Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

Crafting a Successful Squat: Troubleshooting & Fixing the Squat

If you've been following my squat series, Crafting a Successful Squat, then you already have a great base of knowledge for squat success. But sometimes knowledge is not enough.  Unfortunately, squatting doesn't come naturally for everyone.  And if you've been following along, you know this already. So let's take a...Read More
Vlogging it Today

Vlogging it Today

Crafting a Successful Squat: Squat Setup & Execution I thought I'd try my hand at a vlog post today.  It's far easier to discuss this topic with a video.  This is the second installment in my series Crafting a Successful Squat.  I've also published a written version that accompanies the video,...Read More
Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Crafting a Successful Squat: The Squat is Individual

Many videos on YouTube, and much of the squat advice found online, will treat the squat with a one-size-fits-all approach.  These "squat tips" often miss the mark because the squat is not a one-size-fits-all situation. There are definite squat rules that should be followed, but squat tips must be taken with a grain of...Read More
The Evolution of a Squat

The Evolution of a Squat

It took many years, but I finally have squat form I can be proud of.  It amazes me because I really thought I was never going to be able to squat correctly.  There are many factors that go into a proper squat.  I've lined them out in a series called Crafting...Read More
Weight Training Programs: Rep Ranges & Goal Changes

Weight Training Programs: Rep Ranges & Goal Changes

When it comes to weight training, there are many programs to choose from.  So many, in fact, the task of picking the right one can feel a little overwhelming. While a self-written exercise routine is okay, a professionally structured training program is often the best way to go.  Before even attempting to wade...Read More
Muscle Confusion: Myth or Miracle?

Muscle Confusion: Myth or Miracle?

When muscle confusion first came on the scene, it was as if the clouds parted and the light dawned on a new and glorious day.  A day of reckoning.  A day when blurred visions of fitness success finally became clear.  A day that would live in infamy. Okay, too far. Anyway, on that...Read More
Nothing Worth Having is Easy

Nothing Worth Having is Easy

I'm looking at you, quick-fix junkies.  Actually I'm looking at all of us.  We're all guilty of falling for the next best supplement or workout program, at one time or another.  But this goes beyond the fitness world.  Every day we are faced with situations that influence our lives.  It's how we respond to these...Read More
Iron Will

Iron Will

It sits before you, silent.  Cold.  Indifferent.  Its unrelenting presence takes the measure of a man without saying a word.  It cares for no one.  With its power to humble you all at once, it knows nothing of personal bests.  It doesn't root for you.  It is your utterly unconcerned opponent.  Blissfully unaware of...Read More
Muscle for the Masses

Muscle for the Masses

Whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or just "tone-up," muscle mass is more important than you think. Muscle plays a major role in all three goals.  And as an added bonus, muscle mass can even help keep you looking and feeling younger, longer.  The key to building valuable...Read More
Begin at the Beginning

Begin at the Beginning

Whether you're a gym newbie, or returning to the iron after an extended layoff, it's always best to start at the beginning. As a beginner it is easy to be swayed by all the online fitness hype.  The internet plays host to a plethora of fitness information.  So much, in fact, it can be overwhelming and...Read More