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Shoulder Workout for MASS (that you’ve never done) Shoulder Workout for MASS (that you’ve never done)

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach I have been involved in the iron game for 20 plus years and I have never been able to understand why certain bodybuilders/weightlifters possess an immense faculty for making exercise difficult. So here’s a crazy... read more

CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight

    By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach If building muscle and getting ripped is your goal BUT you don’t have access to a gym, you prefer to workout at home or you just prefer to do body weight only exercises, you’re in luck. But let... read more

PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach How realistic is it to get a great chest workout with very little weight? I’m talking about those moments when the gym isn’t an option OR you work out at home with your own equipment (and you don’t have... read more

Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Develop Your LOWER BACK with Cable Pull Thrusts Q: I do all my training at our local gym here in town. It has all the usual stale equipment like the cable cross over machine, hyper extension bench, leg curl machines... read more

Super Circuit Leg Workout – Advanced Training (NOT RECOMMENDED for Beginners) Super Circuit Leg Workout – Advanced Training (NOT RECOMMENDED for Beginners)

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Here is a Super Circuit Leg Workout that a six-time Mrs. Olympia revealed to the viewers on her ESPN Body Shaping TV show, many years ago. Any guesses? Her name is Cory Everson and she had some of the best legs you... read more

Calves, Calories & 3 Tips to be ALPHA Calves, Calories & 3 Tips to be ALPHA

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Below you will find three Q&As shedding some light on effective calf training, calorie consumption for hardgainers and 3 quick tips helping guys to reach the Alpha Zone. 25-15-10 Calf Blast Q) People laugh whenever... read more

Mind Power Doctrine: How Mentally Prepared are YOU for your Workout? Mind Power Doctrine: How Mentally Prepared are YOU for your Workout?

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach   Does this scenario sound familiar to you? “Man I’ve been doing really heavy bench presses lately… like 300 pounds. I walked into the gym on Monday and did it, no sweat.  Then on Friday, my next bench... read more

Mud Runs Test Your Strength, Endurance & Grit Mud Runs Test Your Strength, Endurance & Grit

  By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS Mud Runs and Adventure races have become the next fitness epidemic in the United States and for a good reason. But if you think you are ‘fit’ enough to tackle one of these races, think again. These races... read more

Building Muscle & Mindset at 40 and Beyond Building Muscle & Mindset at 40 and Beyond

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN Getting old(er) is a fact of life and for many people, a truth that is very tough to accept. I just turned 40 myself making this concept all too real. I’d love to tell you that I’m just as awesome as I was in... read more

How to Build a Strong Body Using ONLY Body Weight How to Build a Strong Body Using ONLY Body Weight

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN Could a guy on a deserted island get buff?  Is that even possible without weights? Most powerlifters and bodybuilders would argue that ONLY free weights can deliver ultimate muscle mass and strength.  Frankly, it’s... read more

15-Minute Trick to Improve At ANY Sport 15-Minute Trick to Improve At ANY Sport

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN   This may sound too good to be true but this is no gimmick. Before I reveal the trick to performing better, let me explain how you are damaging your body without you even knowing it.  In order to help you... read more

Try THIS for a New Deadlift PR Try THIS for a New Deadlift PR

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN   Have you ever seen yourself do a deadlift? I don’t mean looking forward into a mirror since that doesn’t reveal much about your form.  It’s from the side that you can really see what’s going on with... read more

Having Tight Hips is BAD for Your Back, Health & Sexual Performance Having Tight Hips is BAD for Your Back, Health & Sexual Performance

  Written by: Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS and Chris Wilson, CPT, RKC, CSN We’ve all experienced it before, that pain or achiness after sitting in a fixed position for a good portion of the day. Sitting in a stiff chair on a long distance... read more

Off-Season STRENGTH Training for Grid-Iron Warriors Off-Season STRENGTH Training for Grid-Iron Warriors

By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS Owner and Head Coach of Optimax Performance Training, LLC. St. Petersburg Florida The 2015-2016 NFL season is upon us and if you haven’t locked in your fantasy team yet time is almost up to get those rosters locked in. If... read more

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