Athlete’s Guide to Finding the Right Clinician

Many of the articles I write are geared towards an audience of other fitness professionals.  This one, however, I hope will serve as a helpful “user guide” for lifters, athletes, martial artists, and fitness enthusiasts. If you compete in a sport it is nearly inevitable that you will suffer an injury at some point.  Obviously… Read More

Benefits of Unilateral Training – Part 2

In Part 1 of the article I highlighted a handful of the many benefits of unilateral training, and why it can be beneficial to include it in your training program.  In this second part I will discuss a few exercises including technique pointers and which ones to try first if you are new to unilateral… Read More

The Benefits of Unilateral Training – Part 1

Unilateral training, or essentially training on one leg at a time, is a great way to complement the bilateral (two legged) training you already do.  It offers an array of benefits across the spectrum of health to performance.  Regardless of whether your goals are general health, sports performance, or competitive strength training, just about everyone… Read More

Grip Training for Jiu Jitsu

The sport of Jiu Jitsu (often called BJJ) is growing rapidly, and this growth has sparked many articles on how to physically prepare for it.  Most authors suggest some combination of strength training, endurance training, and some “sport specific” training that may involve grip work, neck exercises etc.  One problem I have found is that… Read More