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5 Tips for Writing Better Gen Pop Programs

Note from MR: Todd Bumgardner and Chris Merritt are two guys I truly respect in our industry. Not only are the life-long learners, but they’re also guys who simply “get” the training process. In this article, Todd is going to give you some fantastic ideas on how to write better gen pop programs. And while […]

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My Favorite Fat Loss Protocols

If November is all about Thanksgiving… …and December is all about Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa… …then January is all about the New Year, and of course, New Years Resolutions. Every day when I go to work at IFAST, I drive right by a huge commercial gym. The past three to four weeks, the parking […]

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How Long Should You Stay on a Program?

It may sound incredibly basic, but I get this question all the time from young and old trainees alike: How long should I stay on my program? It’s such a simple question – but like most things, the answer isn’t quite that simple! Let’s dig a bit deeper, and see how your goals directly affects […]

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The Cardio Competition

Note from MR: Last week in my 10 Nuggets post, Tip #10 was to make energy system training fun whenever possible. Jen Sinkler is someone I really respect in our industry, and with her background as a National caliber rugby player, I know she knows a thing or two about conditioning. If you want some […]

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4 Ways to Write Training Programs Faster

Back in the day when IFAST first opened, Bill and I were the first, last and only line of defense. We assessed every client personally. Wrote all their programs. And obviously, did all the coaching to boot. It was strange – I would be exhausted phyiscally at the end of the day (working from 5:45 […]

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Stress: The Real Epidemic

The following is a guest blog from my good friend Dan Brown. Enjoy! – MR ————— I was doing some research on energy systems and was looking at differences between animals and humans (yawn). With a few clicks of the mouse the next thing you know I was watching a gazelle being devoured by a […]

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Conflicting Goals and Unrealistic Expectations

“The goal is to keep the goal the goal.” – Dan John How many of you know someone with one of the following goals: “I’m going to get down to X% body fat this year.” “I’m going to squat, bench and/or deadlift a PR.” “This is the year where I put on the most size […]

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