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Month

August 2017
Mobility means nothing without stability. The Kneeling twist with tension, is a mobility exercise I like to use with my clients to open up the hips, t-spine, and work the core. This exercise allows me to see how the range of motion is affected under tension. My client in the video can tell you that...
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PVC Drill The PVC drill is a method I like to use when coaching a proper hip hinge. I like to coach this drill because is gives my clients intent feed back. To preform this, place the PVC Pipe on your back and there will be three places of contact, the back of the head,...
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Our hips create a lot of power and its important that we learn how to harness that power, especially in the golf swing. How do you harness the power, through a proper hip hinge. What is a hip hinge? The hip hinge, is flexion and extension originating at the hip. It is a fundamental pattern,...
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I decided to pick up a new hobby. I wanted to choose one that didn’t consist of anything to do with weight training or me having to exert much physical energy into, but something that would challenge me and force me to learn something new. After pondering for a while, I got the mental stimulation...
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Short Attention Span I have a hard time keeping my attention on one thing for very long. I desperately try not to multitask as I recently learned that that’s more of a half ass-ing of multiple things than it is getting multiple things done efficiently and quickly. I agree. However, it is not unusual for...
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Last week I released a publication on EliteFTS.com, Back to Recovery Basics: Foundations of Recovery. Since the release, I have received a lot of responses from the article, a few of which I would like to address quickly. The first response was from a Division I strength coach, who affirmed with me the importance of...
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What?! Seriously?! It’s already time for another face melter Bobby? Yes! Yes it is! Bringing you another smoking hot riff from yet another one of my all time favorite bands. I’ve got tons of those. Anyways, this riff of the week is brought to you by none other than the one and only Pantera. Pantera...
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Aside from working at the most kick-ass gym in the Mid-South, I have been focusing on squeezing the most out of my life. This month hosted some GREAT moments for me, and here are a few highlights Reunited with my training parter: Courtney and I trained together a year or so back when we were both...
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Spoiler Alert: This article exposes some of your most common and favorite ab exercises Abdominal exercises are a key component of any good training program. Functionally, they are crucial in providing stability throughout the spine as well as connecting the upper and lower extremity during almost every exercise in the gym and during sport specific...
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I usually suggest people to eat whole foods as opposed to protein shakes, and to drink protein shakes as their last option. Whole food meals are going to be your best bet for improving body composition, and your diet should consist of mostly whole foods. I do think however, there is a time and a...
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Christian came to me around Christmas of last year wanting to start following a diet plan. Anyone who knows Christian knows he has a good bit of muscle on him, and he walks around pretty lean. I knew working with him was going to be a fun time. Christian came to me eating fairly low...
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Let me ask you a question. Do you ever find yourself getting distracted from doing the things that you need to do to become the best possible version of yourself? I know that for myself, it is a never-ending struggle to stay on track towards reaching my goals and even completing simple tasks, such as...
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It is less than a month away, everything you have spent your free time training for is finally here. Just reading that most people will get a slight feeling of anxiety which may also build over the next few weeks the closer the competition gets, and the heavier weight you start moving. Although I am...
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I just recently went on vacation to the beach and one of my favorite things to do at the beach is read. It’s very relaxing to shut down electronics, lay back on a beach chair, and enjoy a good book with the waves of the ocean crashing in the background. If you enjoy reading, give...
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I’ve heard this question often the last 2 weeks and it hurts my heart to say no (seriously it does). I enjoy making people squirm, reading the regret on their face for asking me before I even make my first casting pass on the way back up their leg. The face then turns into confusion as...
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Life Advisors I feel like if counselors and therapists were called “Life Advisors” there would be less stigma placed on those who see them. Or, less stigma placed on mental health overall. When someone remarks that they have an appointment with their financial advisor, the response may typically be, “Cool, hope all goes well!” or...
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I’m going to be very honest: somedays, I rise each morning just to go to the gym in hopes of seeing David running so I might make fun of him.  And man, he doesn’t disappoint. However, through this sibling-like tough love, I found myself feeling a little bad for him as the temperatures headed into...
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Overcoming Injury is something that has always been a part of sports and always will be. General health and injury are also the most common reason that people have to hang the pads, weights, glove, or whatever other metaphorical sport specific equipment up. So when it comes to competing and training, having to overcome injury...
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Time to get your face melted off once again! This one comes from one of my favorite bands of all time. If you don’t know the band, or the song, I question whether or not you’re a true metal head at heart. I actually surprised myself at how fast I was able to pick this...
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In episode 2 we discuss we share some more metal, drink some more whiskey, and talk about how training for physical fitness, MMA, and shooting all go hand in hand.  
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I used to say that anyone who can physically squat a thousand pounds surely doesn’t have any mental weakness but much like many other definitive statements that I have made, I’m about to challenge this one. I first began lifting back in 7th grade. As I started puberty, I shot up in height very quickly...
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The CrossFit Games I sat glued to my computer screes all weekend watching the CrossFit Games. My friend Gus Vandervort participated in the Master’s 55 and older category, so of course I wanted to see his every performance! Additionally, watching all of the athletes, ranging in ages range 14-60+ are beyond inspiring! The workouts were...
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Have you ever heard the cue “wedge into the bar” when hearing someone coach? If not you have not heard a damn thing said at NBS Fitness, it is a “staple cue” that many of the heavier squatters use along with a variety of others. This cue helps set the bar on your shelf which...
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Check out the new podcast from myself and two good buddies where we talk about everything from training to shooting to combat sports, politics, and interview some really cool people. Episode 1 is below.  
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14 years ago today, my dad died. Are you all uncomfortable yet? You shouldn’t be.  The subject of death is so taboo that after the initial acknowledgement of the event, we are expected to keep it to ourselves, lest we make others squirm. But for those close to death, the events that follow can be such a catalyst...
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Why your training must change over the years. When it comes to the true definition of a powerlifter I am still a novice in the sport. It has been five years since walking my scrawny ass through the front doors of NBS fitness, starting with only a map (training program) down a road leading to...
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1) Getting Out of Bed If you were hoping this means that you should hit snooze until 10am, sorry sleepy head. This is referring to HOW you get yourself out of bed. Luckily, this is an easy fix, and one you may be doing correctly already. There are a few reason that getting bed out...
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of