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Driving Dan John

  Everyone has a mentor that they look up to, whether it's in there field or just in general. If you don't have a mentor I suggest you get one. Someone that is willing to help, answer questions, give good advice, and I suggest you use them. It makes life a lot easier when you find someone who has made the mistakes and understands how to avoid them rather than making them...

How to Suck at Your Sport

  Now, I know that no one really wants to suck at their sport, so I guess along with telling you how to suck I will tell you how to not suck, sound OK? Here's the deal, I talk to people all the time, parents and athletes, who want to know how to get themselves or their child into shape for their sport. I inevitably get some sort of story about how they jog for miles and miles...

The Lizard Brain

  How often do you want to just sit on the couch by yourself and watch TV? How easy is it for you to turn your brain off, turn on TBS and watch reruns of Friends all day (pretty easy, especially when you love Friends, like me)? How about this one. How many of you actually use your brain at work regularly? And by use your brain I don't mean remembering what step comes next in the...

Weighted Hip Bridge

So far we've covered a plethora (that's right, I know a couple of big words) of anterior chain exercises for the lower body: back squat, front squat, single leg squat variations. But to fully develop your lower body you need more than just squats.   Here is our first look at a posterior chain, lower body exercise. The hip bridge, shown here using one leg, is used primarily to...

Skater Squats: Single Leg Alternative

So, welcome back to the blog. Sorry for the long layoff....slacked off a little bit but we're back and ready for more. Previously we talked about some single leg squatting variations, some of which included RFE squats and Single Leg Goblet Squats. Here is another alternative that I wanted to share called the skater...

A Little Inspiration When You Think it’s not Possible

About a month ago I started training Sheila Anderson. When we met she had already lost about 40 pounds, which was a great start. She had begun her weight loss journey at another facility and came to me wanting to build on what she had started there.   Luckily for me she easily adopted the new routine she was introduced to when she came to me. She had built a good foundation for...

Bent Over Barbell Row

From time to time I'll randomly throw up an exercise and give you a little bit of a run down on it. The Bent Over Barbell Row is one of my favorite strength building exercises for the back WHEN DONE CORRECTLY!! It is very easy to have bad form on this exercise. This row variation predominantly hits the lats, rhomboids and lower traps but you also get a little posterior delt and bicep...

To squat or not to squat….it’s a no Brainer! Part 3

Welcome to the final episode of our squat serious. I've had some good questions and nice feedback from a lot of you, which I appreciate very much, so I think that you all are getting something out this series. Hopefully, as we go along, I can continue to feed you information that you like to hear and crave to learn more about, so by all means feel free to make suggestions....the better...

To squat or not to squat….it’s a no Brainer! Part 2

Last time we talked we were conversing about why you should do squats and how your body adapts to them. I hope that everyone took something away from the last article, even if you figured out how full of it I actually am. This installment of the 3 part series takes a new path and talks about squat variations.   People come in all shapes and sizes. The same goes for squats....

To Squat or not to squat…it’s a no brainer! Part 1

As I sit at the gym watching all the regulars come in and do their usual routines I wonder how many of them incorporate leg exercises into their programs....well, programs is a strong word, we'll stick with routines. And doing a couple of sets of leg extensions then hitting the innies and outies doesn't count as leg work, I'm talking squats, deadlifts, single-leg work. Well, the short...