Should you stretch tight muscles? Probably not. Most of the time, the muscles we perceived as tight are already stretched too long. Stretching the tight muscle is most likely not the solution to long-term relief Do you find yourself stretching muscles that are chronically tight and painful? Like your neck, hip flexors, back, hips, IT bands, hamstrings? Do you ever…

It's so sad to see anyone go through what Sam Willoughby is dealing with right now. You never know when something like this could happen and totally change your life. If anyone can make a full recovery from such a freak accident, it's Sam. If you haven't donated yet, here's your chance. Anyone that buys one of my 3 Month…

One of the most important, if not the most important parts of BMX is the gate start. We train to have a stronger start all the time, but how often do you train your reaction time? I mean, you do to a certain degree when you do a gate start. But often you are thinking much more about all the other…

Hey guys, this will be a quickie but it can be very helpful for many of you guys in the gym. We're talking about the Deadlift today. It's one of the "Big 3" exercises that are very popular and often performed poorly. With these tips, you will be sure you're performing the Deadlift correctly!   In this video, we will…

Often my articles are about ways to make you or your child better over time. Let's face it. You don't reap your rewards from training instantly. It's the accumulation of work, rest and the bodies natural process of supercompensation that allows us to improve. If you want instant results, then you need to focus more on developing skills. And to…

Every Tuesday - Friday morning, my alarm goes off at 4:26am. I search around for my phone, turn off the alarm and head into the bathroom to take a shower. As the water heats up I go to the Podcast Addict app on my phone and download my favorite podcasts. Typically I will download The Adam Carolla show, The Fighter…

When people say core training, people still think of crunches. It's one of those things that just won't die in the fitness industry. Fitness magazines still put them on the cover. There are crunch challenges on Facebook and Pinterest. It's not that if you do a crunch you are a bad person or your spine will explode. It's that there are…

With our busy lives we just don't have time for super long and drawn out workout sessions in the gym. At certain times of the year our BMX training is more gym heavy, but during the season, sometimes a quickie is all you have time for. Remember that scene in the movie Something About Mary? 7 Minute Abs?! If you…

These are two of my favorite exercises for anyone... especially athletes. If you ask many fitness professionals where we need more mobility they would probably say hips and Thoracic Spine. I would also say, the older we get, the more we should be working on those two areas every day. The other thing we need to emphasize as we age…

Hey everyone, I've been on vacation this past week so no new training articles but expect some new stuff next week! A couple from my gym travels to Mexico each year to build houses for families in poor neighborhoods. After Mexico I planned to spend a few days in LA with a friend. This is just some of the things I…

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