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Saturday, December 21, 2013


I get a kick at the 'new' wave of trainers who perform these extraordinary feats of strength which we call 'circus' lifters to attract customers or show off. This does not signify competence, just an unbridaled passion to do what you probably can't. Just because you like to do something doesn't mean you should teach it. Unfortuantely there are a bunch of 'cats' out there doing just that. Getting certified in kettlebell classes or winning events means one thing: that person got certified and competed. I have said it time and time again: confidence and competence are NOT the same. Choose wisely.

NOTE: check out my 'video breakdown' of this QUADbination circuit!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


LCA is a customized training program for female athletes. Females are inherently more flexible than males and are actually MORE prone to injury due to that fact!. For example, the ACL. The female ACL, in part, is protected by the hamstring muscle when ever the body must make sudden change in direction or when landing from a jump. The female ACL has a 'slow' ramp' up time which means it contracts slow and when that happens the tibia [lower leg bone] actually migrates too far forward which puts stress on the ACL.

If you think of the ACL as a thick rope (helical). It is  this 'braided' design that  provides joint stability and integrity. It is highly innervated(nerves) and has a blood supply that comes from the femur(thigh bone). Reconstructions of this ligament occur when it ruptures. Stretched or torn are rarely repaired. They are simply allowed to 'heal' as the ligament repairs itself since there is no compromise of blood supply.
LCA primary focus is not only elevating athletic performance but to address common injuries like the ACL. Developing strength programs that involve  eccentric loads in multiple directions is key.  So when we post the training videos in the coming months you will see how we do that.

In this video are two of the top softball players in the country going through our signature sports performance training cycle. Take note of the plyometeric and reaction drills.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


In this ongoing special release of our training techniques developed from over 26 years of sports performance, training & conditioning for men and women, youth to high school, I give a 'play by play' of the techniques demonstrated. This is a two[2] part bit. So once you watch the technique click this to hear the 'breakdown'!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

What a great way to segue into our LADIES COMPETE! ACADEMY here at the training mecca BODY SPECS ltd(formally 'Inc') in Ann Arbor, Mi by having these competitive ladies show how we train female athletes. Yes. We know women are 'different' when it comes to traininG.. Different in the way they respond to training. Done incorrectly a women's thighs can get too big, the upper body too bulky and because they are more flexible than dudes they are more prone to injury. That blew your mind because you thought flexibility prevented injuries. I did say "more flexible". So, yes, you can be too flexible at the 'wrong' time.  This program is a comprehensive training program for the female athlete. No matter what sport, age or level, we have the RIGHT program for you. So you say you are not a competitive athlete but, want to train like  one? Tired of the 'add water and stir' programs that do the same thing as everybody else. You know what I'm talking about. Then, LCA is for you

So as not to sound sexist, 'soft legs' is what we call the ladies and 'hard legs' refer to the gentlemen. The ladies in this video have led successful competitive careers as cyclist, runners and swimmers and have not only the experience and medals as proof of their competitive drive but are the 'chosen' ones letting me record them for their mobility, strength and stamina. They have been clients for a combined 7 years! By combining our signature training with their event training, has increased their performance dramatically.

This is a portion of an hour long training session with 4 sets of each technique with a varying degree of difficulty and tempo. The training occurred on same day. So if you are interested give us a call 734.827.2744 or email us at

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

M. F C2

 WARNING: These techniques are ONLY to be tried by those experienced with chin up/pullup matrixes and proper technique(demonstrated is partial shrug but you could do other compound movement) of those revealed in this video. We do NOT 'circus lift'(those only we can do) the training is real and you are only seeing a portion of it. It is teachable though.....

ITS that time of year where BSI reaches out to help disadvantaged familes this holiday season. So in conjunction with WTKA1050 and Sam Webb checkout what we want YOUR help with...

 It is called the Magic of Christmas Adopt A Child Program which is to help many disadvantaged families in the Ann Arbor, Saline, and Ypsilanti areas! 

To participate, drop off donation: $50-$100 at BSI. 
Make checks out to:
Pledge what you can. Size of donation is up to you! You can drop of your donations at BODY SPECS.
Deaadline for donations: MONDAY DECEMBER 9, 2013

Thank you in advance for your generous contributions!!

'As long as the day lasts, let's give it all we've got'
-David o. Mckay