Put down the Good Housekeeping and step away from the magazine stand. You don’t want to do this.
For a couple decades now, everyone has come down with a case of “core training” tunnel vision. It’s partly justified — a lot of force travels through the core when … Continue Reading Stability or Mobility? Some Spinal Considerations
There are a surprising number of well-intentioned fitness disciplines and practices that don’t actually do what you think they do. Regardless of which training style it is, there is probably … Continue Reading Myth Busting: Some Hard Truths for the Cult-like Fitness Enthusiast
Over time, certain habits become ingrained in human beings and become behavior, regardless of the reasons. This certainly holds true in the world of fitness. Everyone gets into a routine … Continue Reading When Exercise Selection Goes Bad
Language is a beautiful thing. In strength and conditioning, carefully-chosen words can succinctly and efficiently describe exercises, movements, training modalities, etc. I frequently mention terms and phrases that get thrown … Continue Reading The Functional Training Paradox
There are a lot of sayings and phrases in this world that are meant to be positive and motivational. In the fitness world, they exist solely to lift your spirits … Continue Reading 10 Fitness Sayings That Need to Go Away
Decades ago, fat was the enemy. “Excess dietary fat makes you fat,” they’d say. Taken at face value this seems like pretty sound logic. These days, obesity is blamed on … Continue Reading Take Your Nutrition Guidelines with a Grain of Salt
When you think about fitness TV, one show immediately comes to mind: The Biggest Loser. For those not in the know, it is a reality show competition that allows dangerously … Continue Reading The Good & Bad of Fitness TV
Those of you who read the articles on this site and talk to me in public might know I have a small distaste for CrossFit. You might be asking why … Continue Reading A Non-CrossFit Coach’s Thoughts on CrossFit
If there’s one thing that CrossFit, P90-X, and various recent fitness trends have done well, it’s reminding a lot of people that yielding positive results from a fitness program is … Continue Reading Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations
Aaron Runner, November 7, 2016 Ever watched a fitness infomercial and felt a renewed motivation to improve yourself? We all have. It’s the emotional goal of the sales process to … Continue Reading Debunking 8 Common Fitness Myths
As the quality of athletics increases through better coaching, an increase in programs and facilities, and widespread access to online content, there has been an increased demand for sport-specific training … Continue Reading General vs. Specific: What is Sport-Specific Training?
There have been many conflicting articles and reports in media about what constitutes core strength & stability and whether or not it correlates to sports and fitness performance. On more … Continue Reading Is Core Strength & Stability Really Related to Performance?
There are a lot of myths surrounding the “common-sense fact” that young athletes shouldn’t resistance train. Today, we’ll debunk some of those ridiculous myths courtesy of the American College of … Continue Reading 5 Training Myths About Youth Strength Training
With the first wave of Bootcamp testing finished at FSP and the EADP testing right around the corner, I wanted to take a minute to address some concerns and questions … Continue Reading Process vs Outcome: Which is More Important?
In Part 1 of the discussion on the qualifications of Strength & Conditioning Coaches and Personal Trainers we discussed formal education. In Part 2, we’re going to get into professional education. … Continue Reading Choosing the Right Coach or Personal Trainer: Does Certification Matter?