Posts in the Category "Training"


Deadlift cues for pulling Conventional and Sumo

The deadlift is often called the “King of all Lifts” as it is one of the best “bang for your buck” multi-joint, compound lifts you can do. It doesn’t get any simpler than pulling a heavy barbell off the floor. Whether you prefer to pull “conventional” or “sumo” here are a couple of excellent cues.. Read more →


The cardiovascular benefits of strength training

I trained earlier today and used this new Polar watch I finally pulled the trigger on purchasing. In 73 minutes I burned over 700 calories, kept an average heart rate of 67% age predicted maximum and peaked at 93% of age predicted maximum. Keep in mind, this was a STRENGTH training workout and close to.. Read more →


A resistance training workout you can do with limited equipment

Yesterday I posted a bike-based interval workout perfect for situations when you find yourself in a time pinch and/or while traveling and having to rely on a hotel gym with limited equipment. Today, I want to highlight a resistance training workout you can fall back on when you find yourself in less than ideal situations.. Read more →




Coach Nic talks about the importance of glute training

These pics were taken the days following Easter weekend and there is about a 2 pound difference between each one. I personally use the definition in my glutes as a gauge to determine how much water/fat I am holding. The glutes are comprised of three main muscles; gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Besides.. Read more →