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The Power of Low-Intensity Steady State Cardio for Fat Loss

In the realm of fitness and weight loss, the phrase "no pain, no gain" often takes center stage. High-intensity workouts, sweat-drenched sessions, and pushing oneself to the limit seem to be the go-to strategies for shedding excess fat. However, amidst the intensity...

Cardio for Fat Loss (A Lifter’s POV)

Powerlifters are NOT endurance athletes. EliteFTS suggests powerlifters should do 2 to 3 sessions of 20 to 45 minutes of cardio. Hold up – AT A WALKING PACE. I’m a powerlifter; therefore, as a coach, I naturally attract individuals looking to train through resistance...

How to Improve Fat Loss Results

NEAT-O! Regardless of the context or who used the word, I will ALWAYS think of my Uncle Dean-O when I hear the word “neat.” It’s his word, and it makes me giggle a little thinking about all the times we’d show him something ridiculous as a kid and he’d act just as...

How to Workout In 15-Minutes or Less

Imagine your schedule is jam packed.   Between family, work and social events, your calendar is FULL.   But then you look in the mirror or put on a pair of jeans and realize your waistline is also FULL…  Let’s be honest, that’s not your imagination, that’s your...

Cardio & Fat Loss (The Truth)

Should you be doing cardio?  If you search the internet for weight loss recommendations, you’ll find the answer to be yes.   If you’re a female looking to burn body fat while scrolling social media, you’ll find the answer to be HELL YES.   Too often we resort to...

The Secret Formula to Strength and Conditioning

  When I was in sports growing up in middle school and high school, I signed up for every strength and conditioning opportunity that I had. Unfortunately, at the time there weren't as many available as there are today. Here is what I learned in college and beyond that...

7 Ways to Make Your Workouts Harder

Are your workouts hard enough?  Are you doing enough to build muscle? Lose weight? Tone up?  At Complete Performance most of our clients come to us FINALLY ready to chase their body composition goals.   They trust us with their nutrition.   They hold on to our...

Power Requires Specificity

 In our last blog on sports performance, we talked about the essentials of power development. You can find that link here Today, we’re going to go a little bit more in depth with how we get that power to transfer the best. SAID Principle The SAID principle is going to...

Essentials of Power Development

It’s a very timely topic today on power development and power output because we’re heading into a season for most athletes that work with us. Specifically, we have many softball, baseball and track athletes who rely heavily on power output and speed to be successful....

I recently made a video that had a lot of good questions asked, and it was based on the long-term adaptations that happen from throwing as you grow up and essentially the adaptations that we find overtime is that the shoulder on the throwing side is commonly down or...

Should Pitchers Bench Press?

When training any client for anything, it is important to consider safety, effectiveness, and carryover to sport. It is important to understand the functional demands of the sport and how the exercises chosen will help the client reach their goals.  Traditionally, the...

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