For the love of Oatmeal

For the love of Oatmeal

Fitness people and lifters love oatmeal, and for good reason.  It is cheap, pretty easy to make, healthy, and provides long lasting energy.  I asked some of my Facebook friends to share their favorite oatmeal recipes with me and there suggestions/guidelines are included below:   1 1/2 cups of liquid I use half water half milk bring to a boil…

Tim’s articles from around the web

Tim’s articles from around the web

  Below are some articles I wrote you may have missed from two popular fitness sites.   A New Way to Deadlift  on TNATION.com In this I cover a variation and strategy to get your deadlift moving up.   4 Strategies for a Bigger Bench on SCHWARZENEGGER.com Who doesn’t want a bigger bench? Here we have some strategies you can start implementing right…

My Problem with Steroids

My Problem with Steroids

I have a bit of a mixed opinion on steroids.  In one sense I generally believe people should be able to do whatever they want as long as they aren’t hurting other people.  Even if a certain activity carries a higher level of risk, if an adult wants to engage in it, so be it.  I don’t think base jumping…

Skill and Arousal

Skill and Arousal

There is an inverse relationship between skill and arousal level.  Skill is the level of difficulty, precision, and motor control that a movement requires.  Arousal (no, I am not talking about that type of arousal) refers to the psychic energy one displays – how amped up you are to do something.  Too much arousal screws up very high skill things,…

Post Competition Training

Post Competition Training

As a powerlifter I break all of my workout programs down into 1 of 3 phases.  The 3 phases are: Post competition General Strength Peaking Post competition is for the time right after a meet.  You can’t just blast away intensely for 10 years straight, the longer you are in this game and the more advanced you get you have…

Should a Strength Coach be Strong?

Should a Strength Coach be Strong?

I see this question pop up every so often in various debates and forums.  Should a strength coach be strong?  Very simply put: Yes.  Please note the use of the word should in the question.  Should you practice what you preach and lead by example?  Yes.  It is ideal for a strength coach to be strong.  I can’t see how…