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Gas Station Ready Interval Training (NO EQUIPMENT REQUIRED)

By: Josh Bryant and Adam benShea  Tom Haviland is always Gas Station Ready. Sometimes, you want some late-night Waffle House. At other times, your buddy needs a ride home from his new bouncing gig at the local Kick n’ Stab Tejano joint.  For whatever reason, you are out late and you realize that your gas…

I think, therefore I am

I think, therefore I am

By Josh Bryant What do you think about fatherhood? The more you watch TV, the more you probably think of dads as incompetent, foolish and disconnected  from their  children. What about when you hear the word “old”? Do you see a senile, inept, Viagra pill-poppin’ fool who suffers from an alphabet soup of  mental and…

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No Equipment? No Problem! Build Explosive Lower Body Strength

By: Josh Bryant You can attempt to hide skipped leg days with baggy 1990s bodybuilder sweats! BUT, there will be no hiding your lack of speed, strength and explosive power! Strong and powerful legs epitomize functionality. This is a churched up way of saying they transfer to pretty much any real-world activity that requires athleticism.  …

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Epidemic Survival Strategies for Fitness Enthusiasts and Professionals

by Joseph Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS Disclaimer: The content disseminated in this article shall not be constituted as medical advice, nor should any of the suppositions set forth supersede the time-sensitive directives enacted by government organizations and public health agencies which are both empirically driven and continually evolving. Every aspect of our lives has been…

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Time—the Ultimate Resource

By: Josh Bryant and Adam benShea A life in jail can be characterized by long periods of mind-numbing monotony that are interrupted by momentary anxiety-inducing experiences. Without a plan of action, being quarantined at home can very easily mirror this experience. Imprisonment can take many forms: physical, spiritual or just worrying about what will happen next.…

Gain Explosive Power, Lose the Learning Curve

Gain Explosive Power, Lose the Learning Curve

By: Josh Bryant To get to Carnegie Hall you must practice, practice, practice, and ultimately the ends justify the means. The same thing could be said for great technique in the Olympic lifts.  Athletes in traditional sports looking to gain explosive power don’t have that kind of time! Here are four ways to increase explosive power,…

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Turning Back the Clock

by: Josh Bryant  Imagine a pleasant evening in Waikiki, three sake bombs deep, the Don Ho cover band sounds celestial, then boom! All of sudden, the Big Kahuna and wrecking crew come in and want to do the toe-to-toe mambo. Who would you want by your side? Odd Haugen is somebody that immediately comes to mind.   Odd…

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The Science of Training: Lats

By Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato Line up two guys side by side with the same amount of muscle mass and body fat percentage, the guy with superior v-taper looks bigger and leaner. Big backs cement bodybuilding legacies, look no further than Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, and Ronnie Coleman — a “wide-latted” shortlist of Mr.…

4-4-12(Staff Photo by Sean Hiller)- Food blogger Chris Cognac works out with personal trainer Jerry Gamallo, owner of Elite Fitness in Torrance, to try to get in shape in 30 days.

Dynamic Correspondence or Transfer of Training to Sports Performance

No matter how fun or novel something looks…… A good guide on transference is the following factors identified by the late legendary, Soviet Sports Scientist, Yuri Verkhoshansky, are what is called dynamic correspondence or transfer of training to sports performance.  ✔️Accentuated Regions of Force Production (where in the range of motion are the greatest forces…

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The Science of Training: Deltoids

by Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato The metaphorical armor of a great physique is capped with a pair of cannonball delts. Beyond aesthetics, strong, well-developed shoulders are an insurance policy for contact and combat sport athletes while offering both performance and injury-prevention benefits in sports ranging from Kushti to cricket to powerlifting!  Initially, incremental progressive…