Training With A Chronic Illness

I had another awesome opportunity to write a guest post for Dean Somerset’s blog. If you haven’t yet read his stuff, you should do yourself a favor and start today. He is extremely intelligent and posts useful and so-that’s-why-that-happens type stuff. If you have a chronic illness or recovered from a long-term injury, I hear ya. Most of fitness literature out there focuses on on training methods to get stronger, bigger, leaner, healthier, etc.,– which is exactly what you’d expect an industry called “fitness” to talk about. There is, however, a small-ish (or perhaps not- so- small) portion of the population that has some form of chronic illness. Training for us is, well, different. My aim with this post is […]

How The Powerlifts and Sport(s) Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Few things combine so fantastically as peanut butter and jelly. Oreos and milk. Spaghetti and meatballs. Jedis and lightsabers. Powerlifts and sports are up there in the hall of fame. But Kelsey, whatever do you mean? I had the opportunity to wax poetically over at my friend Tony Gentilcore’s blog today. Continue reading HERE.

Improve Performance By Doing Less

Some days it seems that gravity is stronger than others. You know, the weights feel heavier, you feel sluggish, and it’s an effort to get yourself through your warm-up. Or maybe you’re in the middle of the season and you have a rigorous game schedule; being tired and worn-out is not an option nor is being sore. You still want to train but what can you do in the gym that’s NOT going to set you back? Dan John calls them “punch the clock” workouts. Get in, hit 1-2 main movements, maybe an accessory exercise or two and get out. For example: Deadlift 2×4 or 3×3 Step Back Lunge 2×8/side Rows  2×8 Pushups 2×10 Or: Squat 2×5 Bench Press 2×5 Chin […]