Success on the Scale Pales in Comparison to Functional Goals

YO! I’m going to pull back the veil a little too much on this one. I’ve been doing the exercise thing for a long time. I’ve helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. I’ve helped people increase their strength. Hell, I’ve even helped people get six-pack abs. This industry is bombarded with goals centeredContinue reading “Success on the Scale Pales in Comparison to Functional Goals”

Racquetball + Fitness = Anthony

Finished up a bit ago with a client who has…survived Covid. I say survive rather than thrive because the mental game behind his training has been STOLEN from him. Not in the sense that he caught covid and nearly died. But the whole ‘Normal’ thing. Things have changed a bit from the beginning of theContinue reading “Racquetball + Fitness = Anthony”

Park Workout 101

In this time of social distancing, the hard part is finding time and space to break free from our little bubbles. Waking up this morning, I rolled out of bed angst-y, angry and a grump to the Nth degree (just ask Heather). Bout time to get out, shepherd some strength and HIIT something to calmContinue reading “Park Workout 101”

Day 1 in the Gym

There’s a guy I know who’s scared shitless of the gym. Mirrors everywhere. Jacked dudes and beautiful women with wandering eyes. There’s an unspoken pressure to lift at least as much as the person next to you. And an uncomfortable feeling of asking someone to spot you…and being so nervous that you just try toContinue reading “Day 1 in the Gym”

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”

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”

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”

My Friend and Yours: Chris Hopkins

Hey! I am going to be posting some highlights of people who work with me – individuals looking to improve health, build interpersonal relationships with like-minded folks and highlight ways people motivate themselves and each other. After seeing some of these answers, I can promise you this…we’ve all got at least one thing in common –Continue reading “My Friend and Yours: Chris Hopkins”

Exercise Testing – Pushup Norms

What’s up Ya’ll? Each and every one of my clients through exercise testing to assess current fitness level and as a means of measurement of progression. When it comes to exercise selection, each evaluation is different depending on the individual’s goal and their strengths/weaknesses. Specifically, different patterns (push, pull, squat, step) help me assess howContinue reading “Exercise Testing – Pushup Norms”