5 Supplements Not Worth Taking (And Why!)


Keeping up with the supplement market isn’t easy, especially with new products popping up every day- each one promising less body fat or muscle growth, among other health claims. Researchers have examined many of these supplements, but conflicting scientific evidence doesn’t stop marketing. Supplement companies often latch onto promising early research on a supplement while…… More

Sol Orwell Interview


Sol Orwell is the CEO of, a website that is focused on bringing you informative and critical reviews of nutritional supplements. As part of “Supplement Week” here at RTS, I figured he would be an awesome person to interview. And since he’s such a swell guy, Sol is putting the entire product line…… More

The Supplement Hierarchy for Athletes


When I graduated high school and got into college, I had one serious goal: To get bigger and stronger. In my quest to achieve this goal, I read every imaginable book or magazine I could get my hands on. Flex. Muscle and Fitness. And of course, Muscle Media 2000. The last one really stood out,…… More

6 Reasons to Hire a Coach


Everyone should have a coach. Everyone. I  got into coaching for a ton of different reasons. First and foremost, I love people and helping them achieve their goals. I’m also super passionate about training myself, and I love taking what I learn and applying it to the human body. But I’ve been on the other…… More

Relative Strength: Seven Tips to Unlock Athletic Explosiveness


There’s a secret purveyed in most sports performance circles that is misguided. While, absolute strength gets all the glory as a cure all, relative strength reigns king for athletes. In other words, being strong isn’t enough. It’s vital to be strong for your size, too. Wait…What? 
“I thought being super strong was a cure all?”…… More

Mike’s 2015 Goals

2015 goals in wood type

First and foremost, Happy New Year! I hope you’re ready to make 2015 your best year ever, because I know I am. You should know right off the bat I’m not a big New Year’s Resolution (NYR) guy. I think, by and large, they’re pretty much worthless and rarely supported by actionable items. But in…… More