Category: Training

Scivation Success Story – Stephen Hill

Name: Stephen Hill Hometown: Dallas, Texas Age: 25 Height: 5’10” Current Weight: 184 pounds Heaviest Weight: 328 pounds It was August 24th, 2013, and Stephen Hill was breathing so heavily he needed to sit down. He wasn’t in the gym, or in the middle of a triathlon, he was in the shoe department of Target.… Read more »

Lower-Body Lethargy

By Mike Salazar Lower body training is important for bodybuilders, powerlifters, and athletes in any sport. After all, the legs carry some of the largest and strongest muscles in the human body, able to move heavy poundages and withstand high amounts of volume. Over time, many people can get bored with traditional lower body training… Read more »

The Power of Plyos

by: Mike Salazar Commonly known as jump training, plyometrics involve stretching a muscle with a powerful contraction before firing it. Being able to quickly activate your muscles to move a heavy load is crucial to becoming successful in the important foundational movements such as the squat, deadlift, bench press, pull-up, and overhead press. While high-end… Read more »

The Many Sides of the Backside

By: Rocio Ruiz Let’s face it, the backside is one of the most difficult areas to whip into shape, but also one of the most important and obsessed-over body parts for any woman, competitor or not. Our glutes are a big muscle group and require attention from all angles. My goals for this year are… Read more »

Don’t get sick this season

  Everyone knows that intense training is a tightrope walk between stimulating gains and breaking yourself down and getting sick. The more razor-sharp your conditioning the closer you are to that precipice of overtraining. Endurance athletes walk this fine line more than most, due to the extreme physiological stress from their high-volume and intense training.… Read more »

Swingers

  By Mike Salazar Kettlebell swings are one of the best exercises an athlete can do to improve strength, functional fitness, and overall athleticism. Done properly, they train your entire posterior chain, including the calves, hamstrings, glutes, spinal erectors, lats, traps, and rear delts. Over time, athletes can improve kinesthetic awareness (the ability to coordinate… Read more »

The Holidaze Workout

  The holidays are crazy-busy, so this time of year I do a few things to change up my workout to get maximum results without spending hours and hours in the gym. In my off-season I will usually hit one bodypart per day and use a lot of isolation moves. Now, I shift to two… Read more »