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...

So Now I’m A Level 7 – What Happens Next??

Fifteen long months after I passed Level 6, and after I was awarded my dog tag by Nick onstage at the FitRanX® World Conference, I finally passed Level 7 on my second attempt!! My first attempt, in June, was thwarted by my inability to correctly count my Snatch reps. ...

Why Aren’t All The Weights Scaled?

Every so often I will get a question relating to a specific testing element, and why it is done the way we say it should be done.  Rather than just saying “Because we said so,” I believe you should know the “Why” in addition to the “What” and “How” behind the FitRanX...

Oops…I Did It Again

Yes, I did just quote a Britney Spears song to open an article.  But it kinda fits, just follow along. If you’ve been reading these for a while, or are friends with me on FaceBook, you may remember that a few years ago I sprained the popliteal tendon in my right knee,...