This week, we got to sit down with Mike Cruz and talk about one of my personal favorite topics: Strength & Conditioning for Baseball players! Mike (@coachmcruz) is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), a Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT), and a college baseball coach on Long Island, NY. Currently completing his Masters in Exercise … Continue reading SPOTLIGHT SERIES 03 – Mike Cruz: Strength & Conditioning for Baseball Players
Let me begin by saying that this post will really lay out everything that went into my 10-week fat-loss phase. It is extremely detailed but please do not think that you should copy everything that I am doing. Training and nutrition is extremely different for everybody but what you CAN get out of this blog … Continue reading My 10-Week Fat Loss Phase & Lessons Learned
We got to sit down this week with Sal Castagnaro and discuss some competitive powerlifting! Sal is a 27 year old powerlifter from Long Island, NY. He was a former college athlete turned powerlifter after multiple nagging injuries. Once making the transition into powerlifting, he primarily focused on getting stronger and gaining body weight. Since … Continue reading SPOTLIGHT SERIES 01 – Sal Castagnaro: Competitive Powerlifting
Overtraining and overreaching is a topic that has been widely debated in the fitness community. Many will claim that they “always overtrain” but let’s dissect that statement a bit. By definition, overtraining means that your work capacity in the gym has exceeded what you can recover from. If you are ALWAYS fully recovered and never … Continue reading Are You Overtraining?
Now that we have covered compound movements and repetition ranges, next on our list when it comes to training involves Training Frequency. Training Frequency can be defined as the amount of times per week one trains but more importantly, it can be defined as the amount of times one trains a particular muscle group per … Continue reading Beginning Training Part II: Training Frequency
The reason that this Beginning Training series is being published AFTER our Beginning Nutrition article is symbolic of the fact that training will not matter if there isn’t a solid foundation of nutrition to back it up. Always keep that in mind! But nonetheless, lets jump into TRAINING! Like nutrition, training is a very complex … Continue reading Beginning Training Part I: Compound Movements & Repetition Ranges