2017 Update & Back to Kenya!

Hey Wanderlust Trainer family.  I know it has been quite a while since I have last posted!  If you aren’t aware, I moved back to Pittsburgh PA in the summer 8 months ago.  After my track coaching season ended, I did some freelance training in the early fall but with the cold settling in late[…]

Why Women Should Consider Weightlifting

In my experience, I’ve ran into a fair bit of resistance from women about resistance training.  The infamous concern of getting big and bulky, along with the perception that having muscles is unattractive, isn’t always the easiest barrier for a coach or trainer to break through.  I want to quickly help clear the air on[…]

Difference Between Athletic Strength Training and Body Building Workouts

Tell me, how many times have you went to the gym and seen the endless sea of bicep curls, skull crushers, and sit ups all in the name of “getting stronger”?  Now sure, most first time weightlifters are actually getting stronger as almost anything will help, but what about the club rugby player who you see[…]

Should Youth Athletes Strength Train…

With obesity on the rise in many developed nations and child inactivity at levels never before seen in recorded history, it’s imperative that we start getting youth into physical activity early and often.  That being said, there’s also a huge surge of kids getting into organized sports going from practice to practice and competition to[…]

How to Train for Quidditch, Muggles Guide

As mentioned in the previous blog post I ‘m a performance coach for the best Quidditch team in all the land, literally.  My job is to make them be as athletic as possible and reduce non-contact injuries so that when they run on the pitch, they actually look like they’re flying.  In this segment I[…]

One Month at EXOS

So as of publishing this, I am 4 weeks into my internship with EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance).  I have been wanting this internship for 2 years and finally got it!  I’m going to describe briefly how this experience has been as it’s been rather interesting.  From beating on NFL vets in ultimate Frisbee, to sharing[…]

Recapping on My 1st Performance Clinic

So on Sunday I held a speed clinic (Takeoff Speed Clinic) in my hometown of Pittsburgh PA.  I wanted to do something good for the community and also have means to pay my Austin Texas rent.  The program was a hands on speed clinic to teach how to sprint and how to train to sprint. […]

3 Ways to Improve Acceleration and Why It’s Important

Have you ever seen how Derrick Rose blows past defenders taking the ball in for a score, or Marshawn Lynch blazing through the line past opponents (and laying punishing hits on opponents) to quickly reach the end zone?  One thing these athletes do very well is accelerate to gain speed and momentum quickly.  Well, what[…]

My Experience Training Track Athletes in Belize

This past winter, I spent a week training track and field athletes in Belize after a 3 week tour of Mexico.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Belize or have only vacationed on the Cayes (pronounced “keys”), I’ll give you a short description.  Belize lies south of the Mexican state of Yucatan, has[…]