What Is Your Sport?

“What is your Sport?” That was the question posed to me by Pavel Tsatsouline to me, as he stepped into the elevator I was the lone passenger of at my RKC in San Diego years ago. At the time, I didn’t really know how to answer him, as I wasn’t a former State or...

How Do I Get Strong Enough

So, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were only 3-4 different sizes of kettlebells. Ok, so we’re really talking between the years of 1999 and about 2005, but you get the picture. You could get a 16kg (36lbs, or one Pood), a 24kg (53lbs, or 1.5 Pood), a...

Who Makes Up FitRanX®?

In a way, this is a follow-up to a previous blog article, “What does FitRanX mean to you?”  FitRanX is the brain-child of Nick Rians, and over the last 5 years has evolved to an organization that affects thousands of people world-wide.  And while Nick and the core...

What’s with all these lifts with weird names???

  Romanian Deadlift, Bulgarian Split Squat, Pallof Presses, German Volume Training, Viking Warrior Conditioning, based on all these names, a lifting newbie might be led to believe that Europe was ground zero for the Encyclopedia of Weightlifting!  Well, what about the...

What does FitRanX® mean to You??

What does FitRanX® mean to you?  Not just in a metaphysical sense, but literally, what does F-I-T-R-A-N-X mean to you???  The following acronym summed it up for me: FITRANX® Functional Interval Training Requires Adaptation Not Xenophobia I don’t know why, but recently...

ATTENTION!!! Updates To Level Testing Protocol

In a continued effort to standardize the FitRanX® Level tests being conducted around the world, we are announcing some clarifications and changes to some of the testing requirements and protocols.  There are a few “rules” that always induce questions and confusion at...

Training For Level 7 – Part 3

Welcome back!  Hopefully you have been making improvements with your SLDL’s, Pull-Ups, Presses, and Overhead Carries.  Now it’s time to look into some ballistics. (If you missed Part 1 Click here, If you missed Part 2 Click Here) The Snatches, KB Complexes (and Cleans...

Our Body…Our Machine

I recently was fortunate enough to chaperone a group of my high school’s Athletic Training students to the Body Worlds: Pulse, exhibit in Los Angeles, CA.  Body Worlds is a travelling exhibit that many of you may have seen around the world.  It was something that I...

Volume and Density Training: Part 2

Welcome back!  In part one I talked about two basic methods of Volume training.  One method, utilizes low rep ladders for multiple rounds, resulting in a higher percentage of reps done at “work” weight.  The same workout is repeated for a pre-determined number of...

Volume and Density Training: Part 1

Recently I’ve been fielding questions related to various training programs, and the two things that they all have in common are Volume and Density.  In fact, these are my two most favorite variables to manipulate, because you can get pretty remarkable results from...