What you “need” to know about nutrition; 15+ years in total of personal experiments, education and coaching others

Let me begin this post by telling you what I am not. I’m not an amazing cook (I'm good), dietician (registered or otherwise), wellness or holistic guru (ew) or anything in-between that. I'm a trainer who has also coached nutrition for going on 6 years (I am certified with Precision Nutrition), with varying levels of success for my clients (some of them needed psychotherapy … [Read more...]

Training strength with hypermobility; 14 year old female

I started training L last year, at the end of October. After several months of unsuccessful physical therapy for her left knee, she was on and off crutches, with her left knee sublaxing consistently and involuntarily. L was very weak and in a highly fatigued state when I met her, struggling with very low energy, low motivation, and multiple complications with unspecific causes … [Read more...]

Eating “clean”, is dumb

A lot of people identify with the concept of clean eating. I won't mince words, this article is going to talk about how ignorant that is. "Clean eating" doesn't mean anything. That is the point of this article. If that point makes you mad, and you prefer to stay with an idea you have not examined thoroughly, like "clean eating and what that means", then stop reading … [Read more...]

Success Leaves Clues: Lessons in Programming and Practical Application from Olympic Coaches

"You have to have an objective, a goal, some thought process, some strategy in your mind for whatever you do. Otherwise it's a waste of time." - Stuart McMillan "Know the rules before you break them. Know your rules physiologically, because you have to know how to adjust further down the road. If you don't know you're breaking any rules, that's when you run into trouble. … [Read more...]

Recommended Resources: Starve Mode by Leigh Peele

I first heard of Leigh Peele in reverent whispers from other trainers I admired. It usually went something like "Oh Leigh? Yeah she's great. Smart, excellent resource." Yet, I hadn't heard much about her. Unlike yours truly, she doesn't smear herself all over social media. Yet, her body of work, and the respect she garners from top coaches, her clients, and other trainers is … [Read more...]