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August 8, 2019

I recently wrote an article for the website www.hoopdirt.com entitled “Three Ways To Get More Explosive This Offseason”. 

I love the game of basketball. I love the character traits it helps to produce in people but also the traits it reveals in people.

I have played basketball on five continents. I have led, or helped lead, basketball camps in America, Lithuania,...

October 12, 2018

The step-up is one of the most common gym exercises around. It's popularity is arguably unmatched in athletes and general population gym-goers alike. It's a great way to strengthen each individual leg and correct imbalances, if found.

A typical progression would be to go from bodyweight to dumbbells, then barbell on the back and finally barbell loaded on the fro...

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...

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