Managing the In-Season Athlete


The other day I was texting with my good friend (and Portland Timbers center back) Danny O’Rourke, and we were discussing how to approach in-season training and lifting. After our discussion, I thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss the topic here on the site. (This is also going to be the entire…… More

Random Friday 7-25-14


When I first started blogging, it was so much fun. Instead of writing a 1,500 or 2,000 word article, I could just crank out 400 or 500 words whenever my little heart desired. It was easy, effortless and care free. But over the years, I’ve made it a goal to post higher-quality materials. With everyone…… More

Mike Rants – Exercise Technique


Last week, Kirsten (my amazing admin and the Wonder Woman of IFAST) posted a picture of me working with one of the new guys for the Indy Eleven. I’m an admin on the page, so I get a notification that another gym owner here in Indianapolis has commented: “Better check on that lunge form.” Now…… More

How to Find a Quality Coach


Hiring a coach isn’t an easy process. It’s not as easy as poking around on the Internet for 20-30 minutes, looking up a few websites, and plopping down some cash for training. Instead, finding a coach should be a (somewhat) slow and painstaking process. You are, after all, trusting this person with your single-most valuable…… More

5 Strength Training Tips for Females


Between my years as a strength coach, gym owner, and personal trainer, I’ve had hundreds of females come to me with a goal of getting stronger. Some want to get stronger as a goal in-and-of itself (i.e. to compete in powerlifting). Some want to get stronger to improve their athletic development. And others simply want…… More

Molly Galbraith Interview

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Molly, thanks for taking the time to be with us here today. Could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? Sure, Mike! Thanks so much for having me! In terms of my professional life, I’m am a trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist, co-founder and owner of Girls Gone Strong, and…… More