Starbucks will be the death of me

11/16/2014 18:13:56 PM

So I’m out with my family walking through the giant outdoor mall near my house in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, and we sneak into Dillard’s to warm up our ears a little. Yes it’s cold in vegas. No I’m not a pansy. All of a

Don’t walk. Run! But only if you want to burn fat

11/15/2014 20:05:10 PM

The key to burning fat is to stop trying to do it in the gym. Read this very carefully: you are not burning fat in the gym. You are burning sugar. Period. Now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you aren’t expecting to get rip ...

The building blocks of a REAL MMA conditioning coach

11/15/2014 14:58:39 PM

Living in Las Vegas, Nevada affords me many great opportunities, not the least of which is being smack dab in the middle of MMA’s epicenter.  Being a rabid fan of MMA, partaking in MMA training (Specifically Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu) and having ...

5 HUGE mistakes women are making in the gym

11/05/2014 01:20:29 AM

While I would never want to do anything but encourage more women to hit the gym for their own fitness goals, I do have a hard time keeping my mouth shut when it comes to some of the insanity that goes down once they get there.  Getting great ...

3 Reasons NOT to Wear a MMA Altitude Training Mask

11/05/2014 01:18:45 AM

I suppose if you are dressing up for Halloween as Bane, it might be a good idea to strap on one of those fancy MMA high altitude simulating masks, but if it doesn’t happen to be October 31st, there is a pretty good chance all that mask is ...

Women and creatine

01/16/2013 20:37:59 PM

Creatine is the most common muscle building supplement used. It is also the most tried and proven supplement. I believe that creatine should be a staple is one’s supplement arsenal if they undertake anaerobic or resistance training. In saying ...

You can’t handle the truth!

01/14/2013 13:30:49 PM

“You can’t handle the truth!” is the famous line Jack Nicholson barks to Tom Cruise in the military classic A Few Good Men. That expression comes to me whenever I see trainees not paying attention to proper form – they just cannot ...

4321 – countdown to proper tempo training

01/13/2013 11:09:38 AM

One aspect of my training programs that distinguishes them from the conventional workouts of other strength coaches is that I focus on precisely controlling all aspects of the tempo prescription. I accomplish this by defining the exact amount ...

Honor, respect and other things missing from the gym…

01/12/2013 18:04:37 PM

If I had my way, the weightlifting area would be treated like a “dojo” as the martial arts students would use their area and equipment for training. The entire area would be treated with respect from the bar to the barbell plates, from ...

Lower body blast for women

01/11/2013 12:18:31 PM

America has become obsessed with Michelle Obama’s toned arms, which enable her to boldly wear sleeveless dresses. Are we seeing a paradigm shift in the way women are thinking about their bodies? Do I have a new, major market for my new book ...

Popeye ain’t got nuthin on you!

01/10/2013 18:48:05 PM

Question: Could you give me some advice on how to get my forearms like Popeye’s? Whatever I try, they don’t seem to want to grow. I recently started using thick grips whenever possible to hopefully remedy the problem. Should I use thick ...

Forcing it

01/09/2013 15:40:58 PM

Q:  What is your opinion of forced reps? I am seeking ways to increase the intensity of my sets, and having a training partner give me a few extra pounds of resistance is all I often need to complete another rep. A:  Let’s start with a ...

Building traps that stop traffic

01/08/2013 20:09:06 PM

Besides the competitive Olympic lifting exercises and their assistance exercises, one of my favorite exercises to develop the traps is the one-arm barbell shrug. This exercise is great for stimulating strength and size gains in the traps, and ...

Why Women Should Not Be Afraid of Gaining Muscle

01/07/2013 10:03:22 AM

Increasing your muscle mass and bone mass has a myriad of health benefits. Here is what you should know before you frown upon on gaining a few pounds of muscle mass: 1. The more muscle and bone mass you have, the greater the acid buffering power ...

Turn your pea shooters into cannons. Arm training for when you get serious.

01/06/2013 16:00:02 PM

Do you want bigger arms? If you are a “training meathead,” of course you do! Even the most accomplished IFBB professionals seek strategies for bigger arms. Here is an advanced routine for arm mass and strength development: A-1 One arm Scott ...

Eating Healthy On A Budget

12/19/2012 00:56:37 AM

The healthy rainbow

12/03/2012 22:41:58 PM

Chidren And Exercise

12/02/2012 20:27:13 PM

Are you starving yourself?

12/01/2012 12:27:07 PM

Well the dieting season is upon us again. Now is the time that people who go onto diets automatically think; starvation, cut-down, eat lettuce, bored taste buds, joyless eating, eat more lettuce. Boring diets, deprivation diets, “faddy” ...

Outdoor exercise for Fall and Winter

12/01/2012 00:00:53 AM

Winter weather can deter even the most dedicated exercisers. Less daylight, colder temperatures, and the temptation to curl up under warm blankets makes keeping up with your exercise routine exponentially more difficult. However, just because ...

Healthy Tips For Changing How You Eat

11/30/2012 03:22:04 AM

Kettlebell Fitness Made Easy

11/30/2012 02:53:23 AM

You Really Are What You Eat

11/29/2012 11:37:40 AM

Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different nutrient-dense foods that time and again promote good overall health.  Coined “superfoods,” they tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting ...

Nine Facts About Fiber

11/28/2012 23:26:25 PM

Nine Facts About Fiber If you’ve been looking for a way towards a high octane diet, you’ll find fiber to be exactly what you need. Even though research has shown fiber to be powerful, many people aren’t taking this nutrient seriousl

Your body and anti-oxidant foods

11/28/2012 23:16:32 PM

Even though a lot of people don’t actually realize it, a lot of antioxidant foods that we consume are from vegetables. Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and peppers are all excellent choices with some great benefits for your ...