Improve Your Vertical with this Explosive Workout

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Question: I didn’t make the basketball team this year. I know what I need to work on: more vertical and more speed. What are some exercises I can do to improve my vertical? Answer: We trained a high school basketball player over the past eight weeks during which his vertical improved four inches. The key […]

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Eat Your Greens – That’s an Order!

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Question: I don’t like green foods. I couldn’t say it’s the color or the texture or why but I just don’t want to eat them. What is so important about vegetables that you should eat them every day? Answer: Not only should you eat green food every day you probably should find some way to […]

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Nuts – The Nutritional Pluses and Minuses

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Queston: I like to eat nuts but probably eat too many of them. How much should I eat and which nuts are the best to eat. Should I eat them roasted or raw? Answer: Nuts are a great snack but they are a calorie dense food. While they offer good nutrition for the calories they […]

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Baseball Workout – Drop the Bench Press!

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Question: I’m 14 and have been going to the gym to get stronger for baseball. I’m struggling with getting my bench press better. Do you have any advice for getting a bigger bench? Answer: Your determination to improve your bench press is admirable but misguided if your end goal is to become a better baseball […]

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Do I Really Need 8 to 10 Hours of Sleep?

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Question: I usually get six hours of sleep a night. My coach says I need more and I know growth occurs during my sleep but if I feel ok do I need more sleep? Answer: You are correct that growth does occur during R.E.M. sleep which is the time our minds and bodies are in […]

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Maintaining Intensity in Crowded Gyms

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Question: I use your system of alternating exercises to maximize my training efforts and minimize my time in the gym but since I moved to a larger city the gym I’m in is so crowded that it’s almost impossible to have two pieces of equipment in use. How can I use one exercise at a […]

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Protein for Lactose Sensitivity that’s NCAA OK?

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Question: I am a collegiate athlete and I use a whey isolate protein because of my lactose sensitivity. Regular whey protein does not sit well in my stomach. One of the trainers at school said I was only allowed to use the brand the school provided because it was certified by the NCAA. It kills […]

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Baseball Off-Season Workout

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Question: I play baseball and have only a few more weeks of fall ball before our off season. I wanted to know what exercises you thought were the more productive for improving throwing speed and bat speed? Answer: Randy Hadley, a good friend and amazing trainer in Orlando, who’s client list includes MLB players and […]

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Building a Better, Stronger Back

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Question: I’m looking for a killer back routine to add to my training. What are some cool exercises I can do to build a better back? Answer: Interesting question. To build a better back, first look at the muscle groups that compose the back from a bodybuilding viewpoint. You have the lats, spinal erectors, teres […]

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Time Management for Workouts

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Question: I’m spending way too much time in the gym and haven’t been able to complete my workouts. By too much, I mean over two hours. Do you have a shorter routine that won’t take as long to complete and is effective? I’m usually do five different exercises per large body part with three to […]

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