Favorite Gym Equipment
I have their 2×2 rack, TX power bar, trap bar, neutral bar, Safety Squat bar and random other items. Love them.
Fat Bastard Barbell Company: I have their smaller Inch DB replica their Saxon Pinch bar – love them. Tell Andrew I sent ya
Sorinex: They have been supporting grip strength and all forms of strength for 40 years.
I love and hate the rower. It is brutal and will always kick you the real deal. I added one to my garage gym 1.5 years ago and it was the best equipment investment of the year.
I can walk out and do everything from an aerobic base session in the AM fasted to a brutal set of intervals. The rower can also be stood up on end so the foot print when not in use is very small.
In my book there is no comparison of rowers out there – the Concept 2 is by far the best. If you can’t afford one now, I would prefer to see you save your money then buy a cheaper one.
I still love the Dragon Door ones. I’ve had them for going on 12+ years now and they still work great. They have traveled all over the USA from S. Padre TX to Hood River OR.
Flex Diet Certification Course
Of course I am biased as I created it! But I believe this really is the best nutrition course you can take online today if you want to be a great nutrition coach.
You are probably wonder why the heck I recommend PN when I created my own nutrition / recovery cert?
Because PN is awesome! Dr John Beradi and his staff has done a stellar job with all the material. I was one of 5 peer reviewers on the latest edition and loved it.
Note: FDC vs PN – If you want to go deep on habit change, do PN first. If you want more of the habit/ pych portion “baked in” and want to go deeper on the physiology aspects, then do FDC first. In the end, I would recommend that you do both.
Optimizing Adaptation & Performance
Optimal Adaptation Performance
I am not overly impressed with many paid lecture products, but this one is epic. I bought it with my own money and this is not sponsored. Excellent lectures from DR James LaValle and Kevin.
Human Performance Course
Carrick Institute for Clinical Neuroscience
Ultra high end athletic performance from strength, cardiovascular, nutrition /recovery and neurology, it has you covered.
I am biased as I spent 4+ years along with Dr Freddys Garcia, Dr Kenneth Jay, Dr Joe Clark and even Dr Carrick himself developing this course from scratch.
We wanted a course that was based on the most up to date research and was practical. I am super proud of how it turned out.
Program Design Course
Run by my good friend Luke. Always great information and fun courses. Not recommended it you are easily offended – I warned ya! Tell Luke I sent ya.
Strength Development Course
Cal Dietz at XL Athlete and TriPhasic Training
I’ve been blessed to know Cal for over 12 years now. Every time I talk to him I learn something new. He is a very rare breed of coach that reads research, is willing to experiment and test his own assumptions.
Traumatic Brain Injury
For in person clinic work I highly recommend Dr Jeremy Schmoe. I’ve had him do work on me and I trust only a handful of docs. Nothing to disclose on either other than I do some exercise / HRV monitoring work with some clients post treatment from Dr Schmoe out of his office
Center for Brain Plasticity: Dr Matt and Dr Adam along with their staff are epic. You are in great hands and I have learned a ton from both of them. Highly recommended.
Blood Work / Testing
Most states will allow you to purchase your own lab work, get the restuls and then share them with your doc. The Omega 3 test via Dr Doug Bilbus – he is my go to researcher on all things omega 3 and fish oil / lipids.
I’ve been using his at home test for over 7 years now.
Creatrix Solutions’ Sauna
Currently I fly kites from Blade. I have the 8M, 12M, 14M Trigger and the 17M Fat Lady. I love the way they fly – super stable and jump well too.
For kiteboards and travel bags I use Litewave created and run by Litewae Dave himself. I have the Carbon Kick and the Carbon 155 cm Wing – which is amazing on those light wind days.
No disclosures here, Dave paid me nothing to say nice things about his products
Top Metal Bands
Too many to list, but a few of my favorites:
- August Burns Red
- Lamb of God
- Front Line Assembly
- Metallica- they are in their mid 50s and still rip!
Best kept secret
Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)
If I could wave my magic wand and require training for all trainers, I would have them do Precision Nutrition, Flex Diet Cert and RPR.
RPR is way to activate your muscles for better function and allow your body to thrive. It has been a massive game changer for me.
You can take the level 1 online or in person. Level 2 is only done in person. If you get really good at RPR- which does not take that long – you will be a local rock star at your gym.
Nothing to disclose here – I do teach for RPR and am paid for teaching level 1 and 2
Destination Based Cont. Edu
Anything my buddy Dr Ben House does is epic. Buy it. I’ve been to many of his events in Costa Rica at Flo and it is always an amazing time.
Christa and her staff here does an amazing job with every event. I’ve been blessed to present there several times and each time it is wonderful. Beautiful location with amazing food too.
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