There is nothing in the rule books that say that training in the gym for BMX has to be done with a Barbell. To the body, movement is movement. The tool you're using for training isn't as important as the principles behind it. This is fantastic because it allows us to get a little creative and spice our training.   With…

In my never ending pursuit to provide you guys with better core exercises than crunches, I bring you the Offset Plank. The crunch was sooo 1990's. Since then we have figured out that there are better ways to train the core. While the crunch does strengthen the Rectus abdominis (6 pack muscles), it does so in a fairly non-functional way…

I know I say this for most podcasts, but this is one of my favorite interviews I've ever done. Julian (Jools) Allen is not only an interesting dude, with tons of BMX experience, great tips, funny stories, but also a fantastic British accent. We chat about who has the best bacon - British, Canadians, or Americans? Also sending big jumps,…

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…

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