Myth Busting: Some Hard Truths for the Cult-like Fitness Enthusiast

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 a multitude of people ready throw hands to defend their discipline’s reputation. Warning: If you enjoy living in an echo chamber of your own fitness-related … More Myth Busting: Some Hard Truths for the Cult-like Fitness Enthusiast

When Exercise Selection Goes Bad

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 and despite having the resources to change their program for the positive, they just keep on treading through the sludge hoping for the best.

The Functional Training Paradox

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 around these days with little-to-no regard for the intent of the original meaning. “Functional training” is just the latest in a series of well-meaning catch-all … More The Functional Training Paradox

Take Your Nutrition Guidelines with a Grain of Salt

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 carbohydrates. Red meat has always been a scapegoat for heart disease. Throw sodium in the mix for heart problems. The U.S. Departments of Heath & … More Take Your Nutrition Guidelines with a Grain of Salt

Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations

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 well… hard. It’s supposed to be because for the most part, that’s the way everything works in life. Sure some people win the lottery, cashing … More Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations

General vs. Specific: What is Sport-Specific Training?

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 to assist athletic growth. At this point, there’s no question as to the benefits of supplementary training and it’s importance in reaching the next level. … More General vs. Specific: What is Sport-Specific Training?