Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with Ben Boudro – Tragedy, Humility, Victory

A casual look at the life of Ben Boudro, owner of Xceleration Fitness in Auburn Hills, Michigan, might lead you to believe he’s like a lot of other fitness professionals. Fit, successful, family man, living the dream. And all of those things are true. But there’s more to Ben’s story. A deeper pool of humility,… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with Ben Boudro – Tragedy, Humility, Victory

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This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)

This. Is. Cardio! Well, it’s actually metabolic conditioning, which is what the majority of your clients and athletes really need. MetCon conditions the body to use energy better, remain stronger longer and look way better than ‘cardio’ ever could. Strength and power based activities performed intensely for short bouts. Repeat over time with minimal rest… Continue reading This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)

Thank You EFPS 2018!

So grateful, blessed and honored to have been a part of the best Elite Fitness & Performance Summit yet! Thank you to Nick, Ryan and the team at FR Nation for having me as a presenter. It was great to see so many people I love, honor & respect. This really was like a big… Continue reading Thank You EFPS 2018!

Stress, Exercise Fatigue & Your Suffering Brain

Chronic stress can lead to increased inflammation in a variety of tissues in the body. Chronic stress includes relationship stress, money stress and work- or school-related stress. Working out too much, too long or without adequate rest or regeneration is also chronic stress. In the modern era of “more is better,” we often substitute a… Continue reading Stress, Exercise Fatigue & Your Suffering Brain

Movement Skill Reinforcement and Fitness Results

Skill reinforcement. That’s the name of the game for real, sustainable training. Whether your goal is general fitness, weight/fat loss or high-level athletic performance like Jose (a starting pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization,) reinforcing movement and athletic skills makes all the difference, and delivers results. Every. Single. Time. Too often we blindly pursue the… Continue reading Movement Skill Reinforcement and Fitness Results

“Us” vs. “Them”…

To the amazement of many who know me, I have stayed out of the political fray throughout the entire 2016 Presidential election cycle, with the exception of writing this post here: Thoughts on Being Right and Speaking Life I’m currently working on a post-election follow-up piece, but wanted to share this with you. This was… Continue reading “Us” vs. “Them”…

5 1/2 Phrases All Fitness Professionals Need to Learn AND Use…

As Fitness Professionals, many of us relentlessly pursue education and learning in order to deliver better service to those we work with. Few things can improve your quality of service more than a deeper knowledge of key training issues. Better knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pattern development and movement pattern deviation can make you better… Continue reading 5 1/2 Phrases All Fitness Professionals Need to Learn AND Use…