Push Back. Hard.

6 months. That’s about how long it takes to get strong, and it’s well worth it. You won’t regret getting strong because you’ll exist more optimally inside a strong body. Clothes fit better, you’ll have more confidence, and even though you don’t care now, wait till your Squat goes up. You’ll love it. You already…

Women’s workouts should make you smile.

I have a wonderful client that is a well-known Raleigh TV news personality. Out of respect for her, we will keep her name confidential but I’m sure you’ve seen her. She is progressing quickly with our body transformation program. She told me about a recent Boot Camp she attended. They beat the life out of…

How Your Tush Affects Weight Loss

Let’s get right to it. Your butt matters. So much so that I can predict much of your physical fitness potential by how much you can engage, squeeze, and contract your precious tush.   It’s ostensibly bad for business for me to go around squeezing my client’s rear ends to see if their glutes are…

Why women should consider Kettlebells

Kettlebells have their critics. But believe me, I am done fighting the fight to defend them. I let the results my folks get speak for themselves. In almost 20 years of training hundreds of different bodies, I have never seen a negative result. Swing, Snatch, and Clean the bells several times a week and you…

Women’s Fitness- What does it really take?

I think people know the truth when they hear it, so here goes. The landscape is littered with well-intentioned people looking to trim, tone, sculpt, lose weight and do all the things they are supposed to be doing. They embark on their fitness journey, “I am finally going to lose 50 lbs, and I mean…

A Lesson from Louis Vuitton…

I am the last guy you’d expect to own a Louis Vuitton product. In my line of work I am in hoodies, lifting shoes, and Rehband sleeves that keep my knees warm. I have a big, obnoxious beard, a slick bald head and a face that frightens children. One year my wife Rana bought me…

Compliance Matters

A huge challenge faced by strength and conditioning coaches is the question of compliance. What will someone do, will they follow the program, and will they eat properly? Part of my job is to design programs that get results; the other part is to make sure that they actually get done. Whether you are training…

If you do anything- Do this.

     Why do people start a training program? To get in shape? To be healthier? To look fabulous? To relieve the guilt of not exercising? It could be any of them, or perhaps it’s something else. Whatever their reason, they should train for strength. I have to admit, this is a tough sell. Usually, getting…

The downside of being a Trainer

  By the time most people find me, they have an idea of what they want in a trainer. And they know what they don’t want. Bands and balls and cables and trickygadgets have lost their appeal. They are tired, as I am, of hearing about core, stability training, and the many drawbacks of gluten….