Workout You Can do On Crutches

by Pat Carozza July 30, 2014

So as some of you who follow me on twitter(@carozzastrength) and instagram(@carozza_defranco)(and if you’re not…why? I’m hilarious…and I post lots of good info…like my feelings on people who slow roll the turn signal in the left lane of a two lane road…those are the worst types of people!!) I ruptured my achilles two weeks ago […]

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Easy Ways to Gain Weight

by Mike Guadango July 29, 2014

Stuck at a skinny spot?  Having trouble putting on weight?  Guys, the formula to gaining weight is VERY simple.  Figure out how many calories you’re consuming per day and per week.  Then, all you have to do is up the total daily and weekly calories. However, if you’re too lazy for all that, then here’s […]

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Wrestling 2013-14 M/W/F Pre-season Sample; 3-Peat Undefeated Divison Champions.

by Carr July 26, 2014

Here’s a general Monday/Wednesday/Friday sample of my team’s wrestling practice and preparation.  Since our coaching staff’s arrival 3 years ago, we have been consistently been regarded as the team in the “best condition” and gone from bottom in the county rankings to the Top 5.  We are not a long-distance running team, as we run 1-2 […]

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Triphasic QnA

by Mike Guadango July 25, 2014

Mike: I am preparing for my first Powerlifting meet next year. After speaking with James, I plan on performing 2-3 (4-6wks) Accumulation blocks prior to running a full block sequence in preparation for the meet in order to re-establish previous strength levels. I am considering using submax eccentrics and isometrics within accumulation after reading Triphasic […]

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Beach Titanium; Week 7

by Carr July 25, 2014

Week 7 Monday: Morning: Barbell Back Box Squat: 93%; 6×1 DB Bench: 93%; 6×1 Weighted Chin-up: 93%; 6×1 DB Bench 70%; 3×5 3sec eccentric Chin-Up 70%; 3×5 3sec eccentric Afternoon: GPP Circuit: 20 reps each 1-Arm Snatch, KB swing, Push-up, Mtn. Climbers, Burpees, Inverted Row, Battling Ropes & Sled Push   Tuesday:   Foam Roll LAX […]

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20 Minute “Limited Time” Pre-Beach Workout

by Carr July 24, 2014

This is a great muscle blitz for limited time or quick pumps before you hit the shore.  You are accountable for managing your time constraints, developing a higher training age to manage RPE and weight/tension selections. Chest (6 exercises, 1 set of 10 per, 10-20 second rest periods) DB Bench, DB Incline Bench, Dips, Weighted- Bar […]

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What’s in that BEER you’re drinking?!?!?!

by Carr July 23, 2014

Another awesome article by Food Babe, Vani Hari lays out disturbing news about the ingredients in all those beers you’ve been drinking for years and years. The Shocking Ingredients In Beer By    Food Babe I have to confess, I’m not a beer drinker, but there’s someone in my household that loves it, so I had […]

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Coconut Water… Ally or Adversary?!?!?

by Carr July 23, 2014

Here’s a great article by “Food Babe”, Vani Hari.  She details the benefits of coconut water, how the industry ruins its nutrient value, which products to avoid and which to buy.  http://foodbabe.com/   How To Buy The Healthiest Coconut Water And Avoid The Worst! By    Food Babe I love coconut water! When I’m traveling in […]

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DeFranco’s vs Crossfit

by Mike Guadango July 18, 2014

Whats are your thoughts on the training style of DeFranco’s Gym compared to that of Crossfit? Had somebody tell me that the training you guys do at the gym is basically going backwards because you can’t train strength, hypertrophy, endurance, etc…. at the same time due to different adaptation responses. He claims it’s essential Crossfit […]

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Youth Sports in America

by Pat Carozza July 16, 2014

Lately it seems youth sports in America has undergone a huge transformation. No longer do kids play little league baseball in their town, followed by soccer or football, followed by basketball or wrestling and then back into baseball. Growing up myself and basically all my friends were multiple sport athletes. I continued this into high […]

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