Author Archives: Nuey

Lose Belly Fat

“What ab exercises should I do to get rid of belly fat and tighten my stomach?”  I hear this all the time and just want to set the record straight. You don’t do stomach/abdominal exercises in order to shrink your … Continue reading

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Training Variables — Frequency, Intensity, Duration.

What is the secret to building muscle and losing fat?  The answer: Become more physically capable!  This means the stronger you get by progressively lifting heavier weight, the more muscular endurance you develop by performing more repetitions and sets, and … Continue reading

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High Intensity, High Volume Routine

This is called the Russian Bear muscle gain routine from Pavel Tsatsouline’s Power to the People book.  The basic idea is to do high-intensity low-rep sets (i.e., 70-90% RM at 4-6 reps/set), but do many sets (i.e., 10-20 sets) per … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Kettlebells Rule

If you’re short on time and want a great body without having to spend hours working out, then kettlebells should be part of your training routine.  Here are eight reasons why kettlebells rule: KBs work your entire body:  upper body … Continue reading

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GPP and SSP

GPP  – General Physical Preparedness. SSP – Sport Specific Preparedness. Think of GPP as the base on which SSP sits. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or weekend warrior, having a better developed GPP base — strength, power, endurance, coordination, agility, … Continue reading

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What Makes an Expert? by NCSF – National Council on Strength and Fitness

This article was required reading as part of the NCSF certification renewal process.  I liked it.   I am sharing it with you so you can better vet the qualifications of people you get training advice from.  In strength and … Continue reading

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Goals and Techniques to Achieve Them

Goals.  How to get from A to B? In most every non-trivial endeavor this is not an easy question to answer.  Many variables (known and unknown) affect one another; constraints on time, energy, money; access to accurate/effective knowledge and having … Continue reading

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My Fitness Story and Some Thoughts

First off, thank you for the positive responses!  I am honored and happy you find our blog posts helpful.  Me and my fellow trainers intend to cut through the fitness marketing noise and misinformation and deliver practical effective science based … Continue reading

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Muscle and Motor Neurons

Movement matters. We are physical beings made to move — not sit behind a computer 8, 10, 12 plus hours a day.  The body falls apart when it doesn’t get the exercise it needs to stay strong, healthy, and lithe.  … Continue reading

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Principles of Training

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? Depending on fitness goals and as part of a general healthy lifestyle, you should resistance train ~2-4x per week. It’s, just what you do.  Typically new trainees need explicit instruction on exercise selection, … Continue reading

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