Good Morning


As I continue to refine my programming, I recognize that there are no bad exercises. Just bad application of exercises. Over the last year, I’ve added Good Mornings back into my workout. Initially I was dealing with some low back discomfort, as many do. I wanted to focus on strengthening my posterior chain, especially glutes, hamstrings and low back. After a few weeks, and to this day, I have no low back discomfort.

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Fat Loss

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20 LBS

I did part of my leg workout today with a 20 pound weight vest. It always amazes me when I add such a small load to my workout what the outcome is.

-Labored breathing
-increased pressure on my legs. Especially my knees
-Core tightness
-And I’m sure I could go on and on.

I can’t imagine what it would be like carrying 20, 30, 40 or more pounds than what I weight now. Even more reason to exercise daily, eat less, but more quality food and train your butt off.

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MVP Speed Camp


Speed is a bi-product of force production.  If you learn to produced more force into the ground, you’ll run faster and jump higher.  MVP Performance Training will be running Speed and Agility Training sessions at the McMinnville Community Center.  Athletes from all sports and ages are welcome. As the popularity of sport is on the rise, sports has become more competitive.  Speed and agility are important qualities for all athletes to possess. MVP Performance Training’s experienced instructors will help you identify problems in your running form that are preventing you from reaching your top potential running speed, with a focus on footwork, balance, and explosive drills.  Improvements made in these areas will result in improved performance in your particular sport.
Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your speed, and learn the skills needed to become a better athlete! Our camps focus on a variety of training techniques that are used to enhance quickness, improve balance and agility, develop speed, and build confidence. Athletes from all sports will benefit from our training, so register now!

Where: McMinnville Community Center
600 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: 503-434-7315

Cost: $25/session

Days:   Wednesday and  Friday

Time:     3:30-4:15     3rd – 6th Grade
4:30-5:15     7th-12th Grade

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Eat Like An Adult

What’s your basic daily eating plan? Like anything else we don’t go into something planning to fail, we just failed plan. I wanted to share with you a short plan that I use when were talking about daily nutrition. By no means am I perfect and I, like many, love certain things. But in general terms this is how I follow my day.

1. Eat Breakfast
I get up at 4:30 AM most days and I usually grab a couple coffee and head out the door meet clients at MVP at 5:30. Most ays I don’t feel like eating right when I get up. Taking a little time the night before or even on Sunday evening to plan out my breakfasts for the week is essential. One of my favorite breakfast plans is egg muffins. Basically I take any fixings that I want and cracking egg in a muffin tin and bake it. This is a fantastic and you see on the go breakfast. The only downfall is that you have to have a place to heat them up. I like my eggs hot.

2. Plan Your Snacks
Preparation is the key. If you walk out of the house with nothing on hand, it’s too easy to give into temptation. Simply cutting up some vegetables and putting them in a little Ziploc bag and taking them with you will give you just the buffer that you need to get to your next meal. Carrots are one of my favorite snacks because they’re crunchy. Something about that crunch and how the brain likes it.

3. Eat After Your Workout
One of my basic plans is to plan one of my main meals after my workout. Don’t get me wrong, I supplement when I need to, but nothing replaces real food.

4. Eat More Protein
I always tell folks to eat more lean protein because they just don’t get enough. You should have some protein source with every meal including snacks. You should be getting .75/grams of protein per pound of body weight. So, I weight 200 pounds. This means I need to take in roughly 150 grams of protein per day. I would say most days I’m pretty close to this mark. I do have to supplement a shake or two throughout the day, but along with my regular meals I’m pretty close.

5. Moderation
One of the best lines that I’ve ever heard(can’t remember from who-probably Dan John) when it comes to eating is to “Eat Like An Adult”. You know what I mean, Right? Eat a colorful plate(eat your fruits and vegetables), use a small plate instead of a big one, don’t eat everything in sight. Minimize sugar and alcohol. Like An Adult!

If you have no idea of where to start, give me a call. 971-241-7182. I’d be glad to sit down and share more about what I do.


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We’ve all experienced the situation where a client, student or athlete got injured. Some had surgery and some didn’t.  They were sent to PT for rehab and to treat whatever their symptoms were.  At the end of their allotted sessions, they were cleared to return to training or competition.  This has always been a huge issue.  They never once addressed what the initial issue or cause was.  This is the beauty of Functional Range Conditioning(FRC).  The FRC is the bridge between Rehab and Training(See the image above).  There will be more of this to come.


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Everything Works

Everything works for about 6 weeks, if you can stick with it. For the last few weeks, since I returned home from Salt Lake City and my visit with Dan John, I constantly reflect on the gems while I was there.

-The goal is to keep the goal the goal.

-If something is important you, do it every day.

-Fat Loss Happens On Mondays

As we all head into 2015, New goals and New Year’s resolutions will begin to pop up.  Here are a few pointers so that you accomplish your goals and meet your New Year’s resolutions.

-Write it down

-Do one thing at a time

-Do it every day

-Find an accountability/workout partner

-Hire a coach

Train Hard, Train Smart.

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