Hypertrophy Training for the Strength Athlete

Hypertrophy Training for the Strength Athlete

There is a lot of talk about hypertrophy training, but what it is and what the science says about it is unclear. In this article, we break down the different types of training, optimal rep-ranges for hypertrophy, when, and why to incorporate hypertrophy programming...
Strength Retention Using Blood Flow Restriction

Strength Retention Using Blood Flow Restriction

Some of you have heard me talk about Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in the past.  Blood flow restriction has become an increasingly popular rehab modality used by chiropractors and physical therapists.  Over the last two years I have used it during times I was...
The Right Carbs at the Right Times

The Right Carbs at the Right Times

Years ago, I used to talk about carbohydrates in terms of “good vs bad” or even “simple vs complex.”  My way of thinking about carbs has evolved a lot since I first began working with athletes on their nutrition almost a decade ago.  I recognize now that each type of...
Body Recomposition: What, Why, & How

Body Recomposition: What, Why, & How

   Being strength sport athletes, we want to put on size and strength without compromising our weight class (i.e. having to lose 20lbs before a competition). Besides cutting and bulking, there is a third option that is only just starting to gain traction, specifically...
Hormones & The Female Strength Athlete

Hormones & The Female Strength Athlete

We’re going to talk all about hormones.  This is starting to get a little bit of traction in female strength sports due to a variety of factors, whether it’s diet or over-training or under-recovery, women are starting to notice that they’re having...

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