FAT LOSS – EXERCISE DEFICIENCY, OR POOR NUTRITION HABITS?
(The picture above is a past client of mine in Chicago that made decent progress, but once he took my advice and cleaned up his diet, his progress improved tremendously.) There are basically two schools of thought when it comes to exercise/training for fat loss. The first school of thought is that a good diet […]
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS
FREE Training for 2 High School Baseball Players I’m offering two high school baseball players absolutely free strength and conditioning. There is no catch or strings attached. My only agenda is to get you such amazing results that you tell other players about me, and I’m 100% confident because I’ve been training athletes for well […]
THE CORE MUSCULATURE: FORCE TRANSDUCER, NOT FORCE PRODUCER
(Pictured here is one of my clients that’s an adamant golfer training a rotational core exercise to transfer force through the core into the upper body as a driver.) The human body is an incredibly complex machine, and the muscles that make up our core are no exception. These muscles, which include the rectus abdominis, […]
SHAWN HENDERSON TESTIMONIAL
HOW WE TRAIN ATHLETES AT ASCEND PERFORM
It’s no secret today that athletes gain a competitive edge through proper strength training. We’ve spent over 21 years training athletes for a living and constantly refine our skills to make the “proper” into the best. Here is what we do at ascend perform. The first thing we do when an athlete comes in is […]
TRAINING TAILORED TO YOU AT ASCEND PERFORM
At ascend perform we don’t have classes or boot camps where everyone is doing the same thing. We tailor your training based on your specific goals and on what you have, what you own, and what you can tolerate. What you have is best described as your anatomy. People have different heights, different muscle belly […]
MONITORING STRESS AND FATIGUE WITH THE HOOPER MACKINNON QUESTIONNAIRE
I first heard about the Hooper Mackinnon questionnaire on the Train With Push website (trainwithpush.com). I looked at the questionnaire and it immediately made sense to me how the questions asked could be very helpful for training, and I also knew how I could potentially use supplements to help as well, which I’ll get to […]
WILL TRAINING THE CORE MAKE YOU LOSE FAT?
I think saying “will training my abs make me lose fat” is more appropriate but if I said it that way someone is bound to ask me about the “core” because it’s such a buzzword. THE ANSWER IS NO. You will not lose more fat from doing a bunch of ab exercises. Lowering body fat […]