The Migas Project, Diagnostic Session #1 Holly

As I sat down with Dan and Holly for our first session I was very excited to see their level of motivation. This is always a major factor in the success or failure of many training programs. Trainers understand this with each new client they get. Those that come in motivated are much easier to […]

“I Need Better Flexibility in My Hamstrings, Where do I Start?”

Another great example that we get asked all the time. How do I increase flexibility in my hamstrings? It comes from many different sources when people ask us. “My Doctor tells me I need better flexibility in my hamstrings to help with my low back pain.” “My Golf Instructor tells me that increasingly my hamstring […]

Flexibility in the Spine, don’t Lose it!

The ability to maintain mobility in your back or more specifically for this post, your spine, is something that when you are in your 20’s you do not think about all that much. Well ok I actually did think about it quite a bit in my 20’s but I am fairly passionate about health and […]

What is the Best Position to do Overhead Presses?

Great exercises can go terribly wrong if you do them from an anatomical position that is not safe for your body. Overhead press moves like Military Presses are a great tool for adding strength to the muscles of the deltoid and thoracic back. However many people choose to do these moves from either a seated […]

Fitness Tip of the Week #14 Are You Taking the Time to Stretch?

This week I have been doing quite a bit of stretching. I mostly wanted to combat the tightness that I was beginning to feel as a result of sitting in classes and studying at my desk, along with the lifting I have been doing as a part of training. It feels good to be able […]

Another Opinion on Running Shoes

I recently received e-mails from a few of you regarding an article from the New York Times about running injuries. The article is great so thanks to all of you who sent it. The article is regarding how many runners are suffering from injuries when training for long distance running. We have discussed this topic […]

Does Training with Ankle Weights on Really Help?

Inside the training center at the school I work at we have several sets of ankle weights. We utilize them for doing various hip strengthening exercises. Commonly however the athletes ask about why we do not train in them more frequently for things like running or agility drills. The basketball team even tells me that […]

This is Scary Stuff! Bench Press Injury to Stafon Johnson

If you have not seen the article on the football player from the University of Southern California being injured while doing bench press, here is a link to one. While doing a team weight training workout he lost the bar out of his right hand and the bar fell straight onto his neck. Here is […]

Heat vs Ice, what is the Best Choice when you Suffer and Injury?

This question seems to come up all the time when I am dealing with the many bumps and bruises the athletes I work with suffer in their fall sports. The main issues are typically contact related injuries especially football for the obvious amount of contact that comes with the sport.  Usually it seems following the […]

According to the 4 Laws of Training We Become What We are.

We have had some discussions lately about the 4 Laws of Training. In these laws we discuss how your body responds to stimulus and that ultimately it is the types of stimulus we give it that can make anatomical changes. Typically when you think of this it is in regards to doing exercise to create […]

What Others Are Saying

"My body has not reacted well with working a desk job.  I am only 25, but have been having a lot of pain that has built up over the past 6 months...The cubicle workouts have truly helped, I cant even begin to tell you...so much better! Thanks Scott, love the routines!" Brandon
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