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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 ...

Two Years of Eating “Too Much Protein” 3

Two Years of Eating
Being a two-year study subject has its perks. Things like free blood work, free body composition analysis via the Bod Pod & DEXA, and free protein supplements are just a few of those perks! Big thanks to Dr. Jose Antonio, Co-Founder and CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), for giving me an opportunity to take part ...

Locating Integrity in the Fitness & Nutrition Industry

Locating Integrity in the Fitness & Nutrition Industry
In a multi-billion dollar industry with growth on the rise year after year, it seems like everyone wants to get in on all of the potential profits to be made even if it is at the expense of others. From know-it-all trainers that are getting clients injured due to negligence to self-proclaimed nutrition experts selling you ...

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 ...

Whey Protein + Coffee = Pre-Workout!

Whey Protein + Coffee = Pre-Workout!
When I posted THIS to Facebook, I think some people had really never thought of this before! It’s such a simple go-to when you’re in need of a high-protein meal snack while also looking for an energy boost. Optimum Nutrition (one of my favorite brands) recently released a series of whey protein products with added ...

Deadlifts > Everything 1

Deadlifts > Everything
The deadlift is one of the best exercises of all time! As a matter of fact, if I had to choose one exercise to perform for the rest of my life, it would definitely be the barbell deadlift. My job as a strength & conditioning specialist is to effectively and properly get you to perform better ...

Got Macros? All About Protein: Part 3

Got Macros? All About Protein: Part 3
This is a three-part article series where in Part 1, I answered the following questions: What is protein? What are great sources of protein? How much protein do I need? Is more protein safe? In Part 2, I discussed how dietary protein intake can largely effect your weight loss, weight gain, or body recomposition goals. ...

A Quick Guide to Omega-3 Fish Oil

A Quick Guide to Omega-3 Fish Oil
What is it? Usually when someone makes a reference to fish oil, they are really talking about the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Why take it? The EPA and DHA found in Omega-3 fish oils have an overwhelming number of benefits. For example: 1. ...

Goal-Specific Supplementation? Say What?

Goal-Specific Supplementation? Say What?
Again, the staff at Examine.com have come through BIG TIME with the release of their latest product that will solve the age old question I receive on the regular of, “What supplements should I take for _____?” My answer is typically, “It depends.” From here on out I will be recommending my clients, or anyone else that is ...
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