Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.

Now I know I don’t need to be the one to tell you that an effective training program is critical for success and making performance improvements (no brainer, right?) -- but you may be wondering where to start. Well first, it’s important to understand that each program will vary by sport and an individual’s training status, … Continue reading Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.

Golgi Tendon Organs and What You Should Know About Them (Especially for Max Lifts)

Golgi Tendon Organs (GTOs) are proprioceptors that are located within the tendons of muscle. Specifically, they are the point where the skeletal muscle fibers insert into the tendons of a skeletal muscle.   Cool, so what do they do? GTOs monitor the tension or force within a tendon. If the tension or force becomes excessive, it … Continue reading Golgi Tendon Organs and What You Should Know About Them (Especially for Max Lifts)

Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals

You hear it all the time:   “Want to lose weight? Go to bed at a decent time every night.”  “Want to get stronger? Sleep more.” “Want a better meet? Get enough sleep.” “Maxing out tomorrow, so be sure to go to bed early.”   Ok, but why? I find that often, my clients either … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals

What are the best exercises for glute development?

The question I get asked most, so here we go. Squats and deadlifts are cool and all, but want to really build your glutes? Then you need to incorporate a variety –  different exercises as well as (strategically) mixed weight and reps. Changing these variables will target different glute activity and also, people respond to … Continue reading What are the best exercises for glute development?

Monday Musts

MUST THINK ABOUT: DAILY INTENTIONS Habits are important, but it’s also important to check your habits frequently to make sure you aren’t complacent and drifting in the wrong direction. It’s so easy to all into a daily routine, but are you simply going through the motions? Do your habits truly serve you? To succeed and … Continue reading Monday Musts