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How to Coach a Successful Seminar When it comes to the strength and conditioning world, I am still a baby in this career field. Not only that but also this career field itself is still in its infancy stages with less than 40 years of development.

Is Your Winning Culture Broken? Without a culture, we are just hamsters on a wheel. Working hard and going nowhere. Our teams may train hard and get after it, but year after year, they will fall short on the playing field. Why is that? I ask myself this question all of the time, and I know it has to do with culture.

Better Yourself As I write this entry, most of the world is living in isolation due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet, while the pandemic has been devastating in many ways, I urge you to turn a negative into a positive by working on something that you've neglected before.

Shawn Ray Gets In The Last Word! IFBB Hall of Fame Bodybuilder, "Sugar" Shawn Ray has never shied away from speaking his peace. Just recently, he did what some have called a highly controversial interview for Valuetainment, creating many waves in the fitness industry.

Essential Businesses ONLY: Liquor Stores Open and Gyms Closed? Governors are out there telling everyone that all non-essential businesses are to lock their doors and cease operations for the time being. But guess what's open? The liquor stores. I kid you not. Meanwhile, they have forced gyms closed over this whole mess.

Train Your Closet Bodybuilder This Off-Season But why not have a dedicated cycle to focus on that while transitioning out of some downtime? If you take the week off before the meet and another week off after, you are now two weeks down, with another just to get back into the swing of things.

Explosive Strength and Plyometric Options for Upper Body: How and When to Implement Them Originally published in January of 2019. Below is the typical training set-up for our athletes' upper body days. Each number is a lane. It is set up this way to help keep things organized when planning training.

Layne Norton on Training at Home, Pandemic Dieting, Overcoming Fear, and More The only thing anybody is talking about right now as it continues to upend life as we knew it and highlight all the things we've been taking for granted, like eating at the local pizza joint, walking more than 100 steps per day, and oh, I don't know, being able to leave the fucking house.

Full-body workouts vs. bro splits If you've been following my work for a while, you know I've long been a proponent.

Serious Training Considerations for COVID-19 All of a sudden you will practice "better form"? Not likely. That argument is like listening to a drunk person rationalize driving home intoxicated but insisting they will be "extra careful" because they are smashed. I don't buy it. Then there is the inherent risk of the load itself.

Keep it Simple and Keep Pushing With much of the world in quarantine, home workouts have never been more popular. As a result, my inbox has been flooded with questions from people who are confused about what to do at home. With that in mind, let me use this time to remind you that the work itself does not need to be complicated.

Dexter Jackson May Not Call the Olympia His Farewell Show In the interview, Dexter said he didn't want to diet for another eight weeks following the Olympia, but Patrick quickly corrected him with the actual dates of the shows. Mentally and physically, Dexter seems to be worn out from competing.

LISTEN: Dave Tate and JM Blakley Discuss Their Powerlifting Careers Ending How do you know when it's time to quit? A lot of competitors don't want to quit. They also don't want to hang around if they know they can't increase their total. The simple solution: don't admit you have a problem. Beware, eventually, it starts to get impossible to deny the toll that has been taken on your body.

Seven Rules of Customer Engagement for Personal Training I wanted to know the similarities between college coaching and private sector training, so I asked Curtis to write out his rules of personal training. Here they are in Curtis's words:. One of the first things you need to do as a personal trainer is to establish healthy relationships with your clients.

How to Get Those 6-Pack Abs by Lee Labrada But there are things that you can do right now to improve your abdominals.How to Get Six-Pack AbsDeveloping hard, defined abdominals is a function of both exercise and diet. You must build the abdominal muscles first with resistance exercise and then strip off the fat layer hiding them with a nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse diet.

Emergency Home Gym 101 We are on a budget and in a hurry and we don't have the space, we just need stuff to press, hoist, lift with and not break the bank. If you have any Olympic plates laying around, you can put them on these handles. These handles are 12 pounds by themselves.

How Landon Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 20 Pounds Landon lost 20 pounds and got stronger on my Bigger Leaner Stronger program!

World Famous Strongmen To Try Bodybuilding? The worlds of strongman and bodybuilding were buzzing as Brian Shaw's decision to throw his hat into bodybuilding went viral. Towering at 6'8, the 4x World's Strongest Man, isn't about to shy away from a challenge. Shaw, who is very active on social media, has competed against 2017 World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall for years.

Q&A: Home Workouts, Eating at Night, Sacrificing Sleep, and More 24:03 - What are the best home workouts for maintaining muscle and strength? 31:52 - Is eating at night unhealthy and does it cause weight gain? 1:46 - What do I think about the coronavirus? 25:46 - What are the best home workouts for maintaining muscle and strength?

Dropping Weight as a Powerlifter This isn't an article outlining how to drop the bodyweight. Many of my teammates are far more qualified to teach you how to do that. I didn't do it on my own; I hired a diet coach and did exactly what I was told for a long time, learned a bunch, and continued to do what he taught me, albeit in a modified form now.

Looking to Have Some Supplement Fun This Easter? The holidays tend to be a time where people are a little more lackadaisical with their nutrition. Delicious desserts and chocolates seem to find their way onto your plate and before you know it, the scale starts creeping up. And when it comes to Easter, this holiday is no exception.

Home Gym Essentials on a Budget Setting up a home gym isn't cheap, but you can compile a few items for an incredibly effective home training session, and not break the bank. With some creativity, you can duplicate almost any exercise and maintain fitness levels during this crisis, or just have these things at home for extra sessions if you like.

Bodybuilding Superstars Using Instagram LIVE To Keep In Touch Olympia is Brandon Curry and he's doing an absolutely fantastic job traveling the world, talking to the fans, and making sure to keep everyone well-informed of the many things he's doing. Brandon is also a huge family man, sharing glimpses of that with the world.

Social Skill Integration Through Movement and Strength: Home Training Through witnessing a countless number of programs designed and implemented by individuals interested in creating positive change for children and young adults on the autism spectrum, I've seen remarkable advancements in social skills through an active, hands-on / experience-based approach.

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