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The Carry

The final foundational movement pattern I include in my training programs is the carry. This movement pattern focuses on lifting a heavy object and walking with it. Heavy carries are great for buildin…
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The Lunge Pattern

The lunge or single leg movement pattern might be one of the least used patterns among people I have worked with. Everyone is so focused on doing everything on two-feet (bilateral) rather than utilizi…
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The Pull

Next up on the foundational movement patterns is the pull. The pull consists of pulling the weight or object toward your body. This movement, like the push, has vertical and horizontal variations. The…
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The Push Pattern

The third foundational movement pattern is the push. The push can be broken into the horizontal push pattern and the vertical push pattern. This is probably the most popular upper body movement but wh…
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The Squat

Squatting is one of the foundational movement patterns along with the hip hinge, push, pull, lunge and carry. As human beings, we squat throughout our entire lives. From a baby first learning to stand…
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The Hip Hinge

I program based on the foundational movement patterns: hip hinge, squat, push, pull, lunge, and carry. I am going to write a blog series on each of the movements. First up is the hip hinge. The hip hi…
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Embrace the Journey

Are you stuck looking for the quick fix to lose weight? Do you want to add ten pounds of muscle overnight? Well let’s face it, goals like these or other fitness and nutrition-related goals will not ha…
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Supplements I Recommend

What supplements should I take? Do I need to take supplements? What is the best supplement? These are just a few of the questions I get a lot from clients and people I speak with about fitness and nut…
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Gain Mass on a Budget

The other day I was asked by a D3 college athlete, “how can I put on mass on a college budget?” He doesn’t want to put on the typical college weight from eating crap and drinking beer either. He…
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