The topic of training children and adolescent athletes is often controversial as there is quite a bit of inconclusive and mixed data. Here are my top 15 most important tips for safely and effectively optimizing performance in young athletes.
If you’re looking for a seriously intense yet effective way to build massive pectorals, you’ll want to give these eccentric accentuated chest flyes a try. Just be prepared for some serious levels of soreness followed soon thereafter with some incredible growth.
The standing cable chest press is one of the most functional horizontal pressing exercises there is. Unfortunately it’s oftentimes an overlooked and undervalued gem of a movement. Here are my top 10 favorite variations for building strength & size.
Combining the trap bar with accommodating resistance in the form of band assistance, band resistance, and chains produces some incredibly potent movements particularly when it comes to deadlifts, squats, hinges, lunges, and more.
Many of you know I’m a huge advocate of eccentric isometrics as they’re one of the most effective methods for improving strength, size, and muscle function. This same concept can just as easily be applied to glute bridges and hip thrusters.
The ball-to-the-wall overhead press is one of the most effective and safe shoulder pressing exercises there is. In many ways it’s even safer than the landmine press for overhead athletes. Here’s why it’s so effective and how to progress it.
The inside out protocol not only increases the difficulty of traditional ring pushups and dips but it also increases muscle activation, motor control, functional strength, stability, and joint health. Here’s how to perform inside out ring pushups and dips.
If you’re looking for a unique and functional method to add strength and size to your entire upper body, the rotational barbell protocol is just what you need. As an added bonus is does wonders for cleaning up your technique and body mechanics.
Yep that’s right 50 ab rollouts you’ve never tried or even heard of. Not only will these ab rollouts crush your core but they’re guaranteed to improve your low back health, posture, spinal alignment, athletic performance, and full body strength.
A majority of training protocols recommended by mainstream magazines as well as performance coaches relies on quantity rather than quality to produce the desired training stimulus. Here's how to remedy this issue and optimize your results.
Eccentric accentuated training can be a bit tricky when applying it to lower body strength training. Here’s how to apply the bilateral assisted negative accentuated (BANA) 2:1 method to squats, split squats, and lunges for strong and massive legs.
Want to know why extended eccentric isometrics using 90-degree squat mechanics are so effective for dialing in your squat form? Read this article but be prepared to change your mindset and thought process on what proper squat form entails.
The barbell Zercher squat is an incredibly effective lower body exercise. However it also has its share of downfalls. Here's how to use kettlebells and landmine stations to improve the effectiveness of this classic strength exercise.
The dumbbell squeeze press is one of the most effective exercises for crushing your chest, shoulders, and triceps. However, by applying principles of eccentric overload we can make the movement even better. Here's how.
The ab rollout is one of the most effective movements for crushing the core. Unfortunately, most individuals perform them incorrectly thereby negating the benefits and promoting potential injuries. Here's how to use the bear crawl to fix that.
I frequently run into a scenario where I'm asked what exercise I would chose if I could only select one movement. While this is a difficult choice I decided to chose an exercise that literally targets every muscle from head to toe. So here it is.
Here's one of the most simple yet effective exercises everyone should be doing on a daily basis. Unfortunately everyone sucks at it. To reap the benefits of this drill it requires proper body alignment, positioning, and coaching cues.
Kettlebells are one of the best tools for performing a variety of movements including deadlifts, squats, rows, lunges, and more. Unfortunately the ability to overload the muscles adequately can compromise their effectiveness. Here's how to resolve that.
The Smith machine gets a bad rap in the fitness industry. In fact, I rarely use it with my athletes. The one exception to this rule is the bilateral assisted negative accentuated training protocol (BANA) as it's one of the most effective methods there is.