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How to Perform the Half-Kneeling Lat Pulldown

One of the biggest issues I see with clients and athletes alike is a lack of mobility. Whether it’s their hips or shoulders, these key areas can make or break how you move and feel. So how about one exercise that can work to address both of these common problem areas? The half-kneeling lat pulldown […]

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Get Off That Right Side with the Offset Split-Squat!

One of the biggest issues we see with clients and athletes alike is a tendency to get “stuck” on their right leg. So while most would assume just “doing more single-leg work” would fix the issue, unless you offset the load, you can actually just reinforce the asymmetry! If you struggle to load the left […]

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The Best Hip Flexor Stretch and Glute Bridge Combo?

When I first started working in the gym, I used to love a good hip flexor stretch and glute bridge combo. I felt like the hip flexor stretch did an awesome job of “stretching” my “tight” hip flexors and the glute bridge was fantastic for “activating” my glutes. Now while the rationale, thought process, and […]

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Reverse Crunches Too Easy? Step Up to the Dragon Flag!

So reverse crunches are awesome…we’ve already addressed that. In previous editions we’ve unpacked how to perform both the standard reverse crunch, as well as the reverse crunch to press out. (And if you missed the previous installments, check them out here: How to Reverse Crunch and The Reverse Crunch to Press Out.) So if you’re […]

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The Reverse Crunch to Press Out

If you’re on this site, you probably already know I’m a huge fan of the reverse crunch. And while it can be difficult initially, in a lot of cases, it also gets easy fairly quickly as well. So if you want to upgrade that core training, you need to try the reverse crunch to press […]

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How and When to Use “Ramp” Days

One of the biggest issues my clients and athletes used to suffer from was having crappy workouts on Monday. Were they having too much fun on the weekend? Not recovering enough? Or was there something I was missing? It wasn’t until I started tracking the recovery of my clients and athletes that I realized what […]

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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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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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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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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 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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