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Scapular Mechanics: Lesson 2

Scapular Mechanics: Lesson 2
The last lesson on scapular mechanics was via a Facebook Live video where I discussed scapular mechanics during a horizontal rowing pattern. Here is a great example of both vertical AND horizontal rowing with the plate loaded high-row machine. This is by far one of my favorite pulling exercises because the seated position allows you ...

Trainer Pro Tip: TRX Y-Raise

Trainer Pro Tip: TRX Y-Raise
As a trainer, you gotta stay on top of continuing your education! I’ve followed Cressey Sports Performance for the past 4 or 5 years learning a lot from their practices with their athletes. One exercise in particular is the Y-Raise with the TRX straps to help improve function of the shoulder girdle. I use this exercise ...

Recent Gems Worth Reading or Watching

Recent Gems Worth Reading or Watching
Whoa, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the main site. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or “the Gram” then you know I’ve still been actively posting there. Stay woke on those social media outlets because you might miss something useful! On to the good stuff…I constantly stay abreast with ...

Strategies in Addressing Knee Pain: Part 1

Strategies in Addressing Knee Pain: Part 1
Let’s face it: the muscles of the lower body get WORKED on a daily basis. Whether or not you are an elite athlete or an average Joe (or Jane) riding the keyboard, your quads, hamstrings, and glutes are carrying a lot of stress and tension. This tension can result in knee discomfort or pain over ...

How to Train and Eat for Optimal Endurance: Interview with Dr. Mike Ormsbee

How to Train and Eat for Optimal Endurance: Interview with Dr. Mike Ormsbee
This past summer, I had the pleasure of  attending the International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL where the brightest minds in Sports Nutrition gathered to display some of their latest research. Out of all of the presentations, one stood out the most to me because it was an area I had ...

Never Miss A Workout Again!!

TIME MANAGEMENT Try this idea if you find yourself not making it to your workouts because you had a busy day at the office. Stop missing training sessions because of excuses.  How bad do you REALLY want it? Progression always.    

Cardio: Fasted or Fed State for More Fat Loss?

Cardio: Fasted or Fed State for More Fat Loss?
This is a guest post by my colleagues, Chris and Eric Martinez based out of San Francisco, CA. We met back in 2012 at the Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL. They post a lot of great content on their blog based off of the latest scientific research. Enjoy their ...

Facebook Live Q and A!

Facebook Live Q and A!
Last night I was feeling a little rambunctious which lead to me doing a live Question and Answer segment on my Facebook page. I received some really great questions such as: Lee Hersh, founder of Fit Foodie Finds asked: Q: “I’ve only got 30 minutes and no gym. What should I do?” My good friend, ...

Structure First 1

Structure First
One of the most pressing issues I find that new clients are struggling with is how to actually put together their own training session due to a lack of knowledge of muscle movements and muscle actions. This is fair because not everyone has gone to college to earn a degree in exercise physiology or kinesiology. ...
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