As an athlete with a lot of determination but with very little in the way of athletic gifts, I was determined to be competitive in sports and found that increasing my speed and explosiveness was the shortest route to get me to where I wanted.
My athletic journey started over 17 years ago. My first competitive sport was motocross where I raced for 2 years. I then began training for martial arts and by the age of 15 had developed a longing to play basketball and football. I was told as a freshman in high school that I should give up on ever playing any sports because I just didn't have the athletic ability, so I guess you could say that's what started my passion.
I dedicated myself to training and education and along the way I accumulated a lot of knowledge and I did eventually achieve just about all my athletic goals and then some. By the age of 21 I became a certified trainer specializing in athletic performance and have spent years devouring every source of information I could get my hands on. Although I am a trainer I've never lost my own will to compete. Along the way I've competed and/or trained in just about every sport imaginable. Motocross, Tae-Kwon-Do, football, basketball, Olympic lifting, Powerlifting, Track&Field, boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, gymnastics, and others.
Because of this wide background I was able to learn and pick up on things or qualities from a variety of sports that could be used for enhancing others. For example, I recently discovered that tennis and racquetball are both good off-season sports for increasing lateral agility for football players! Few sports require the reaction time and lateral quickness and agility and provide conditioning without being detrimental to speed development. However, my specialty remains increasing raw explosiveness, acceleration and jumping ability and I do this through a variety of methods.
All these years I've also invested years in education, thousands of dollars on books, seminars, and thousands of hours spent reading through scientific journals to pick up any training edge I could find. I've been fortunate enough to be able to learn from the brightest scientific minds in the field of athletic enhancement and combine this with my own experiences and knowledge. I have relentlessly pursued the question "What is the most effective way to physically enhance and develop athletic ability?" Most importantly, I've spent thousands and thousands of hours training other athletes. Along the way I figured out what works and what doesn't and developed a system that gets quick results. Over a decade of involvement in a variety of sports and a variety of athletes a unique system of training athletes was developed.
My philosophy revolves around addressing each athlete totally individually and getting the most out of their training time, or training economy. Really the only way to do this is to assess everyone as an individual and train the weaknesses. Any activity or maneuver (running, jumping, throwing etc.) involves a variety of different components (movement skill,strength, body structure, flexibility etc.) that determine outcome.
My goal is to determine what aspect is holding a particular athlete back, and address the training program to correct that deficiency, which time and again leads to the quickest results and also ensures longevity. About a year ago it became apparent to me that even today there is a vast shortage of information for athletes who desire real results. Because of that I decided to launch Higher-Faster-Sports.com.
Build Muscle & Lose Fat Simultaneously?
The goal of many bodybuilders is to gain muscle/lose fat whilst doing so simultaneously. Anyone who\\\'s ever truly been on a real bulking phase or a cutting phase will know exactly what extremes I\\\'m talking about. We will take a look how you gain muscle and lose fat with this program! Section:
Coax 30 Lbs. Out Of Your Bench!
Besides people asking me how they can improve their vertical jump, I also have people asking me about how to improve their bench. Get the details here for jacking up your bench! Learn more... Section:
Squats And Speed Development?
The quickest way for most people to boost up their attributes is, you guessed it, increase their ability to bend their knees and apply force! Improve your strength with the squat. Get more here! Section:
Power: What It Is And How To Get It!
Power is not simply about having the strength to pick up a car and carrying it across a driveway. Power is a combination of two very important aspects of any kind of training. Continue reading to find out more. Section:
How To Benefit From Planned Overtraining!
What is overtraining, and can we benefit from it? Well overtraining itself is not what you want, however over-reaching by design can be a good thing. To get more detail on this topic continue below. Section:
Becoming A Fast Twitch Machine.
Having warned you ahead of time that muscle typing is often overrated and less important then other factors, I still believe it is of significance. For more information about changing to a fast twitch muscle machine read on below. Section:
Understanding Muscle Fiber Types.
This article will deal mainly with how people think the muscle type makes no difference, how muscle type is over-rated and how it gets more credit then it deserves. Section:
Different Strokes For Different Folks.
Here are a few examples of how different folks use different strokes to achieve the desired result. Learn how to pay attention to your static-spring balance and learn to optimize the various qualities to achieve success in your sport. Section:
Optimizing Muscle Size Through Different Training Methods!
Training is just an attack on muscle fiber. We go in the gym and attack our muscles in an effort to make them grow bigger and stronger. The 2 most popular forms of musclar attack can be illustrated if you compare the training of a powerlifter to that of a bodybuilder. Find out how they can both help you make new gains! Section:
Get Creative With Your Cardio!
We all know the benefits of cardiovascular work or high intensity cardiovascular training. Perhaps just as important it builds and trains our aerobic systems so that capillarization is improved and blood flow to the working muscles during weight training is increased. Check out these different training methods to use as a cardio substitute... Section:
15 Weeks To Super Power.
The following workouts emphasize the Olympic pulling movements (power clean & snatch), but are also set up to focus on hypertrophy and strength in the lower body in a more traditional bodybuilding split. The workouts are really quite versatile, fun, and provide a wide array of new and challenging exercises. Section:
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