Unstable Surface Training

  A current trend in fitness is to perform weighted exercises on some kind of unstable surface, namely Swiss balls and Bosu balls.  You’ll see all kinds of exercises done on these things from squats to presses to ab work. Despite their popularity, the research is pretty conclusive that unstable surface training isn’t effective for…


Below is a post from weightlifting coach John Broz who is known for taking average athletes and turning them into national-level weightlifters in a matter of months.  High goals and high standards are a key principle to coach Broz’s methodology, as it is for any successful athlete or coach.   When someone asks me how…


Variation is a widely misunderstood concept in the fitness world.  Real training variation manipulates frequency, volume, and intensity in order to force adaptation — the exercises rarely change.

Read more about variation, and what Christian Thibaudeau calls “the biggest training lie,” here.