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 weight … Continue 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 insight … Continue 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 of … Continue 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 how … Continue reading Exercise Testing – Pushup Norms

Strength Principles: Movement Order of Operations

Yo, Here's where I talk about the intricacies of building an exercise session. Let's assume you are building your workouts for today. For strength. Rules of the routine: Dynamic warmup- depending on the day, you want to make sure that you mobilize and prepare your body for the activities you are going to go through. … Continue reading Strength Principles: Movement Order of Operations

Strength Principles: 5 Ways to Progress

What's up Gaggle!? For a period of about three months before moving out to utah, I found myself going through the motions.  My lifts were stagnant and my lack of progression was slowly kicking my butt mentally. Days were long and I found myself straying away from my focus-get strong while loving what I do. … Continue reading Strength Principles: 5 Ways to Progress