Archives for July 2012

How to Get Your Sprint On

How to Get Your Sprint On

Stella got her groove back. B.O.B. turned his beast mode back on. And Brett Favre made one of the most impressive comebacks the NFL has seen (wait…what??)

But what about you?

You used to sprint. You used to run fast and chase things. You used to not sit on your ass all day getting fatter, weaker, and generally more bowling ball like.

Get your groove back…get your sprint on my friend.  [Read more…]

Sprinting = Awesome

Sprinting = Awesome

If you were to take a look at the training templates I create for all of my clients, you’ll see that 99.999999% of them include some sort of sprinting. The only time you won’t see it is when that person physically cannot sprint/run/jump.

In the most basic of terms, sprinting is speed. Or velocity. Or being fast as fuck.

But, and this is why most people discount sprinting, you don’t have to compare how fast you are to the fastest people in the world. By doing so you will ALWAYS be slow…in comparison. [Read more…]

WTF are Macronutrients? Pt. 2

WTF are Macronutrients? Pt. 2

If there was ever a “villain” among the macronutrients, dietary fat would probably be your first guess as to who it was. It’s been blamed for everything from heart disease, to clogged arteries, to just plain making you fat.

Drop your low fat dressing and toss out that bag of no fat cheesy poofs. Dietary fat is a necessary macronutrient (they all are to one extent or another) and is much, MUCH more beneficial than most people would have you think. [Read more…]

Embarassing Myself at the US Bobsled/Skeleton Combine [UPDATED]

Embarassing Myself at the US Bobsled/Skeleton Combine [UPDATED]

Last week at this time I was running my fist 60m sprint at Lake Placid High School. As I was warming up and practicing my starts, I could look one way and watch random bush planes take off for remote parts of the Adirondack Mountains. Then I could look the other way and see the massive towers that were built for the Ski Jump events of the 1980 Winter Olympics. [Read more…]

Mobility Part 2

Mobility Part 2

In the last article about mobility I  touched on a few of the baseline tests you should be doing to see where you stand. Every two weeks I’ll film myself going through these tests, as well as taking the same pictures I used in the Assess Yourself post. These metrics have given me a much, much better insight into how my body moved and lets me fine tune my assistance exercises and warm ups to focus on where I need to improve.

So, after you go through the three tests from the last post you can use these exercises to improve your mobility in those areas.

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Feelin’ The Rythm…

…and the rhyme.

Last workout before heading to Lake Placid for the USA Bobsled combine.

Full warmup, crisp reps, and powerful movements. No need to go all out just yet.