Burst Workouts – Adding Extra Workouts to Team Workouts

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Question: I am training with the football team and as effective as that is, it just doesn’t add the mass I need to handle the contact on the football field. Is there anything I can do to maximize my training in addition to the workouts I do with the team? Answer: The first concern of […]

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Maximizing Training Results Requires Vision and Planning

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Question: I tried your leg training routine last week and I couldn’t walk well for a week. Should I change my workout every week to maintain variety to keep shocking my muscles? Answer: Changing your training for the sake of variety isn’t enough. While it does help and makes sense on the surface, simple exercise […]

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Increase Bench Press Reps

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Question: I have summer football combines in June and one of the events I have trouble doing well is the bench press for reps. I do 300 pounds for a one rep max but don’t do well for reps. I heard you helped the player at the Shrine Bowl combine who did 40 reps. What […]

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Training While Protecting Existing Injury

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Question: I was a collegiate athlete and sustained injuries during that time which now inhibit my ability to train heavy. I train three days a week alternating upper and lower body. I do cardio on the treadmill four times a week. With that I have lost weight but would like to drop another fifteen pounds. […]

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Physique Division of Bodybuilding Competition

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Question: I was considering competing in the Physique division of one of the bodybuilding competitions in the area this year. My job requires that I have above average strength and flexibility so I thought that would be more suitable for me. What should I focus on to train for this? Answer: Let’s clarify that the […]

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Off Season Football Training and Goals

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Question: I want to be the best I can be. I am willing to train seven days a week if necessary to get there. How many days a week do you recommend for getting ready for football in August? Answer: Seven days is going to be a bit much for a young high school student. […]

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Weight Workout for Swimming

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Question: Is there a weight workout that is helpful for swimming? Answer: Weight training is beneficial for swimming but the idea is not to train exclusively heavy to get stronger. You need a variety of rep systems to improve muscle strength, muscle endurance and always work on flexibility. Core work is essential with an exercise […]

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Getting More Defined Arms and Shoulders

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Question: I want to be more defined in my arms and shoulders. What is the best way to do that without losing a lot of weight? I need to maintain my weight for football but I want to look better as well. Answer: Getting defined, or ripped, is predominantly a weight loss, body fat loss […]

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Do Not Change Routine Simply for the Sake of Change

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Question: I keep reading that variety is important in training. Does that mean you have to use different exercises every time you work a body part? Answer: Variety certainly is the spice in training. You should use only a little spice to flavor a dish or meal because using too much just makes you taste […]

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Adding Size After Football Season

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Question: I want to add size now that football is over. My goal is to build ten to fifteen pounds of muscle by August of next year. I have weightlifting at school and wondered if it is going to be too much if I train after school as well because at school we really don’t […]

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