A Huge Strength Training Mistake

(Embarrassing story) When I started lifting, I made a lot of beginner workout mistakes. I used to go to the gym early on in high school and break up my days by body part. Next I would do 3 sets of 8 reps of every exercise I chose and moved on. No wonder why I was weak!

Continue Reading →

Restoration Methods and Farm Strength

I’ve been busy contributing to other sites, as well as maintaining Synergy Athletics.  Check out my recent guest posts on other sites! Top 6 Recovery And Restoration Methods – an expansion of my original post here.  Found over at one of the top strength sites on the net – Elitefts. Farm Strength and Strongman Training…

Continue Reading →

Squatting At Elitefts With Dave Tate

A few months back I went to Ohio with Jim Smith of the Diesel Crew.  We benched and squatted at Westside with Louie, visited Rob Pilger’s Boxing Gym, and hung out with some seriously strong people at Elitefts.  In this video we are squatting at Elite’s compound.  Dave Tate just moved the gym closer to their…

Continue Reading →

Plyometrics For the UPPER body?!

I know many of you already know the importance of dynamic effort upper body movements, but I think it deserves repeating.  I have ran into trainers that ONLY train lower body with plyometrics and leave the upper body just for strength or size development….BIG MISTAKE. Most sports require some sort of quick and powerful movement…

Continue Reading →

Chain Training – Article on Elitefts

Yesterday, Elite posted one of my articles on their site – read the full CHAIN TRAINING. Exerpt: ___________________________________________________ Initially used for accommodating resistance, chains help take into account the body’s natural strength curve. Many people have become familiar with this concept over the last few years as chains have become increasingly popular. People also like…

Continue Reading →

Colgate University Strength Training

The Colgate University weightroom was recently redone by EliteFts and was looking great.  Rusty Burney, the strength coach, was a gracious host and let John and I come up and check it out.  We talked with Rusty for 30-40 minutes about the direction of college weight training.   I saw some definite pluses from 6…

Continue Reading →

What I Learned From Donovan McNabb.

Love him, hate him, or don’t care, there is always things to be learned from professional athletes.  A few years ago I “played” a Philidelphia Eagle for a Campbell Soup commercial with Donovan and his mother.  I wrote a quick article over on EliteFts explaining some of the information that I took away from the…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 2