Category: Professionals



A reliable trainer

A reliable trainer

A question I get from time to time is how to choose a personal trainer. And while many are happy to work it out on their own and train by themselves, the simple fact is that many people do benefit from personal trainers. Whether it’s from a motivational/accountability standpoint or simply having an ‘expert’ teach [...]

Secrets of training

Secrets of training

What stimulated this article was an experience I had last week. As described in the About Me page I’m currently living in SLC Utah training full time at the speed skating oval trying to make National or Olympic qualifying trials (making the team, of course, is the ultimate dream).   Anyhow, last week I made [...]

Brad Tavares

Brad Tavares

TRAINING: I typically train 2 to 3 times a day, 6 days a week. Sometimes even 4 times. I’m either doing conditioning with Ian Omalza, hitting mitts with Ray Sefo, doing jits with Sonny Nohara and Rob Drysdale, or pro practice with my team at Xtreme Couture. Thoughts on opponent, Dustin Jacoby? I don’t know [...]

Thiago Tavares

Thiago Tavares

TRAINING: I am training boxing seven times a week, Muay Thai five times a week and jiu-jitsu seven times. When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in Judo when I was five. When I was nine I started to train Jiu-Jitsu because I always had this dream to become a lutador [...]

To be your own coach

To be your own coach

In any case, during the seminar, one question that came up from one of the attendees was “How does someone coach themselves?” Dan gave a usually thorough, but I fear somewhat undirected, answer (a problem Dan has is that he has so much great knowledge that he often gets side-tracked by all of it and [...]

For gorgeous christmas parties- table manners

For gorgeous christmas parties- table manners

It’s Christmas time again and you may find yourself planning and attending parties both at home and at your workplace. Parties are an essential part of the Christmas spirit and it is important to plan ahead to avoid any glitches. In addition, it is important not to overlook certain basic rules in the middle of [...]

Russell Crowe feels burn after workout

Russell Crowe feels burn after workout

HIS daily workouts have earned him a loyal following, but is Russell Crowe’s fitness regime actually working? Crowe has been trying to get in shape for almost a year and has kept fans up to date with his battle with the bulge by posting his daily regime on Twitter. “Extremely short workout today, very sweaty [...]

With Intensity Techniques  Building New Muscle

With Intensity Techniques Building New Muscle

All my life I have always wanted a cool nickname. In high school I even went so far as to try to give myself the nickname C-Dub. This was definitely not a proud moment for me. But recently, after speaking with a friend at my gym I was informed that the majority of the people [...]

Build A Champion Mentality

Build A Champion Mentality

help writing an essay p>Are You Working Smart Enough? Making sure you are working smart is the first step of working hard. After all, you can?t get to work until you know what you?re going to do. Working smart ? doing all the right things – is every bit as important as working hard. Too [...]

Will Be A Champion Through Commitment

Will Be A Champion Through Commitment

“There is no doubt that we make many commitments – such as commitments to our employer, our spouse or significant other, our parents, our friends, etc. However, the most important commitment is the one we make to ourselves. When you make a commitment to yourself, there can never be an acceptable excuse as to why [...]