The barbell had me at hello.
No doubt, it was the barbell that hooked me some 30 odd years ago and basically I've never looked back.
Sure, I've had my peaks and valleys throughout my training journey, but looking back now it was my old barbell set that started this entire process.
Phil Scarito is a coach, trainer, and Strong First Master Kettlebell Instructor.
Phil has extensive experience teaching many top level kettlebell certifications, workshops, and clients of all levels.
He's also been fortunate to learn and train with the likes of Gray Cook, Brett Jones, Marty Gallagher, Pavel Tsatsouline, and many others.
In this week's episode we covered many different topics related to strength and performance.
Reading books is one of the simplest and fastest ways to unlock your potential,improve yourself in every way possible, and truly make your life better.
That's a fact.
Reading is knowledge and reading is power, but reading alone in not enough.
We must take action and use the knowledge, otherwise it's meaningless.
We are designed to learn.We are meant to grow and develop throughout our lives.
Kettlebells are fantastic tools.
But, we need to remember, they are just tools.
And, we have many other great tools that are available to us, depending on our goals.
The BEST tool is the tool that match's our primary training goal.
Josh Bryant is the author of 4 great books, he's a strength athlete, and a premier strength coach and trainer.
In this week's podcast episode, I spoke to Josh about his great new book "Built to the Hilt" which has already been called "one of the best strength training and muscle building books ever written."
We discussed his approach to strength training and muscle building in an information packed session that you have to hear.
Listen all the way through to the end to find out how YOU can WIN a FREE copy of Josh's new book!
"De-loading" is a part of every successful training program.
Listen to this important episode and find out how to effectively "de-load" so you don't sabotage your own training.
In this week's show I discuss the importance of "de-loading" to accelerate your training performance.
There's many ways to build muscle, providing you apply the right scientific principles to your approach.
2 critically important training variables are intensity and volume.
Actually, they could be the 2 MOST important training variables to promote muscular hypertrophy.
If the word "law" makes you uncomfortable, call these things whatever you'd like.
But, I feel so strongly that if you follow these 5 things, you will be on the path to long term training success and nothing will stop you.
Think about it like this.
If you preface each of these laws by this statement, "I will continue to get better if I ..."
These are 5 essential training laws to your optimize performance and maximize your results for the long term.