Reaching Your Potential Requires Learning from Defeats

Question: My son has been evaluated by a training company and they estimated that he could end up being 6′ 5″. He currently is 6’2″ and 220 pounds and fifteen years old. Should he train a couple of days a week in addition to what they have him doing at school to reach his potential? […]

Tire Flipping Workout Creates Explosiveness…

Question: What makes tire workouts so effective? I did a tire workout last week and it nearly beat me, but other than just exhausting me, how is flipping or rolling a tire going to help me in football? Answer: It depends on the size of the tire, and the tire size should be appropriate for […]

Getting in Shape for 2016

Question: I need a simple plan to get started working out this year. What should I do to improve my fitness and lose weight? Answer: There are four pillars of a solid fitness plan beginning with drinking water. Have coffee, milk or whatever beverage you prefer in the morning, as long as it’s not an […]

Key to Keeping the Weight Off This Time…

Question: My New Year’s resolution is like a lot of others. I need to lose weight and this time keep it off. I lost 25 pounds this year but added it back on as my old habits emerged. How can I do this and make it stick? Answer: Obviously, you did something right to lose […]

How Do Reps Build Muscle?

Question: I don’t understand how high reps can build muscle. If you’re doing 15 reps per set, isn’t that for “cutting”? Shouldn’t I do more low reps for building mass? Answer: The ideal method for building muscle is actually a combination of the two systems. One of the most densely built bodybuilders of the ’90s, […]

Eating the Right Breakfast to Gain Weight

Question: I need to gain weight now that I’m in the off-season. I am not a big fan of breakfast and get bored eating the same thing all the time. How can I keep some variety in breakfast and get the protein I need? Answer: One of the “problems” people have with breakfast is that […]

Should I Use a Weight Gain Supplement?

Question: I am trying to gain weight and plan to order a weight gain supplement. Is there a particular one that is better? Should I just try to eat more? Answer: Weight gain supplements are fine as long as they are used supplement to your meals. Too often they are consumed in place of a […]

Softball Workout for Late Twenties

Question: I would like to get back in shape for softball. I’m in my late 20’s and haven’t trained much since high school. What should I do to get back to being able to throw one from centerfield to home plate again? Answer: One good thing is you’re not in your late thirties and asking […]

Lacrosse Training and Workout

Question: I am training for lacrosse season which is still three months away. How much should I be running? I ran cross country to try to stay in shape and improve my conditioning but now that’s over. Answer: Lacrosse, like soccer, requires non-stop running. Lacrosse also requires a strong core to ward off defenders and […]

When to Return to Training After Shoulder Surgery

Question: I am in the final two weeks of rehab on my shoulder after having surgery. Should I return to normal training except for shoulders? Answer: That’s a question that is answered better by your PT. Give that person a call before you try to do anything with your previously injured shoulder. You can train […]