Connecting your Why

  Earlier today I ran up to the rec center. And in case I haven’t told you, I’m on a basketball kick. Basketball is funny to me. It’s a reminder of when I went through my surgeries. It’s a reminder of the years of rehab. It’s a reminder of all the hours spent on theContinue reading “Connecting your Why”

Food Qualms: What to do in a Pinch

Howzit? I’ve received a lot of questions lately about healthy-ish food on the go. Instead of giving you the ‘canned’ response and saying, ‘you should have been prepared’, I’m going to steer it a different route. I’m going to assume you got lazy, decided to not plan and you find yourself sitting in a fewContinue reading “Food Qualms: What to do in a Pinch”

Stella Fitness Update!

Hey All! Just wanted to send along a few things regarding the next couple of weeks/months! I recently built a little group on Myfitnesspal for those of you who would like to challenge each other with food logging/exercise logging. There are also some upcoming events I will be adding to the event calendar on theContinue reading “Stella Fitness Update!”

Maximize Your Military PFA in 8 weeks : Pushup and Situp

Worried about increasing pushup and situp strength for your next physical assessment? It is going to rely on a few things. -Increasing core strength -Increasing Upper body strength (mostly chest, shoulders, and triceps). When going through bodybuilding style workouts, work on increasing chest strength with exercises like bench press, dips, and overhead presses. My philosophy on weightContinue reading “Maximize Your Military PFA in 8 weeks : Pushup and Situp”

Supplementation – BCAAs

Hey! Some nerd stuff today! (Here we go again) Anyone who’s been to a Globogym can picture the guy I’m about to describe. The guy who walks around the gym in a cutoff shirt that’s way too small, headphones that are way too big to be comfortable, 70’s style short shorts (sometimes a fanny pack) and a gallonContinue reading “Supplementation – BCAAs”

Health Tracking

168. 168 hours in a week. A problem I am deeply passionate about – and it will take a minute to explain. Folks are not afraid to work hard with me. I’m great at training people physically. I understand biomechanics, am confident in my ability to keep you healthy when we work and feel that if weContinue reading “Health Tracking”

3 Stretches to help with the Front Rack Position

Found a nice video detailing the front rack position and most common faults. Most individual’s issue in attaining a good position is thoracic spine extension as well as that shoulder mobility. Three stretches to aid in getting into the front rack position start about halfway through the video…but this guy does give some good insightContinue reading “3 Stretches to help with the Front Rack Position”

A Guide to Conscious Habit

Ahoy and good day! Your daily routine. You wake up, brush your teeth and get rid of that nasty tasting morning breath. Put on some clothes after throwing the PJs in the hamper and make your way into the living room. After turning on the TV, breakfast gets prepped. You open the door to the fridge andContinue reading “A Guide to Conscious Habit”

Bloodflow Restriction Training

Just got into looking into one of the components of training we used a lot at the old therapy place in Hawaii, called bloodflow restriction training.  This article places a more ‘meathead approach’ to the use of bloodflow occlusion training. The article is more specific to building muscle and hints on a different method ofContinue reading “Bloodflow Restriction Training”

You ain’t Cheating, you ain’t tryin’

Had a heck of a weekend with peeps after working out together on Sunday. ‘Winners’ of the workout were Todd and Holly – who affectionately named the workout ‘ohh this cold cement feels good’ immediately afterwards. It was a great experience getting out of the 1 on 1 mode and diving into the whole ‘let’s workContinue reading “You ain’t Cheating, you ain’t tryin’”