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
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?
Too many of us, whether you’re a competitive athlete or not, probably have too much of an emotional connection when it comes to training. Comparison is the first thing that pops into my head in regards to this issue. By comparing yourself to others you may find yourself thinking, “I wish I were that strong,” … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Emotions Hinder Your Progress