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Deep Thoughts on “Belly Breathing”

Back in the day, I was a huge proponent of “belly breathing.” After all, it only made sense that if you were going to get that nice, full breath cycle, that you should drive that air into the belly. Right? Not so fast boss. Over the years I realized that while air absolutely should move into […]

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Steffan Jones on Speed, Power and Stiffness in Cricket Bowling

Steffan Jones is a former professional fast bowler for Somerset, Northamptonshire, Kent, and Derbyshire County Cricket Clubs. As a graduate of Sports Science at Loughborough University, Steffan has always been driven to take ownership of improving his physical capabilities. This led him to do his own research on human performance, coaching himself to be the […]

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Movement Capacity, Fidelity and Variability

By: Jonathan Pope and Craig Weller Move well, move more It’s easy to simplify how we think about movement. You take something like a squat, and you work on doing it well. Then, you work on doing it a lot. You add weight, volume, density or complexity. A good bodyweight squat becomes a good goblet […]

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Alex Wanee on Success and Setting the Standard in Professional Motorsports

Alex Wanee is the Performance Director at PitFit Training, a motorsports performance training facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. After recovering from an illness that caused him to drop out of school, Alex discovered his passion for helping athletes realize their full potential. Inspired by this discovery, Alex began working in the human performance industry while he […]

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The Tabletop Approach to Fitness

Right now, the way we’re used to training is significantly altered. We don’t have access to the gym. We can’t use our favorite training equipment. And it probably feels like we’re getting weaker and losing muscle every minute! However, even though our training may be altered, I think now is the IDEAL time to focus […]

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Matt Johnson on Building People, Teams and Culture in College Hoops

Matt Johnson’s passion for physical preparation started with a failure when he was 15. Despite his love and talent for basketball, Matt didn’t make it to the Junior Varsity team, so Matt sought out to make himself stronger. Along this journey, he met and trained with Lee Taft, and eventually earned his Master of Science […]

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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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Karen Smith on Reaching YOUR Strength Potential

Karen Smith has been a Strength Coach and Personal Trainer for over 20 years. Karen specializes in kettlebell and bodyweight training and is currently a Master Instructor for StrongFirst. In the two decades of her career as a coach, Karen has trained students of all fitness levels, from beginners to US Special Forces. She has […]

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“How Do I Get Started in Coaching?”

Today I’m going to do a little Q&A for a young person who wrote in and asked a simple question: How Do I Get Started Coaching? And if I’m being honest, the answer is pretty simple as well…BUT, you’ve got to watch the video to get that! After you’ve watched the video, here’s one small […]

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Mike and Bill Hartman Zoom Q&A Call Replay

Hey friend! Last week, Bill Hartman and I did an impromptu Q&A Call on Zoom. Now like I said, it was REALLY impromptu…considering we announced it 7 hours before we went live! But if you missed it there’s a ton of great stuff in here: Insights into how we prepped for the COVID-19 fallout, then […]

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Building Social vs. Financial Capital

Right now, everyone is struggling financially to some degree. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a trainer, coach, or fitness business owner, everyone is feeling the pinch. So if you can’t work on building financial capital, how can you continue to make strides in your business? Or better yet, how can you find ways to create […]

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Supersets: Theory, Practice and Application

Hey friend! In case you missed it, today I wanted to share with you a presentation I’ve recently created on the topic of supersets. You could’ve found this in one of two places: If you were on the Insider’s List for my most recent Complete Coach Certification, or If you were on the Coaches vs. […]

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Aaron Guyett on Habits, Rituals, and Discipline

Aaron Guyett is an entrepreneur, educator, retired Marine Corps Staff Sargeant, and devoted husband and father. Aaron founded the Innovative Results Fitness Playground after he served at the Corps, and, after becoming a Battle Ropes Master Coach for Onnit Academy, founded Battle Ropes Education, now part of Living.Fit. Aaron is dedicated to developing “leaders of […]

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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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John Noonan on Sacrifices, Success and Mentorship

John Noonan is a Consultant, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Director of Noonan Performance. John has worked with professional youth, seniors, and international athletes from wide a range of performance sports – from professional football (soccer), rugby union/league, boxing, hockey, golf, and motorsport racing. Since his early childhood, John has always had a fascination with […]

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