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October 2, 2018

Do you want to jump higher, run faster and be more explosive on the court? “Uhhhhh, yeah. Of course I do.”

Then get stronger.

Strength is vastly important in basketball because to be more athletic you need to focus on improving your rate of force production.

How hard of a force you use to push off the ground vertically - to jump - and horizontally - to sprint (or...

September 27, 2018

If you want to improve your vertical jump and become more powerful do this exercise. You can see increases in your vertical jump, sprinting ability and lateral quickness.

September 22, 2018

Training your nervous system to recruit as many muscle fibers as possible and in the quickest manner possible is one of the best ways to get more explosive as an athlete and for the sport of basketball. For this reason I love performing plyometric style exercises immediately after a strength lift like a squat or deadlift.

This type of training is based around th...

September 18, 2018

A week ago I published a blog titled "Why You Need To Know How Much You Are Eating!!". I talked about how many people eat more calories than they unwittingly know about, causing weight gain.

Well, I'm here to tell you today that may not actually be the case. 

It's ok, Phil the minion, let me explain.

For most people tracking their food day in and day out, recordin...

September 15, 2018

Overcoming Stage Fright

If there was a title to Becca's story you could definitely title it "Overcoming Stage Fright". She was referred to me by her, ahem, little sister - she and Hannah are twins and Becca loves to make the point she is the older sibling - with the goal of doing a bikini competition. "Have you ever competed before?", I asked. 

"No."

"Have you...

September 11, 2018


I was talking with a client in the gym the other day about raw nuts and how, although healthy, can add up quickly in the calorie column. And when trying to lose weight calories DO matter. So I decided to take a picture of what 1oz of raw nuts looks like as well as what 4.5oz looks like - since many people put some nuts in a Ziploc bag and take them to work for...

June 12, 2018

Back in December I connected with Peter Keller of Fringe Sport here in Austin. In just a few years Fringe has grown from nothing into a multi-million dollar fitness equipment supplier. While they have definitely profited from the immense popularity of Crossfit and Crossfit-style gyms, they make high-quality products that can be used in a variety of gym contexts...

April 17, 2018

If you’re an athlete there’s no question about it - you need to front squat! No squat variation has a better crossover to athletic performance than the front squat. It’s much safer on the knees and back and is a great way to train your vertical acceleration - think about jumping up for a rebound in basketball or going up to hit the ball in volleyball, for examp...

March 26, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend Cavin Balaster. Cavin has an AMAZING story about how he overcame a traumatic brain injury that usually leaves people in a permanent vegetative state to thriving with a healthy life he didn't even realize possible before his injury.

He has authored his own book titled How To Feed A Brain, has his own podc...

March 2, 2018

In my professional experience what has been the biggest challenge at helping people achieve their results is motivating them to consistently eat clean. So this being my first blog post of 2018 I wanted to tackle the first meal of the day. I believe in focusing on one step at a time rather than staring at the whole staircase. "Never stare at the stairs just step...

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