Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Importance of Squatting

The Importance of Squatting

Recently there’s been a debate among fitness professionals about whether or not back squatting is necessary.  The “functional” people may have you believe only single leg work is necessary.  The “old school” people or those with backgrounds in powerlifting and olympic lifting won’t listen to a word about cutting squats out of a program.  Depending… Read more

Why just be fat

Why just be fat

Why just be fat…. When you can be fat AND uncomfortable?? This is a rhetorical question that I pose to everyone that performs hundreds of crunches and sit-ups to improve the aesthetic appeal of their midsection. The sorer the better, right?? WRONG! Research has been good to us in this area-Spot reduction is not possible!… Read more

Why you hurt

Why you hurt

Since a lot of my background is in injury prevention, I get questions all the time about preventing and rehabbing injuries, as well as the “when I do this, this hurts” questions.  The two most common ones: 1) My shoulder hurts after I bench 2)  My low back hurts after I deadlift Both are extremely… Read more

The Secret to Successful Sports Training (over a dozen videos inside!)

The Secret to Successful Sports Training (over a dozen videos inside!)

Do you think all athletes should train the same? Before answering that question, think about differences in the power, speed, strength, range of motion, coordination and conditioning demands of the sport and various positions within a sport. The key to successful training is specificity. I’m a hockey guy so I’ll use that as an example…. Read more

Elite Level Ice Hockey Training Program

Elite Level Ice Hockey Training Program

I have a gift for those of you that have invested in Hockey Training U’s Off-Ice Performance Training Course.  Details below… I just started a new job as the Director of Athletic Development at Endeavor Fitness in Sewell, NJ.  The facility is awesome.  Check out the pictures on their site www.EndeavorFit.com.  If you live anywhere… Read more