Healthy Eating and Exercise are Necessary for Weight Loss

Question: I recently read an article that stated that exercise didn’t help with losing weight and that dieting only would do the job. Can you explain how that is true? Answer: First thing: you can’t out train a bad diet. We’ve been preaching that for years. The article didn’t explain in detail the research but […]

Does My Son Need Prework Drinks and Protein After Workout?

Question: My high school age son uses a preworkout drink before training and protein every day after he works out. Is that safe for him to use? Also he trains every day for 90 minutes. Is that excessive? Answer: Your son is highly motivated to train daily at home. Training for 90 minutes is a […]

How do we teach “heart”?

Question: As a new assistant coach at a high school I see the current generation of high school athletes. You have been training athletes for decades now. How do we teach these kids “heart”? Answer: The first step is to define “heart”. It is the innate drive and determination to never quit, never back down […]

How Not to Get Lost Training in a Big Box Gym

Question: I workout in a “big box gym” and have found myself overwhelmed by so many different pieces of equipment and training opinions. My progress has stalled from the distractions and I need a way to get focused. What can I change to get back on track? Answer: The benefits of larger training/fitness centers include […]

Fighting Back Against Painful Muscle Knots

Question: I get painful muscle knots in my legs and sometimes shoulders. These are painful and annoying. What is the best way to get rid of them and is there a way to prevent them? Answer: Those muscle knots are called myofacial trigger points. The general pattern they follow is up through the hamstring or […]

Tips for Increasing Bench Press

Question: Hey Daryl quick question. I’ve been going to the gym for about 4 months now and I feel like one the bench press I’ve hit a plateau and can’t get it up. All of my other chest and tricep workouts are increasing just not bench press. Any advice? Answer: While the muscles that are […]

Unconventional Explosive Football Leg Training

Question: I am looking for a way to condition my legs for football other than just doing more reps on conventional exercises. Any suggestions? Answer: If you’re looking for an unconventional training routine this one should fit perfectly. It combines unilateral explosiveness and muscle endurance. Muscle endurance is the ability to repeat a movement or […]

Productive Inside Walking

Question: Allergy season is here and I have to shift my walks from outdoors to indoors for a while. I really have a difficult time doing the cardio I need to do unless it’s outside. I am considering using the mall to get my walking done or as a last resort, the treadmill. Any suggestions […]

Exercsies After Shoulder Injury

Question: I recently completed rehab on my shoulder when I injured it in a fall. Nothing was torn, just a partial dislocation and general inflammation of the AC joint. I have returned to working out and can do most of the exercises I used to do with the exception of triceps Pressdowns and Skullcrushers. What […]

How to Add Muscle Mass for Athletes

Question: Which method of training is better to build muscle mass? Does heavy weight and less reps work better or less weight and more reps? I need to get bigger for basketball. I’ve gotten taller and skinnier in the last year. Answer: The fact that you’re growing upwards is a great thing for basketball. What […]