10 Jan What Are We Training For? (The Bigger, Better, Stronger, Faster Paradigm)

I've been thinking a lot about training lately. What are we training for? I mean, specifically, what are we working to achieve? After some serious thought, I believe it really comes down to these 4 things: Bigger, better, stronger, faster. That sums up my training paradigm. I’ve talked about my philosophy being built on a foundation of movement and strength - and it is. But a paradigm is how I think about training, it's how I approach training.

A paradigm is, by definition, a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about.

Becoming bigger, better, stronger, and faster is the process and the “end game” of what I train for. This paradigm isn't just for athletes and I'll explain why. Anyone can adopt this paradigm and it can be considered to improve both health and performance. Let me explain this important concept in more detail so you can see how it can help guide your training and results.
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04 Jan RT 191 | Adam Wolf – A Bold, New Perspective In Understanding Human Movement

Adam Wolf (PT, LMT, FAFS) is this week's featured guest discussing his revolutionary approach to human movement. Adam is a licensed physical therapist, massage therapist, movement teacher, and author of the new book "Real Movement, Perspective on Integrated Motion And Motor Control." In this session, you'll learn about his dynamic, comprehensive, and innovative approach to human movement. If you're a "movement enthusiast" or want to know more about the importance of fundamental human movement, you'll love this episode! Here's some of what you'll hear about:
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03 Jan Can You Be Great?

This is a bold and different kind of post, unlike anything I've ever written. But the message is important and it's the perfect time of year to write this. It's not meant to motivate or inspire, but to aspire (you'll see what I mean). This isn't motivational fluff, it's a shift in mindset.

Don't worry, I've got plenty of NEW "how to" articles, lifting tips, and training advice coming here soon (and a bunch of other cool new stuff too).

This is a new year and each of us has a clean slate right now. We're all excited about our training as the year begins, right?

But, what happens in a month from now? 2 months from now?

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27 Dec The 5 Best Fitness Books Of The Year (2016 Edition)

As we begin, let me tell you this. The list here should be titled the 5 best and most unconventional fitness books of the year. These aren't the typical "mainstream" fitness books and if you've read anything before from this website, you know that's not how I roll. Now that I said that, here's my 5th year of publishing the 5 best fitness books of the year. (If you missed last year's article, see the bottom of this post). What I can say about this year's list is that the books here can improve your life - or help you improve those you work with. These are performance books to enhance sport - or life. Coming up with this list was tough. It always is. It was tough because I read some great books this year, but the truth is I can't read everything out there, so there's probably some great books that I just didn't get to (yet). I still have a stack of books that were released in 2016 that haven't been read. Who can benefit from this list? Anybody really, but this is written specifically for coaches, trainers, lifters, the serious fitness enthusiast, and or the rehab professional. It's for people who simply want the edge in lifting, in sport, and in life.
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19 Dec How To Deload (A Simple Guide To Deloading)

One question I'm asked a lot about is deloading. For me personally, deloading is one of the key contributing factors to my own training longevity. What I'll answer here are the key questions: what exactly is it, why you should use it, and how to keep it simple. THE SCENARIO Let's assume you've been training hard over the last several weeks. As a matter of fact, let's say you're just finishing a 6 week training cycle of a 5 x 5 program. What do you do after you complete the program? Well, the answer may depend on what's next or what your goals are, but in most cases after completing a structured program like this, a period of reduced volume and intensity is a pretty smart idea. That leads to the "deload."
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14 Dec RT 188 | Aaron Alexander – How To Align Yourself Through Better Movement

Aaron Alexander is the featured guest this week on the show. This session is "unconventional" and fast-paced as we cover some great topics and practical applications. Aaron is the creator of Align Therapy and a fitness podcaster who's passionate about helping people maximize function and athletic performance through better movement. He's a corrective exercise specialist who's had quite a journey in exercise training and you'll hear his unique approaches to improve movement and performance. Here's some of what you'll hear about this week:
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