Author Archives: Dave


Macros – What are they, Why they are important

You may have heard someone refer to hitting their macros or the “diet” If it Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) but what is a macro? What does it mean?

Macros is short for macronutrient. Macro means large as opposed to micro or small.


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Method to the Madness 2

Today I want to discuss why we don’t start new people off with movements like the kb swing or clean. Normally when someone new starts they 20130824_094316meet with me and go through a movement screen. You may have seen some people with colored wrist bands. They got them after they

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Method to the Madness 1

Hi all. I’ve been meaning to write several posts to go over the reason why we do things the way we do so you can see there is a Method to the Madness!
Today I want to talk about moving slowly on certain movements, how it will make you stronger and

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Book Number 4

Book Number 4 on it’s way to the printer 5/1/15

My fourth book, this on on Olympic Weightlifting covers the 3 primary lifts: the clean, the jerk and the snatch, plus variations like the Hang power clean, Power snatch etc. 

While I’m known mostly as a kettlebell guy, I have

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10 Things that get my Goat

As a trainer I’ve seen and heard every kind of excuse for missing a session or session, not sticking to a meal plan, not keeping a food log and other things. It’s crazy the excuses people will make even though they are paying  me good money to help them reach

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Change Your Life 2015 Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Change Your Life 2015 Transformation Contest.

Here are the winners

Kristin Leggett - Winner
The Transformation Challenge was just what I needed to help keep me motivated to make good changes in my overall health. Having not exercised for years, Dave worked with me to determine my

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The Importance Of the Screens

The Movement Screen, why do we insist upon it? It allows us to ensure the movements we teach you are right for you. 

It lets us look at your unloaded movement patterns and if we see certain things we know there are exercises you shouldn’t be doing. In those cases we will modify

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Why your pushups aren’t getting better

You’ve been doing pushups forever but you still have to do them on your knees (boo), elevate your hands, can’t get all the way down or you loose plank position on the way up. What’s the deal?

The pushup is just like any other exercise, to get better you have

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Back to School Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of our 2014 Back to School Transformation Challenge!

Penny Before AfterFirst Place – Penny Gross – Lost 9 inches and 15 lbs $500
The transformation challenge was certainly a challenge but well worth it. I’m not going to lie, the exercise sessions were tough and

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