Lift Heavier and Run Faster Using This Drill

Lift Heavier and Run Faster Using This Drill

What drill you say?

The box drill.

What is the box drill??

A drill that involves a box. What else would it be???

Seriously though, it’s a simple and incredible effective way to warm up before your workouts. And, as an added bonus, it lets you measure how fresh (or fried) your central nervous system (CNS) is.

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The “Perfect” Hoax

The “Perfect” Hoax

I sipped on my beer.

He was telling me how he had made some changes to his plan for playing professional baseball. He had his shit together, that was obvious. But I could tell by the way he explained things that he wasn’t sure about his choices.

“Listen,” I as I took another sip.”You can sit here and debate with yourself about the best training program all day, but you’re not going to get anywhere from just that.”

He was making the same mistake I was making at 22. Searching for the “perfect” program. Thinking that adding more was the answer, and trying to work every single muscle into every workout. It’s frustrating, I know.

“You need to stop trying to create the perfect program and start doing the optimal program.”

Nobody is perfect, right? That doesn’t stop the vast majority of people involved with fitness to still reach for it. It’s an end goal, though a damn near impossible end goal, but it motivates people to get in the gym and on the track, so I’m not going to knock it too much.

Sometimes, though, perfect becomes an obsession. This time, I will judge. And try to get it into your head that you’re wasting your time.

Obsessing over being “perfect” is just an excuse to bask in mediocrity.

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Sprints + Bodyweight: AKA Get Your Ass Outside

Sprints + Bodyweight: AKA Get Your Ass Outside

Today we have a straight up workout article for two reasons…

1) Since Friday I’ve been too busy watching the Track and Field events of the Olympics. And the Mens 200 (arguably my favorite event) starts today, for those who give a damn.

2) It’s the tail end of summer. The ability to chill outside for the sole reason being “it’s summer” is slowly falling away. And that makes me a sad Mike.

Everything outside is better than it’s counterpart that is done inside. Example…would you rather cook in your kitchen or fire up your grill to cook some dead animals? [Read more…]

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…]

4 Tactics to Gain Super Human Speed

4 Tactics to Gain Super Human Speed

So, this article was originally written for Steve Kamb and his fitness nerd empire over at Nerd Fitness. Since Steve is notorious for being awesome and traveling all over the world it took him some time to get back to me.

Anywho, Steve is back from running around the world and randomly playing James Bond, so this article has been moved to Nerd Fitness. Just click below to go there now.

The Flash Workout: How to Gain Superhuman Speed

While you’re there make sure you check it his other articles (all insanely entertaining) and hit up the forums (words can’t describe how much information you can get from his readers).