How To Monitor Your Recovery

By | 2018-11-27T15:50:32+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Fitness, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Sports, Training|

I had originally had this article published on Juggernaut Training Systems a few years ago but I wanted to bring this back since the information is still relevant You’re working out like never before to prep for you next power lift/strongman/CrossFit/whatever event. Your program calls for you to operate at 85% of your 1RM today [...]

Contrast Training – Do Explosive Warm Ups for Greater Strength Gains

By | 2017-11-17T13:40:35+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Fitness, Health Tips, Sports, Training|

  Contrast Training is a concept where two biomechanically similar movements are paired to enhance the performance of the second exercise of the pairing. The theory behind this training system suggests that the contractile history of a muscle influences subsequent muscle contractions. As a result of high levels of muscle activation in the previous contraction, [...]

BHB a Potential Post-Training Recovery Aid?

By | 2017-08-30T16:13:57+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Fitness, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|

Exogenous ketone supplementation has gained popularity as a dietary aid and exercises performance enhancer.  The organic compound, beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a key metabolite present during ketosis and is commonly found in ketone supplements.  Elevated serum levels of BHB have been associated with satiety and fatty acid oxidation which has made this a popular dietary [...]

Landmine Thrusters: An Efficient, Safe, Total Body Lift

By | 2017-08-02T16:40:03+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Fitness|

I’m a big fan of efficiency when it comes to exercise selection for a workout or training program.  Basically, I gravitate to exercises that give you the most “bang for your buck”.  I want to choose exercises that develop as many facets of athleticism in the shortest amount of time at the gym.  This has [...]

Tips For Improving Your CrossFit Conditioning

By | 2017-05-01T13:27:16+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Fitness, Health Tips|

CrossFit incorporates many facets of athleticism like strength, power, speed and endurance. As the sport has progressed we’ve seen an evolution in the athletes with regards to these attributes. CrossFit games data show that male and female athletes have consistently added around 15 lbs to their Olympic lifts each year. As these power numbers have increased there’s been [...]

CYBERKINETIC PERIODIZATION AND AUTOREGULATION TOOLS PT 1

By | 2017-04-24T15:01:09+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Fitness|

-A big mistake many lifters can make is assuming their 1RM doesn’t fluctuate and failing to adjust accordingly.  This results in suboptimal training sessions that stagnate progress. - Adjustments can be made to intensity, volume, frequency, exercise selection, and rest intervals. -Use tools like RPE, technique rating, velocity trackers, and heart rate tracking to guide [...]

PUMP UP YOUR PECS: HYPOXIC SUPERSET

By | 2017-04-24T14:44:49+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Fitness|

For your chest muscles to really grow you have to train with a focus on hypertrophy.  There are various ways to induce hypertrophy but some of the most effective involve inducing metabolic stress to the muscle and time under tension.  In fact some studies have shown that low load high volume resistance training can induce [...]