Today is day 24 since I began observing the stay-at-home mandate called by GovGuam. This is the longest period of time I've gone without leaving the house for anything other than two or three trips to the grocery store for food and supplies. During this time I've noticed a shift in perspective towards this pandemic. … Continue reading Another month?! Is this our new normal?
This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a strength coach. The answer? It depends. I tend to shy away from prescribing specific weights. Especially if it's for a generalized program. However, I hope this information will help you determine your training loads in the future. Training age plays a big … Continue reading “What weight should I use?”
It's February 13th as I write this post. This is usually the time where people fall off of their resolutions for the new year. Now that the hype is gone, let's get down to business. Progress inside the gym isn't difficult. Do you you want to get in shape, lift more, run faster, and reach … Continue reading The easiest way to ensure progress in the gym
As I write this, myself and a few other athletes from Guam are preparing to compete in the 2019 Manila Throwdown Individual Edition. This event has been a staple in our competition season and serves as a great test to see how our fitness compares to our brothers and sisters in the Philippines and around … Continue reading Competition Prep: What Athletes Should Really Focus On
We all have goals. For some it may to achieve their first muscle-up after years of attempts, for others it may simply be to have more energy throughout the day. Setting a goal is only one part of the equation. In my opinion, what's more important than setting a goal, is knowing where your starting … Continue reading This is for the coaches – never skip this step when working with a new client
It's been quite some time since the last competitive fitness (aka fast exercising) event occurred on island. With the first UPROAR! event being a success, the brains behind the event wanted to mix things up this time around. Instead of an individual competition, the second installment of UPROAR! will be a partner competition. Featured below … Continue reading UPROAR! TERRIBLE TWOs – My initial thoughts
One thing I see quite often, especially with newer athletes, is the underlying need to do more. Athletes will see videos of Rich Froning and Mat Fraser training all day and, as a result, they will hop on google and search for the latest and greatest competitive fitness programming blog and begin the next day. … Continue reading Should You Be Training Like That?
This post is dedicated to the aspect of training that doesn’t get nearly as much credit as it should. Lately, there has been a large emphasis placed on warmup and activation protocols to be performed before your training sessions (which is great!), but not as much focus has been placed on what to do after … Continue reading Post-Workout Essentials
If you're reading this, you probably don't practice enough. Just because you achieved your first muscle-up doesn't mean you shouldn't practice your ring transitions, ring dips, dip supports, etc. More often than not, when athletes "unlock" skills, they rarely return to the practice that got them there in the first place! Why? Because those drills … Continue reading The Pursuit of Perfection – Skill Development
"I just don't have time to workout." - Lots of People I get it. People get busy. This post isn't to say that busyness doesn't exist. However, I will argue and say that rather than not having time to workout, people just haven't found their purpose to workout. Shift your focus from just going to … Continue reading Four Percent