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January 3, 2020

Dr. Tudor Bompa is a Romanian-born sports scientist who has written 14 books on sports performance and has influenced countless strength coaches including the likes of Charles Poliquin. In fact, if there is a strength coach you follow the chances are more likely than not they have been influenced either directly or indirectly by Dr. Bompa's work.

His books on yo...

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...

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...

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 2, 2017

I started a new training phase today. My first workout was a few hours ago and I can already feel the soreness kicking in. Advanced German Body Composition (GBC) has never been my favorite. It's never been my favorite because when you do it right you feel like your heart is going to beat right out of your chest. Just when your heart rate starts to come down a b...

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