What is the Tripod Foot?

The best movers have the strongest feet, and yet so many of us treat the foot like an afterthought when lifting. If you’re serious about improving your main lifts – the squat, deadlift – and every other exercise in between, you must get reacquainted with the tripod foot. Not only will this activate the muscles, joints, ligaments in the foot, …

3 Tweaks That Spice Up Your Workouts

I’ve been training people since 2011 and have come to learn that there are two types of trainees: Those that over value the things that account for merely 1% of the results Those that under estimate that things that account for 99% of the results Things like supplements, booty bands, and novelty are over hyped and over valued in the …

Better Core Training with Bear Crawl Variations

When it comes to core training, the choices and variations are endless. Deadbugs, farmer’s carry, planks, and crawls appear in my programming and my clients’ programs literally always.  Not a single crunch in sight!  The bear crawl in particular is one of my favorites to play with because it challenges and ignites muscles that the majority of people need, including: …

Bridging the Gap Between Effort and Struggle

There is far too much hype given to “the struggle.” The mental and emotional struggle of starting a business and making it successful.  The physical struggle of overcoming an illness or serious injury.  The political, cultural, and economic struggles of our present time. Sometimes, “the struggle” is a necessary part of achieving something great, developing greater self-awareness, or overcoming a …

The Most Optimal Rest Period for Strength and Muscle Growth

How long should you rest? If you train with me in-person or through BarbellSTRONG coaching (BSC), my 4 month online strength & hypertrophy program, you’ll always know exactly how long to rest between sets. Rest periods are the most underrated training variable yet an easy one to track. Most people overestimate the time they’ve spent resting between sets and end …