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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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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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How Do You Get Better Buy-In on Resets?

One of the most common issues I hear from trainers and coaches alike is getting their clients and athlete to “buy-in” to doing resets, breathing, correctives, etc. And trust me – I know how it feels! It can be really tough to get your fast-paced, high-energy, or massively driven clients to slow down and do […]

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What is Physical Preparation?

What’s happening my friend…anything new? 😉 Of course, things are a little crazier across the world than usual. But with all that craziness, I’ve chosen to focus on the things that I have some control over. Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano used to say. “Control the Controllables” – and while it sounds a […]

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