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Why you should be doing more single-leg exercises

Consider this situation...You come into the gym for a workout and Back Squats are on the menu. Today’s workout calls for a 1, 2, or 3-Rep Max attempt for the day. You haven’t been doing Back Squats routinely, so you don’t expect much out of yourself today. You start...

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Goals vs. Systems: a concept to improve your habits

It’s great to have goals. Most of us have them, even if they aren’t written down. We may have something we want to accomplish in our minds that gives us meaning to what we do every day. Goals provide us with direction and something to strive towards so we can improve...

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Foundry Open 2019

 The Foundry Open begins on February 22nd. Welcome! It’s Open season!  That time of the year where you get to put your training to the test, celebrate all the progress you’ve made, and have a great time with the rest of the Foundry tribe. Meet Your Captains: Sanny...

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Are you getting enough quality sleep?

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. Sleep. Why do we need sleep? How much of it do we need? How do we get the best quality sleep possible? These are all questions that I’ll cover in today’s post. But before I get to those questions, I want to address some...

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Overcoming your fear of the gym

When it comes down to it, much of what prevents people from embarking on a journey to become more fit and healthy is FEAR: Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of getting injured, fear of not fitting in, fear of embarrassing yourself… Much of this fear may be...

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Do you read food nutrition labels?

Have you ever wondered how to decipher a food nutrition label? Or did you even know that these nutrition labels exist? Perhaps you do, but you decide to buy that particular item you’re staring at on the shelf in the grocery store because it’s on sale and you think to...

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Self-Esteem, Health, and Fitness

One of the most interesting things that distinguishes humans from the rest of the animal world is our awareness of the self—and our ability to form an identity. And once we do, then we decide whether we like that identity or not. Unfortunately, humans have a capacity...

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3 mobilizations you should be doing daily

If your New Year’s resolution doesn’t include more mobility on the reg...well, it should. Unfortunately, our modern way of life predisposes us to being more sedentary than human beings were designed to be. Many of us are stuck in the same position due to what is...

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Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it’s effective

One of the biggest misconceptions I have witnessed when it comes to concepts people embrace about what is helping their fitness is that they need to feel crushed, destroyed, and sore all over from a workout for it to have been an effective day at the gym. I’ve heard...

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