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Strongman Training at Home

To be a strongman requires exceptional functional strength that is not achieved through basic resistance training.

Posted on April 22, 2024

In this blog I will give an overview of what to expect in a basic Strongman event, the key adaptations to achieve by progressive overload in training, nutrition recommendations, injury avoidance and some home strength training ideas to add to your training.

Elevating Performance: Uncommon Recovery Modalities for Athletes and Professionals

Unlocking New Frontiers in Wellness and Performance Optimization

Posted on February 19, 2024

Explore innovative recovery modalities beyond the conventional to boost performance and well-being for athletes and professionals. Dive into Float Therapy, Red Light Therapy, Halo Therapy, PEMF Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and IV Hydration Therapy to unlock peak physical and mental potential.

Unlock Optimal Strength & Wellness: Master Home Gym Training for Muscle and Tendon Health

Revolutionize Your Fitness Journey with Expert Tips for Balanced Muscle and Connective Tissue Development

Posted on February 13, 2024

Discover the secrets to enhancing your home gym experience with expert advice on achieving balanced muscle growth and tendon strength. Learn from a master trainer and physical therapist with over 35 years of experience how to optimize your strength, wellness, and fitness goals without compromising on quality. This guide offers insights into targeted strength training, tendon health, and innovative techniques for a holistic approach to fitness.

DATA OVERLOAD: A Deep Dive into Health and Fitness Metrics with Smart Wearables

Unlocking the Power of Smart Wearable Metrics for Enhanced Health and Fitness Insights

Posted on February 07, 2024

Explore the revolutionary impact of smart wearables in health and fitness. Dive into key metrics like Heart Rate Variability, Resting Heart Rate, and more to understand how these devices empower you to optimize your well-being. Learn to navigate the data for better fitness performance and overall health.

The Best Weighted Stretching For Your Training

Maximizing Muscle Growth with Weighted Stretching Techniques

Posted on January 19, 2024

Discover the power of weighted stretching in our comprehensive guide. Uncover the science behind this effective method for enhancing muscle hypertrophy, and learn how to integrate it into your workout regimen for optimal results. From detailed exercise instructions to the physiological rationale, this article provides essential insights for anyone looking to amplify their training program and achieve greater gains.

SMART Training for Fitness Competitions with a Full Time Job

Optimizing Your Fitness Journey: SMART Strategies for Balancing High-Intensity Training with a Demanding Career

Posted on January 12, 2024

Discover how to excel in functional fitness competitions while managing a full-time job. Learn strategies for setting SMART goals, creating effective schedules, maximizing workout efficiency, prioritizing recovery, and leveraging professional support for a balanced approach to work and wellness.

Iron and Asphalt: Strength Training and the RV Gym

The intersection where home gym and RV living meet, or collide.

Posted on November 30, 2023

Our quest for a mobile gym was about more than just convenience; it was about ensuring that health and fitness remained integral to our RV lifestyle.

Get Big Delts with the Super Bench

Help bring up your overhead press one step at a time.

Posted on November 15, 2023

A program used by Olympic weightlifters, involves progressing from flat-bench presses to overhead presses over several weeks, using the same weight.

Contrast Therapy

How and why you can get setup for hot and cold therapy at home.

Posted on October 20, 2023

Although it’s been mainly used for athletes over the years, Contrast Therapy been booming in popularity for anyone looking to improve their recovery.

Downward Dog to Deadlifts

Unveiling the Hidden Benefits of Yoga for Strength Training

Posted on July 26, 2023

This blog article will explore the top 5 benefits of incorporating yoga into your strength training routine. From improving your flexibility and mobility to preventing injuries and getting greater gains out of your strength training.

Knees past 90 degrees? The Final Verdict.

One of the biggest fitness movements in recent memory has been the resurgence of knees over toes training. Notice I said resurgence and not brand new amazing fix; more on that later.

Posted on July 14, 2023

This training style became completely taboo over the years and is broadly misunderstood. One of the popular terms to describe the style is bulletproofing your knees. The premise is based on not being afraid to let your knees travel over your toes or squatting lower than 90 degrees.

How to Make Your Own Workout Program

Understand the key components of a program and apply it to your goals.

Posted on May 31, 2023

These principles can be applied no matter where your programming and fitness journey takes you. This stuff works forever.

Ego Lifting

When is ego good, and when does it hold you back?

Posted on May 16, 2023

...“Is this my ego talking?” if you decide to do what it says, you can do so with your eyes wide open, conscious of both the potential dangers, and the rewards.

Chrome Care

Preventative Maintenance and Restoration

Posted on March 14, 2023

When it comes to caring for your chrome finished gear there are two types. Preventative maintenance (PM) and restoration. A little attention and cleaning is better than trying to deal with heavily corroded/rusted metal.

The How and Why to Maximize Push Ups

Improving your push up max is easy, and benefits other movements too.

Posted on January 05, 2023

Whether you are looking to pass a physical fitness test for the military or other service, a structured and intentional plan of attack will help you reach your goal. Learn how to target and program to maximize your push up totals.

When to Utilize Bilateral vs Unilateral Training

Pro Tips You Can Immediately Use In Your Training

Posted on August 18, 2022

When most people are given their first resistance programme many of the exercises will use both arms or both legs, known as bilateral training. This isn't necessarily a bad idea to build a base level of strength and co-ordination. However, once those foundations have been achieved, introducing single leg or arm exercise, known as unilateral training can offer up several interesting benefits.

Ensure Your Gains with Hypertrophy Training

All aboard the muscle-gain train. Hypertrophy training has just entered the station!

Posted on August 16, 2022

Are you struggling to get the t-shirt arm-busting muscles you dream of? Has the well run dry on your muscle-building gains?

Nordic Curls

Humbling and effective, Nordic Curls are amazing for your hamstrings.

Posted on July 14, 2022

Even before it was a hashtag, the Nordic Ham Curl was being used to strengthen and rehabilitate both athletes and non-athletes.

Ice Baths: When are they of benefit?

Are they as cool as all of the hype?

Posted on July 11, 2022

You don’t need to look far to see one of your favorite sports stars dunking themselves in a bath full of ice in the name of recovery. As we know, recovery is essential for progress. Therefore it would be reasonable to assume that having an ice bath to improve recovery would be advantageous but it all depends on what you are recovering from.

Best Weight Training Volume Strategies

More is More – Drop sets, Cheat Reps, and other Volume Strategies for Better Gains Weight Training

Posted on July 05, 2022

How can we increase volume without keeping us in the gym for hours weight training? These 8 volume strategies are the best for keep your gains on track in the home gym and commercial gym.

Why you need to start mace training, today!

Mace training is an easy and hugely beneficial add to your home gym routine, here's why.

Posted on June 28, 2022

Training with a mace isn't something from the middle ages, it's a modern and well-developed method to enhance or even replace your workout program.

7 Reasons to Never Skip Leg Day Again

You could be making a huge mistake by skipping leg day.

Posted on June 10, 2022

You could be making a huge mistake by skipping leg day. We’ll show you 7 crazy reasons why you should never skip leg day again.

Overcoming Strength Training Plateaus

Stuck on the same weight with your lifts? You might have hit a strength training plateau. But not to worry, we’re here to help you break through it.

Posted on May 17, 2022

Seeing your progress stall doesn’t have to be permanent. Make your strength training plateau a distant memory with these 5 tips.

Suicide Grip Bench Press: Friend or Foe?

Bench and dumbbell pressing efficiencies are clear, but at what cost?

Posted on May 13, 2022

Is this controversial grip best for your bench? Let’s run down the pros and cons so you can decide for yourself.

Why You Need to Start Strength Training Now

Make a Life Change and Give Strength Training a Try

Posted on January 26, 2022

Looking to lose a few pounds? You want a makeover from the inside out—one where you achieve the body you want and create a happier, more confident version of yourself. Strength training can help you do that and a whole lot more!

Gluteal Development for Functional Performance

Advanced glute dev with workout program.

Posted on January 07, 2022

Learn from two of the top names in bodybuilding competition and training how to develop your glutes like a pro. Andre Adams and Dr. Sunny Andrews provide an in-depth look and a one-day workout to kick start your training.

How to Recover After a Workout

Learn how you can reduce muscle soreness and bounce back faster from your training sessions.

Posted on December 29, 2021

How to recover after a workout: reduce muscle soreness, recover faster, and stay on track with your fitness goals using ice baths and more.

You Need a Strong Upper Back

Why building a bigger back will help build your entire body.

Posted on December 15, 2021

With your upper back training, you can expect better squats, benches, and deadlifts from here on out.

Nutrition Series: Meal Planning & Prep, Part 1

Learn the importance and how-to's of meal planning.

Posted on November 05, 2021

Time to put all of our basic nutrition to work where the “rubber meets the road” and talk about meal planning.

How to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Scale Not Budging? Here Are 10 Foolproof Ways on How to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Posted on October 27, 2021

Struggling with how to break through a weight loss plateau? Here are 10 ways to get you back to losing weight again!

SAID Principle

How to Leverage Progressive Overloading for Muscular Development

Posted on October 20, 2021

How to Leverage Progressive Overloading for Muscular Development

Top Workouts When You’re Short on Time

HIIT, Tabata, and EMOM are three quick workouts that can help you burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time.

Posted on September 15, 2021

Pressed for time? Does fitting a workout in seem impossible? Here are 3 quick workouts you can squeeze into your busy schedule to maximize calorie burn!

Intermittent Fasting

Is a diet that offers superior weight loss, better muscle retention... too good to be true?

Posted on September 08, 2021

Proponents of Intermittent Fasting will claim superior weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, decreased cancer risk, neuroprotective effects, improved glucose metabolism and lengthened life span as benefits of fasting.

Warming Up For Lifting Using Calisthenics Exercises

Calisthenics exercises are great preparation for heavy lifts later in training.

Posted on August 26, 2021

The most commonly practiced form of calisthenics, often used to supplement other forms of training such as Crossfit and weightlifting.

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