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June 5, 2020

Watch my latest video below where I share key scientific research on how to improve your vertical jump and improve your basketball game.

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Rebounding is all about desire for the basketball and, sure, being taller and bigger can help, but, naturally, if you can jump higher than your opponent you have a much better shot of getting the rebound.

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February 22, 2020

In this first phase of offseason training - and this is contrary to what many of you want to hear (and have been told) - you need to get off the basketball court. You need to rest your joints. What we are going to do in the gym is work on structural balance and body composition. What I mean by body composition is the ration of lean muscle mass to body fat. Many...

June 17, 2019

With all of the information out there regarding how to increase your vertical jump as well, as how to increase your top speed, it can be confusing to know which is ultimately the right way to train.

Do I train with weights? Do I buy one of those "speed ladders"? Do I do a lot of plyometrics?

In this video I break down for you what the science says helps us -...

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...

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...

February 9, 2018

I recently held an open house at my gym here in Austin, The Strength Warehouse. It was for a local AAU basketball club team, CY Fair. They have the top players in the city competing in local and national tournaments. All of these girls are extremely talented and I am so happy I got to share with them a little bit more on how I train athletes and the reasons beh...

June 19, 2017

Hopefully you caught my first post on Training For Physique & Fat Loss. In it I laid out what my most recent training phase was as well as posted my workouts and what my calories & macros currently are at. I am training for a men's physique contest that benefits a charity called Make A Vet Sweat which raises money for returning veterans who are fighting PTSD. 

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September 27, 2016

I love fast-moving, high-intensity work at the end of a strength session. I call them “finishing moves” probably because I played the Mortal Kombat video game growing up and that's what they do to me during a workout - they finish me off!  But they’re more commonly known as metabolic conditioning or "metcons" (Thank you, Crossfit). This workout that I...

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