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NFL Combine Training with Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis and Alan Branch

Lounging around in a semi-circle on the training floor at Athletes’ Performance in Tempe, Ariz. is a mind-boggling collection of talent. It’s as if some audacious creative director has brought together the most recognizable, gifted college football players in the…

Hitting, Speed and Strength Training with Jimmy Rollins

Fresh off scoring the Philadelphia Phillies’ Minor League Player of the Year award, an 18-year old baseball player is handed an official scouting report from his own organization. The words on the page seem to make no sense to the…

Strength Training with Dwight Howard

“I have always wanted to stand out and separate myself from everybody else. I have achieved that and everything else because of God and hard work.” -Dwight Howard Dwight Howard was once skinny and doubted. As a seventh-grade point guard…

Bodybuilding Series, Part 2

Bodybuilding Series, Part 2 NOTE: The following article is the first in a series on bodybuilding basics for beginners and intermediate lifters. Please stay tuned for more to come… ROUTINE ESSENTIALS What are the core essentials needed for a good…

7 (Plus 7) Core Bodybuilding Exercises

The land of bodybuilding routines is vast and complex. There are full body routines, one set per bodypart routines, routines that use rest-pause, routines that feature training just shy of failure, and routines that are high volume. But while the…

Will Weightlifting Stunt a Teen’s Growth?

Will Weightlifting Stunt a Teen’s Growth? No, that’s an old myth from the stone age. And I quote… Does Weight Lifting Stunt Growth in Height? I get this question all the time: “I’m in my teens and I want to…

Gain Muscle Mass Without Reading Muscle and Fitness Magazines

Dear Friend, Just the other day a friend approached me for help. He has been training for several months (at least six months, I think) with little to no gains. I put him on a good routine that he would…