• Bands vs. Chains

    First off, a disclaimer (almost everything I do requires one): DO NOT — USE BANDS OR CHAINS IF YOUR TECHNIQUE SUCKS! People are always asking me what the difference is between using bands vs. chains. I always say the difference is one is a band and the other is a chain. That is not the answer

  • Showing Up

    When the weather is cold and the sweaters are on, it’s easy to let a training session slide here or there. The net result of these “no shows” eventually will add up to a loss of strength and conditioning. For years I “tried” to begin new training sessions that would only last for 30 to

  • Simply Training

    It is easy to get overwhelmed in the fitness industry by different methods and ideas for getting in shape. Here is a simple checklist to make sure you are on the right track. Just answer “YES” or “NO” to the following questions. 1) Are you Squatting? 2) Are you Pressing? 3) Are you Dead Lifting?

  • The War on Timidity

    War on timidity “Poise is a power derived from mastery of self” Today I want to share a short story about two children. The first child, when told to make his choice, took the mass of straw, which he set on fire easily enough, warming himself first from a respectful distance and then at close

  • Strength Training Goals

    “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – Napoleon Hill “A ship without a rudder is like a ship without a rudder is like a ship without a rudder” – The Lemonheads You may be saying to yourself “here we go again another talk about goals” or maybe “The Lemonheads

  • Gym Insanity

    The views expressed here are entirely from Russ’s moustache. We don’t know yet if it is an evil moustache or a good one. We do know that it has a mind of its own and it’s AWESOME and not creepy like some moustaches. Read on for some interesting viewpoints. Decision, Fundamentals and Force of Will