Stop Arguing About Training on the Internet

One of the most comical things I see both on social media – and on the Internet as a whole – are people trying to one-up each other about training. Don’t believe me? Here’s a perfect example: I mean, what could Eric possibly know? He’s only a 600+ pound deadlifter AND the Director of Player […]

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Josh Bonhotal on the Future of Health & Wellness Training

Josh Bonhotal had to write a letter to his future self for his 3rd grade class. Growing up in the era of Michael Jordan, Josh had dreamed of becoming a starting point guard for the Chicago Bulls. Although he didn’t become point guard, Josh was already working as an intern for the Bulls by the […]

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Building a Principles-Based Approach to Training with Michelle Boland

Dr. Michelle Boland is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach and the owner of Michelle Boland Training. Growing up in Massachusetts, Michelle’s expanding interests in athletics and sports led her to playing soccer and basketball at the collegiate level as she studied Nutrition. Spurred further by her life passion for sports performance, she later completed […]

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Training Templates: 3 Strategies to Calibrate Force and Adaptability

Note from MR: The following is a guest post from my guy (and former podcast guest) Dan Sanzo. Dan’s a guy I think the world of, and I think you’re going to love this article. And if you enjoy Dan’s work, he’s opening 5 spots in his mentorship program, so be sure to reach out […]

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Andy McCloy on Training, Business and LIFE

Andy McCloy is one of the most authentic and real people I know. In high school, Andy found his passion for athleticism and fitness. He cultivated and followed this passion and, at 18 years old, started his own business, and later found his calling in mentoring young athletes. As the owner of BCI Sports Performance […]

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Matej Hocevar on Training Adults, Sports Science and Movement Culture

Matej Hocevar is the Owner and Co-founder of VigorGround and the Head of Strength and Conditioning at NK Olimpija Ljubljana. For years, Matej has been helping people develop their physical performance and has worked with clients from all walks of life, from national and youth athletes to general population and senior clients. His passion for […]

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Q&A: Can You Do Multiple High-Intensity Training Days in a Row?

After my recent video about putting together training weeks, I got a fantastic follow-up question: Can you ever stack multiple high-intensity workouts back-to-back? For instance, could you perform a high-intensity lower body day, and then the next day come in and hit uppers hard? In this video, I breakdown 4 different lenses that you can […]

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Building Better Training Weeks

We’ve all been beginners when it comes to writing programs. You remember the days…you walk in the gym, make something up on the fly, and call it “Training.” But the longer you do that, the more you realize it just doesn’t work. There needs to be a rhythm, an ebb and flow to how you […]

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The World of Online Training

If you own a brick-and-mortar business, or if you train clients live and in-person, chances are the past couple of weeks have been rough. I’m right there with you my friend. At IFAST, we had to pivot from being a 100% in-person business, to a 100% online/virtual business in the span of about two weeks. […]

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How to Modify Training as You Age

One of the biggest questions I get from clients and former athletes alike is this: How do I modify my training as I age? Unfortunately, this often happens when someone is coming off one (or multiple) injuries, and it looking to train smarter – not just harder. In this video, I break down an example […]

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3 Training Qualities to Focus on During Quarantine

When it comes to training, we’re pretty much all struggling right now. You can’t hit the gym like you’re used to. Those strength gainzzz are slowly creeping away. And it’s like you can see your muscles shrinking right before your very eyes! So what do you do? Suck it up and take up basket weaving? […]

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One Simple Tip for Better Intern Training

Here at IFAST, we get a lot of questions about our internship program. After all, we’ve been running a very successful program since 2009 – and while we’ve been successful, we’ve definitely made our share of mistakes along the way, too! So when my guy Will Alli of Indiana University asked me what he could […]

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Lee Taft Talks Training Adults, Combines, and Strength Training for Speed

  Lee Taft – aka the Speed Guy – is a highly-respected and world renowned athletic movement specialist. Lee is devoted to sharing his training philosophy and teaching his multi-directional speed methods to performance coaches and fitness professionals worldwide. As a former physical education teacher, Lee has been teaching foundational movement to beginners and helping […]

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IFAST Podcast #14 – Considerations for Successfully Training Senior Clients

When you first start training in your 20’s or 30’s, it’s easy to assume that everyone you train is just like you. You know – young, healthy, fit, no previous injury history, etc. That’s why when you get your first “older” client, it can be quite a shock! In today’s episode, we break down what […]

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Menachem Brodie on Strength Training for the Competitive Cyclist

Involved in the health & fitness fields for nearly 25 years and coaching since 2000, Menachem Brodie’s last 12 years have focused on strength training for cyclists & triathletes. Over that time he has become the world leader on strength training for cyclists & triathletes, speaking & presenting internationally on the subject and having developed the […]

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