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Workout Wednesday 4/6/2016

Back with another installment of Workout Wednesday! Coming back again with another conditioning workout. I have been using Wednesday and Saturday, which usually comes after two strength training sessions, for increasing my work capacity. I am also using EMOM, again….I know I keep repeating, but I am bringing a bit …

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Build Your Lats for a Bigger Deadlift

If you’ve deadlifted heavy before then you have failed on a weight once or twice, if you haven’t…then you probably aren’t lifting heavy and what fun is that??? A poor set-up, especially in setting the latissimus dorsi, can be troublesome in completing the deadlift. Poor activation of the lats can …

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Staying Fit While Traveling

Spring Break and Summer is around the corner for many people, which means vacation season is upon us! Many people use beach trips as motivation to lose weight and become more fit. But many times, people let a vacation set them back from their long term fitness goals. If you …

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Workout Wednesday 3/30/2016: Meathead Metabolics

When I woke up today, I did not have a Workout Wednesday prepared. Last week was a deload week so there wasn’t much in the way of an interesting workout. Well I just completed my conditioning workout today and I rather enjoyed it. I stole the title of Meathead Metabolic …

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Would Someone PLEASE STOP Tracy Anderson!

I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend! I know I had way too much to eat yesterday, but I know my intensity and volume is about to be high for a couple weeks, with a big squat and deadlift session today. I usually post on Sunday’s but with the …

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Top 5 Exercises To Help You Look Good

All exercises are not created equal. Some allow for more weigh to be lifted, some involve more musculature, and others help create a better physique. Here are my top 5 exercises for looking good. 1. Squats The King of All Exercises! The squat, in all it’s many forms, is one …

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Workout Wednesday 3/23/16: Reload Week

Welcome to Workout Wednesday! It is Reload week in the GTS Garage Gym. As I talked about it Reload!, the deload week is an overlooked tool for injury prevention and continued strength training progression. This week is a deload week for me as I use Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 template for …

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RELOAD!

Have you hit a plateau in your strength or muscle mass gains? Training sessions beginning to suffer? Feeling broken down? Well maybe it is time to deload your training or as I have seen Greater Atlanta Christian School Strength and Conditioning Coach Gary Schofield call it, a RELOAD week. The …

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Maybe I Was Wrong About Isolation Work

My usual hard-headed nature usually doesn’t allow me to do this but I’ll admit it, I was wrong. Now I still believe that movement-based strength training is the most efficient way to get stronger and gain lean muscle mass but I have changed my tune on isolation work. Before I …

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Workout Wednesday 3/16/16-Glute Finisher

Happy Workout Wednesday! As you’ll notice in many of my posts, I put a lot of emphasis on glute strength and activation. In Glute Med: The Root of Chronic Leg Pain, I explain how weak and inactive glutes can create knee, hip, and lower leg pain. 9 to 5 Back …

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