the elbow, shoulder, knee and lower back pain. I’ve made myself worse and worse (slower, less mobile, decreased vertical) by following the typical online and magazine fitness advice. I remember walking around at age 35 feeling like I was 75. That’s why I want to help you avoid the same mistakes.

                                                  Here are 7 BIG reasons you can’t get the results you want:

Reason #1: You’re training too heavy

You want to get strong. But constantly going heavy isn’t the best way to reach that goal. All that does is beat you up, fry your CNS and decrease your athletic ability.

Reason #2: You’re using poor technique

To get the most out of every rep you need to know the proper mechanics and correct anatomical positions of each exercise. Few people do.

Reason #3: You’re using exercises that make you worse Read More

Getting Jacked For Dummys

Getting jacked for the most part isn’t that tough to do.  People tend to make things out to be much harder than they really are.  Getting jacked doesn’t even need to be hard work; it just takes time and some dedication.

People need to start looking at strength/size training from a long term perspective.  Everyone gets in the gym and wants to go full throttle right away.  They wake up the next morning and can’t move.  Then don’t go to the gym because it hurts to freakin’ much.  You can’t think of this battle as a sprint.  It’s more of a marathon.

Breaking it down – If you do one pushup every day, and at the end of every week you add 1 rep, at the end of the year that’s 52pushups in a row that you can do.  At the end of 2 years, that’s 104 pushups, at the end of 4 it’s 208 pushups.  Seems slow, but if you stay consistent, you make very big jump when compared to those jackasses at your gym that maxed out every time they lifted, and are still lifting the same amount of weight they did when you first got there.

If you look at things short term, you’re the guy that does 3 pushups every day and stops lifting.  If you look at it long term, you’re that crazy jacked dude that can bang out 200pushups in a row!  Your dedication and programming dictates your reputation and progress at the gym!!

Typically, in my experience, the hardest problem most of my “average Joe” clients have is NOT the exercise program.  The workout dedication aspect is easy for them.  They pay to come in and have me to design proper programming and yell at them or encourage them when they need it.  Lifting for most people is the easy part. Read More

5 Myths About Training Youth Athlete

This article will discuss the five myths associated with youth strength training. It will discuss objective data based information relating to strength training being safe for kids and adolescents. Information on strength not stunting the growth of kids will be presented. The article will indicate that is no evidence to suggest that strength training has a high risk of injury to growth plates. An argument will be made that participating in sports has high compressive loads on the bones and joints than strength training. And finally, the article will discuss that even very young athletes can safely perform strength training.

As a strength and conditioning and wrestling coach , a lot of parents ask me about  training for their son’s and daughter’s. The majority of parents either believe that kids should not strength train or they have been told that strength training for kids is inappropriate, contraindicated, or dangerous. As such, we still have misconceptions about the facts on strength training for youth athletes, not only by parents, but trainers as well.  Read More

How to INCREASE THROWING SPEED..

Quick video We made for a youth development organization to show awareness towards what should go into programming for increasing velocity for any overhead athlete.

Picking How Many Days To Train?

How often can you train a body part, muscle group or movement pattern?

Well that depends on quite a few different factors. How long have you been training? What are you training for? How strong are you? How is your recovery ability? Are you healthy or injured? What other physical activities do you engage in? What have you been doing in your workouts lately?

Let’s address each of those and show why they are so important in determining this.

How long have you been training?
If you are a beginner you will always do full body workouts three days per week, no questions asked. If you are an intermediate you may switch to upper/lower splits and train four days per week or still three days, just spreading your two upper and two lower workouts over 9 days instead of 7. If you are advanced you may stick with this plan or perhaps do two upper and one lower workout per week. Or maybe you may do a pushing workout, a lower body workout and a pushing workout, or some variation of that. Read More

TSA 10 Training Tip EXPOSED

Nothin’ but the Truth!

During your time in the gym, you’ve probably noticed that the same training questions are discussed amongst athletes and fitness buffs day in and day out. You know the questions I’m talking about: “What exercises will shape and tone my muscles because I don’t want to get too bulky?” And let’s not forget this classic: “How do I get a better peak on my biceps?”

The list goes on and on. Unfortunately, these questions are usually answered by one of the gym’s under-certified personal trainers, or worse yet, the local gym legend. The gym legend is the guy whose arms are twice the size of his thighs, he’s been on the same routine for the past ten years, and his physique hasn’t changed since the first day he lifted a weight. Oh yeah, he still lives at home with his mommy. (Hopefully, you sense my sarcasm.)

The popular answers given to these questions by the self-proclaimed experts have created gym myths that are older than your grandmother’s wedding dress. These myths have been around for so long they’ve actually been accepted as truth. Below I’ve exposed ten of the most popular training myths and I’ve revealed the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

After reading my list, do yourself and your gym a favor: print out a copy of this article and discreetly leave it lying around your gym. Maybe, just maybe, one of the members or trainers will pick it up, read it and learn something. Hopefully, it’ll help them to open up their minds and they’ll finally learn the truth. This will make your gym a much happier (and more productive) place to train.

Let’s get to it! Read More

Strongman Training For Athletes

You’ve been there. You’re on the couch late at night with your remote control in hand, desperately trying to find something interesting on TV. Your thumb actually starts getting a pump from changing the channel so much. Then you come across some freak of nature flipping over an 800 pound tractor tire!


Whether you’re a world-renowned strength coach or a 98 pound accountant, you can’t help but become engrossed in this unorthodox, yet oddly interesting, display. Well, strongman training is no longer a spectator sport, and you don’t have to be a World’s Strongest Man contestant to participate and reap the benefits.

One of the reasons people love watching strongman competitions on TV is that the events aren’t “normal.” After , flipping over a car, bending a steel bar over your head, dragging a 600 pound anchor, and carrying oddly-shaped stones aren’t everyday occurrences. Yet the “abnormality” of these events is the exact reason why this type of training is tailor-made for mainstream athletes and hardcore fitness buffs, not just strongmen. Read More

Triumph Strength & Athletics- Monsters

What’s more important when it comes to sports performance and success – to have an athlete with tons of raw talent, or an athlete with average skills but an insatiable yearning to be the best?

At every level of sports we see both if we look close enough – most teams have at least one athletically gifted player, and inevitably have at least one player with average skills but tons of “heart.” So, which player would you rather have on your team?

Before answering that question, I would like to bring up the even broader sports psychology question pertaining to the degree of athletic success that comes from sheer natural talent versus hard work and mental toughness? Ironically, this same question can be posed with academics as well – to what extent do “A” students get the grades due to genetics versus putting in the work?

The reality is that most successful people – be it athletes or students – achieve their success more from hard work than they do their natural talent. Read More

Gorilla Project Trailer

One of my 1st original adult programs I organized & ran was what I called “Primal Strength Crew”

People from all walks of life, would ideally get it in together. Being built from the ground up, led to some amazing results for these folks. I had a lot of fun training these men & woman.

David Deleon – Texas Strength Coach

Here’s an awesome interview I did with my friend and fellow ass kicker, David Deleon.

You can find out more about him here ======>http://otlfitness.com/ and how him and his team get down in Texas.

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