Specialty Bar Training for Athletes


As a reformed powerlifter, the move away from strictly barbell exercises was not easy. Because let’s be honest – the barbell squat, bench and deadlift are fantastic ways to get strong. However, in my effort to build the most complete athlete known to man, while simultaneously keeping them healthy, sometimes the barbell falls by the…… More

Kettlebell Leg Training


The other day I was having a discussion with one of my favorite athletes of all-time, the incomparable Danny O’Rourke. Every off-season, DO comes in and we put together a program to help him take his game to the next level, as well as prepare him for the rigors of a 9-month MLS season. He…… More

2014 Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminar Recap

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The 2014 Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminar is in the books, and it always feels kind of like a wedding: You spend months (or years!) planning, and then the actual event goes by in a flash. Regardless, it was an awesome weekend and I wanted to do a quick write-up on the entire event. Here we…… More

Simplifying Your Squat and Deadlift


I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop thinking about lifting and training. Even when I’m attempting to zone out or dial in on something else, often my thoughts drift and I find myself thinking about training once again. Lately I’ve been re-visiting my thoughts on squatting and deadlifting. Not only am I working…… More

Mike Roncarati Interview


Mike Roncarati is not only an awesome coach and physical therapist, but a good friend as well. And when you get the opportunity to interview an NBA-caliber coach/therapist, you jump at the opportunity! In the interview below, Mike and I talk in-depth with regards to his philosophy, off-season and in-season programming, as well as the…… More

Widening the Aerobic Window


If you’ve been around athletics for any period of time, chances are you’ve seen the athlete who isn’t “in shape.” Whether it’s football, basketball, soccer, or something in between, they make a few runs up and down the field or court and they’re gassed. Red faced, tugging on the shorts, and gasping for air like…… More