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Squats and Conditioning- 11/1/2015

Every Sunday is Squating Sunday!  I do front squats, back squats, then finish up with conditioning.  Everything in my training has been going really well lately and I am feeling ready for my strongman competition November 14th. Front Squat 110lbs x3 124lbs x3 145lbs x3 Squats 3×8 @160lbs EMOM (every minute on the minute) 8 […]

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How to prepare for your first power-lifting meet

As I have a lot of friends competing in their first power lifting meet on November 7th, I felt this article would be appropriate.  Here are a few tips and ways to help you feel ready come competition day along with a checklist I use to pack my things the night before. How to prepare […]

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Deload Week- Back and Biceps 10/13/2015

On my deload weeks I incorporate body building style training to allow my nervous system to recover and decrease the intensity of my workouts, but maintain high volume.  I can recover very easily from high volume.  It is also fun to work on my aesthetic goals every few weeks.  The weights are light and the […]

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Mindful Shopping, Especially at Health Food Stores

Shopping at health food stores is becoming more popular.  People are making conscious choices to eat anti-biotic free chicken and fresh vegetables, which is fantastic.  There is a definitive shift towards making more healthy food choices and making nutrition education more readily available.  I love shopping at Trader Joe’s.  Everyone who knows me knows that I […]

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Lower Body Training- Squats 8/25/2015

My squat days are short and sweet!  The focus is really training moderate-heavy squats for reps.  I have started doing a lot of paused front squats to help build my strength for strongman events.  They are tough, but for some reason I love them more than regular front squats Paused Front Squats 110lbsx5 125lbs x3 […]

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What is Circuit Training? And How to Add it to Your Training.

What is a circuit? A rotations of exercises targeting different muscle groups, so you need little to no rest between exercises. Why use circuits? Circuits are effective and efficient because they build muscular strength and endurance and increase your EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption). An increase in EPOC will result in an increased energy expenditure; […]

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Lemon and Garlic Chicken Marinade

This marinade is very simple and refreshing.  It is perfect for summer grilling and it does not take long to prepare.  I usually marinade my chicken in this, but I have also done pork chops and turkey tenderloin.  I like it best with grilled chicken, but all variations are delicious. Lemon and Garlic Marinade 5-6 […]

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Didn’t Meal Prep Over the Weekend?

I usually try to prepare extra food every week so I have things to eat for lunch and dinner during the week.  We all lead busy lives and I find if I don’t set the time aside on the weekends to prepare food my nutrition takes a back seat during my hectic week. But of […]

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