Special Operator Programming

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This is part 2 of a series of articles on special operator training. If you missed part 1, check it out here.  In this article I’m going to be covering the general structure that I use to prepare people for special operations selections programs and for active duty operators.…Read More

4 Pillars of Weightlifting

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Albert Einstein once said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Although Einstein was busy trying to solve some of the biggest mysteries of the universe, this quote directly applies to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Over the course of my career, I have noticed that a lot of coaches and athletes fall victim to one of two things……Read More

Top 5 Football Conditioning Mistakes

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Conditioning is probably the most recognizable term when it comes to physical preparation, especially for football. Those who are familiar with the sport and the lures of summer training, OTA’s, mini and training camps are aware of the infamous conditioning test that most teams utilize to gauge a players’ fitness level. Before this test is administered to the team, the players first complete a training program focused on conditioning.…Read More

Speed Training for Football

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My understanding of speed and acceleration is deeply rooted in my track and field background. I was blessed with the inherit ability to run fast. At a young age, everything I did was based around the concept of speed. Every game that I played growing up had a speed component to it.…Read More

The BioForce Project

BioForce Project

Today, I’m going to share with you something I’m very excited about. Something I truly believe has an opportunity to change the fitness industry for the better. Before I tell you exactly what it is and why I’m so excited, let me first tell you about why I think it’s so important.…Read More

The Ultimate Conditioning Guide

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If you’ve been through a few of our articles, you may have noticed a common thread.  In fact, the majority of my posts are elaborations of a few core principles of conditioning and fitness. The truth is that having great conditioning really isn’t as difficult as a lot of people make it out to be, but it’s also much more than just working running yourself into the ground over and over again as far too many people often do.…Read More

Nootropics: Supercharge Your Brain

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Visit any supplement store and you’ll quickly get lost amongst endless rows of various pills, powders and drinks promising to do everything from burn fat faster than ever to give you endless energy and endurance. Despite the size and popularity of the supplement industry, there’s one area of supplementation that’s rarely discussed despite the fact that it has as much potential to improve performance as anything else out there……Read More

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

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We have a special guest post by Brian Carroll.  If you’re into Powerlifting and haven’t heard of him, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock…

Brian is one of only a select few to ever hold a professional lifting total of bench, squat, and deadlift… in 3 different weight classes. He is also part of a rare group of lifters who have ranked in the top 10 in 3 weight classes at the same time.…Read More

3 Tips to Stop Gassing Out

3 Tips to Stop Gassing Out

Any time a fighter ends up gassed out and face down on the canvas, the simple reaction is to point the finger at a lack of conditioning as the cause. Everyone from forum warriors to fight commentators alike often leap to this conclusion, quickly writing off the loss with discussions of how he or she must not have trained hard enough or worked on conditioning sufficiently to last through the fight.…Read More

Special Operator Training

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This is the first in a series of articles in which I will discuss the physiological and psychological aspects of special operator training. This series will introduce a conceptual framework for training these unique athletes effectively. Each article will give a deeper look at a different concept in the training model that I’m going to outline in this first article.…Read More