Training Around Pain

Training Around Pain

Sometimes, whether it's self-induced or just life-induced, we get aches and pain that manifest in the weight room. Whether it’s a sore knee, a bum ...

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Bar Velocity Drop Off

Bar Velocity Drop Off

We have all experienced it, during a set we start off moving the weight relatively fast, but as we approach the last couple reps, the speed of move...

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Load-Velocity Relationships

Load-Velocity Relationships

Assuming we are trying to move a weight as fast as possible regardless of how heavy the weight is, what we soon realize is that the heavier the loa...

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Velocity-Specific Training

Velocity-Specific Training

Velocity specific adaptation is the idea that the speed we train at is the speed we get better at, assuming we are always trying to move the bar as...

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Auto-Regulation

Auto-Regulation

The concept of auto-regulation is pretty straightforward. Auto-regulation, often referred to as flexible periodization or agile periodization, is t...

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Heart rate variability (HRV) is a reflection of your autonomic nervous system. Your autonomic nervous systems is made up of two branches, your para...

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One Workout Can Set You Back

One Workout Can Set You Back

More times that not, avid gym goers don’t like to miss days. We get it, training is fun, it’s an outlet, it’s a form of therapy. However, there rea...

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Post-Activation Potentiation

Post-Activation Potentiation

The concept of post activation potentiation is a fancy way of saying doing one exercise raises the potential of performing the next exercise. For e...

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Training vs Working Out

Training vs Working Out

Training is a form of working out, but working out isn’t always a form of training. It’s kind of like that old saying of “a square is always a rect...

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What’s Lacking?

What’s Lacking?

Training for specific lifts is just as much of an art as it is a science. For example, there are lots of technical aspects that one needs to learn ...

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Isolation Training

Isolation Training

Isolation training is the idea of simply targeting a single muscle group by “isolating” the join through which it creates contraction. In simplest ...

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